Will Miley Cyrus only get bigger in 2014?
It's pretty hard to trump having one of the most-viewed music videos of all time ("Wrecking Ball") and singing one of the most omnipresent pop songs of the year ("We Can't Stop"). But Miley Cyrus seems to have a bet with herself that she can top herself at all times, even for non-music-related reasons (ex. smoking a blunt on stage, foam fingers, etc). The 21-year-old has worked hard to reinvent herself as a urban-leaning artist, with a world of hip-hop artists behind her extolling her 'tude, vocals and even her rhymes. As "Hannah Montana," she toured without relent, but the "Bangerz" tour will really test the pop singer's mettle to wow audiences in her "natural" state and make a case to fans longevity. As Lady Gaga has taught us, one also needs hits to keep the train moving, not shock alone. And as Justin Bieber has taught us, it's hard to keep your nose clean when you're around 20 years old.
- Katie Hasty