‘Miley Cyrus is best artiste of 2013’

Her eye-popping duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the year's most talked about cultural events.

MTV said Monday the VMA duet on We Can’t Stop and Blurred Lines was the year’s most watched video on its websites. Similarly, the MTV artist site devoted to Cyrus had more visits than any other artist’s.

Besides We Can’t Stop, the song Wrecking Ball and album Bangerz were big hits for Cyrus, who also had notable appearances on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and MTV’s European music awards show. MTV executives pick their top artist. One Direction won last year, and Katy Perry won the year before.

This year, Cyrus was an easy choice, said Amy Doyle, head of MTV’s music and talent programming strategy.

‘She dominated the music charts and critics’ best-of lists while creating some of the year’s most memorable moments,’ Doyle said.
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