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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' Bangerz recieved mostly mixed reviews upon its release in October, but it still popped up on a number of "Best of" lists (see where she ranked below). Though Cyrus was not nominated for any Grammys, she is a finalist for TIME's Person of the Year. And MTV named her the Best Artist of 2013. Not bad.

Entertainment Weekly: 3
Rolling Stone: 27