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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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