Madonna The Queen of US Billboard 2012
Once Billboard.com readers weighed in on their favorite artists, songs and albums of the year, Madonna emerged as the 2012 MVP and came out on top in four other categories.
One year after pop divas like Britney Spears, Adele and Lady Gaga ruled the 2011 Billboard.com Readers' Poll, Madonna dominated the competition in the 2012 edition of our year-end fan forum. Once Billboard.com readers weighed in on their favorite artists, songs and albums over the past 12 months, Madonna emerged as the 2012 MVP, and came out on top in four other categories.
2012 MVP- Madonna
Madonna's achievements included earning the most votes for favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 album with her chart-topping "MDNA"; winning the Best Tour crown for her MDNA trek, which grossed more money than any other run this year, according to Billboard Boxscore; nabbing favorite TV performance for her Super Bowl halftime show extravaganza last February; and even winning most memorable feud for her war of words with Lady Gaga. For that incredible year, Madonna was handed the MVP crown from last year's winner, Britney Spears; in doing so, she topped Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, who came in second, third and fourth in voting, respectively.
Best Newcomer- Lana Del Rey
Favorite Hot 100 No. 1- Adele (Set The Fire To The Rain)
Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1- Madonna (MDNA)
Best Music Video- PSY, "Gangnam Style"
Most Shocking Moment- Whitney Houston's Death
Best Tour- Madonna
Best TV Performance- Madonna (at the Super Bowl)
Source: Madonna Rules Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2012