MTV executives pick their top artist of the past 12 months every year. Miley Cyrus took the title this year after her controversial VMA performance with Robin Thicke. Their duet was the most watched video on MTV’s website in 2013. MTV calls her the ‘most audacious star in pop’. She has come a long way from her Disney Channel days, making it clear she is rebranding herself and appealing to a new demographic. Amy Doyle, head of MTV’s music and talent programming strategy explained why Miley is this Years top artist, 'She dominated the music charts and critics' best-of lists while creating some of the year's most memorable moments.

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke 2013 VMA Performance

Some say she has lost her mind, others see her ‘movement’ as genius. Miley has been taking her notes on other pop stars entrance back into the spotlight. In a post-VMA interview she explains her performance with Robin Thicke as making history, she was well aware of how much impact her wild appearance would have before walking onto that stage during the VMA’s. You didn’t even have to watch the VMA’s to experience the after effects. It was clear the nation was in shock for up to 2 weeks after the performance. She generated the same amount of Media Attention as the Syria Crisis going on at that time. She is appealing to our generation through the fastest and most influential way possible, shock.

 Miley Cyrus 2013 VMA Performace


Will Smith and his kids reaction to Miley Cyrus VMA performance

There never seems to be a dull moment with Ms. Miley. Almost a month and a half later, as the world is watching her perform at the EMA’s(European Music Awards) in Amsterdam she blows us away with a more low-key/ heart-felt performance, singing her top chart Wrecking Ball single. Using her shock tactic again by pulling the unexpected, beginning the performance in a softer tone. She didn’t fail to live up to her last performance however, later in the show she lights up a joint during her last performance  live on National TV. The girl knows how to keep us watching and waiting for more of twerkin Miley. #partywithsluts

 Miley Cyrus Smoking a Joint at the EMA's