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Taylor Swift Dominates "Billboard" Mid-Year Music Awards

Image courtesy of Photo Credit: Sarah Barlow (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Photo Credit: Sarah Barlow (via ABC News Radio)

Taylor Swift wins 2013, so far.  As least, that's according to the results of Billboard magazine's annual Mid-Year Music Awards , which asks fans to choose which stars are dominating the charts and the industry in the first six months of a given year.

Taylor was named the MVP of the first half of 2013, beating out Justin Timberlake and Beyonce for the honor.  Her disc Red was also named Favorite Billboard #1 Album, and her RED tour was named Best Tour.  The only downside for Taylor?  She came in second in the category of Most Overrated Artist, right behind Justin Bieber .

Blake Shelton 's show, The Voice , claimed a big victory over Keith Urban 's season on American Idol in the Best Music Reality Show category. 45% of the vote went to The Voice compared to American Idol 's 25%.

Here are the poll results:

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

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

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

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%)

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%)

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%)

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%)

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

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