MTV hasn't been a cultural icon since Carson Daly and TRL exited, making "music" television no more. The fame of the channel all changed in 2013, when "twerk" became a household word. MTV has declared Miley Cyrus to be their 2013 artist of the year. The network said that the performance of "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" from this year's VMAs was the most watched video on MTV's website. Cyrus' page on MTV was also the most viewed out of every featured artist on MTV.com.
Miley Cyrus has also been named one of Entertainment Weekly's artists of the year. Her two singles "We Can't Stop and "Wrecking Ball are listed on most top lists for songs of the year including Spotify and Billboard. Rolling Stone even named Bangerz as one of the top 50 albums released this year. Lastly, Miley is in the running to be Time Magazine's person of the year.
Love her or hate her 2013 really has been "the year of Miley." Cyrus wowed critics with her powerful vocals at KIIS FM's Jingle ball in Los Angeles on December 6th, performing in the kind of Santa suit only Miley Cyrus could pull off. What will 2014 bring for the "We Can't Stop" Singer? Aside from her Bangerz tour, it seems the world is Miley Cyrus' place to twerk as she pleases.