People Who Are Addicted To Music
Taylor Swift continued a stellar year by dominating the 2013 edition of Billboard.com’s Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite artists, songs, albums and performance of the first six months of the year. After voting officially concluded when June rolled over into July, hundreds of thousands of entries were tallied and the 23-year-old country superstar came out on top in three key categories, including the coveted First-Half MVP contest.
Swift, whose fourth studio album “Red” scored the biggest debut sales week of 2012 upon its release last October, has spent much of 2013 supporting the full-length on her massive Red world tour, which began in March and will continue through December. The singer has also taken time to perform at ceremonies like the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and the 2013 Billboard Music Awards — the latter at which she also won the Artist of the Year trophy — while also collecting more hits like “I Knew You Were Trouble, “22” and “Everything Has Changed” to follow her first Hot 100 chart-topper, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Billboard.com fans did their part in recognizing Swift’s many achievements over the past six months: she was named First-Half MVP, topping artists like Justin Timberlake and Beyonce handily; “Red,” which returned to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart earlier this year, was bestowed with the ‘Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 Album’ award; and the Red tour trumped Rihanna’s Diamonds tour to earn the title of the voter’s favorite live show on 2013.