MTV names Miley Cyrus 2013 Artist of the Year

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Miley Cyrus arrives at KIIS-FM Jingle Ball held at Staples Center on Dec. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Paul A. Hebert, Invision/AP)

MTV has just announced that Miley Cyrus has been selected by its music and news teams as MTV's Best Artist of 2013.

The criteria for making the pick included album and single sales, touring, airplay, social media, Internet and overall impact.

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And who had bigger impact on MTV and the music scene this year than Miley?

In addition, according to traffic data from music discovery site Artists.MTV.com, Cyrus had the year's most visited artist page, while her medley of We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards tops the list as the most watched video of 2013.

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Look for MTV to roll out year-end "Best Of" lists in movies, songs and movie characters later this week.

MTV's Best Artist of 2013:

1. Miley Cyrus
2. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
3. Justin Timberlake
4. Kanye West
5. One Direction
6. Katy Perry
7. Drake
8. Bruno Mars
9. Lorde
10. Lady Gaga

Artists.MTV.com's Top Artists (ranked by overall fan visits)

1. Miley Cyrus
2. Lil Wayne
3. Taylor Swift
4. Rihanna
5. Justin Bieber
6. Eminem
7. One Direction
8. Bruno Mars
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Beyonce

Artists.MTV Most Watched Music Videos (ranked by overall fan visits):

1. Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke We Can't Stop/Blurred Lines, live from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
2. Bruno Mars, When I Was Your Man
3. Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven
4. T.I. feat Lil Wayne, Wit Me
5. ENUR feat Nicki Minaj, I'm That Chick
6. Justin Timberlake/NSYNC medley, live from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
7. Linkin Park, Burn It Down
8. Taylor Swift, Red, live from the 2013 CMT Music Awards
9. Bruno Mars, Treasure
10. Taylor Swift, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, live from 2012 MTV EMA.

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