Biggest winners and losers of 2013: Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, 'Breaking Bad' and more
WINNER: Miley Cyrus
What Went Right in 2013: Whether it was twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards or riding a wrecking ball in the nude or lighting up a joint at the European Music Awards, Miley Cyrus dominated pop culture in 2013 as her every move became headline fodder. And the public’s fascination added up as “Wrecking Ball” was the most-viewed video on Vevo in 2013 and Cyrus duked it out with no less than Pope Francis for Time’s Person of the Year. She was truly living proof that there is no such thing as bad press as long as they spell your name right.
What’s Ahead in 2014: More of the same. Cyrus will tour and will likely continue on her upward trajectory. She can’t stop. She won’t stop.
- Melinda Newman