Billboard.com Releases 2013 Mid-Year Music Awards!

July 15, 2013
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Billboard.com Mid-Year Awards

It’s that time of year again, Billboard.com has released the polls of their Mid-Year Music Awards!

If you didn’t already know, July first is exactly half way through each year; this being said, Billboard.com has made it their duty to release mid-year awards each and every year.

With six nominations in this year polls, Taylor Swift takes the top spot. The singer racked up the polls for “First-Half MVP”, “Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 Album”, “Best Music Video”, “Best Tour”, “Best Performance”, and “Most Overrated Artist”.

Disney princess, Ariana Grande had a shockingly high percentage as a new comer. It is extremely clear that she is a fan favourite taking 50% of the votes in her category. A few other artists who were nominated include Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus and more!

If you haven’t seen who took the top spots in the polls check it out below!

Do you agree with this year’s winners? Let us know by tweeting @weknowthedj on twitter!

First-Half MVP:
1. Taylor Swift (26%)
2. Justin Timberlake (16%)
3. Beyonce (15%)

Best Newcomer:
1. Ariana Grande (50%)
2. Icona Pop (16%)
3. Jessica Sanchez (12%)

Favorite Hot 100 No. 1 Song:
1. P!nk featuring Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason” (29%)
2. Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven” (15%)
3. Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man” (14%)

Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 Album:
1. Taylor Swift, “Red” (25%)
2. Justin Bieber, “Believe: Acoustic” (20%)
3. Bon Jovi, “What About Now” (11%)

Best Music Video:
1. Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop” (27%)
2. Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It” (19%)
3. Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran, “Everything Has Changed” (17%)

Best Comeback:
1. Miley Cyrus (36%)
2. Justin Timberlake (31%)
3. Paramore (10%)

Most Memorable Feud:
1. Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey (40%)
2. Justin Bieber vs. Black Keys’ Pat Carney (25%)
3. Drake vs. Chris Brown (17%)

Most Shocking Moment:
1. Beyonce’s Lip Sync Performance at Inauguration (44%)
2. Paris Jackson’s Attempted Suicide (33%)
3. Lil Wayne’s Death Scare (16%)

Best Festival Performance:
1. Swedish House Mafia’s farewell show at Ultra Music Festival (35%)
2. Paul McCartney at Bonnaroo (19%)
3. Kanye West at Governor’s Ball (17%)

Best Style:
1. Miley Cyrus (30%)
2. Rihanna (19%)
3. Justin Timberlake (18%)

Best Tour:
1. Taylor Swift’s Red tour (27%)
2. Rihanna’s Diamonds tour (20%)
3. Bon Jovi’s Because We Can tour (16%)

Coolest Marketing Stunt:
1. Jay-Z Announces Album in Samsung Ad (27%)
2. Fall Out Boy Unveils Comeback, Album Release, Single, Video in One Day (25%)
3. Kanye West Projects New Song on Buildings Around The World (16%)

Best TV Performance:
1. Beyonce at Super Bowl (32%)
2. Taylor Swift at Billboard Music Awards (30%)
3. Adele at Academy Awards (21%)

Best Music Reality Show:
1. The Voice (45%)
2. American Idol (25%)
3. America’s Got Talent (10%)

Most Overrated Artist:
1. Justin Bieber (37%)
2. Taylor Swift (24%)
3. Beyonce (13%)

Most Disappointing:
1. Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates (35%)
2. Justin Bieber’s Chaotic European Tour (33%)
3. Season 12 of “American Idol” (17%)

Most Anticipated Event of 2013’s Second Half:
1. New Music From Britney Spears (23%)
2. New Music From Lady Gaga (19%)
3. Beyonce’s ‘Mrs. Carter’ Tour… And Album? (17%)

Credit: Billboard.com

– Alana K.

@alanaWKTDJ

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