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Taylor Swift? Bruno Mars? Vote for the Music Champ of 2013...So Far

Image courtesy of Albert Ferreira/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Albert Ferreira/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC (via ABC News Radio)

2013 is half over, and it's already been a year of big albums and smash singles.  But who have been the overall champs of music so far this year?   Billboard wants to know, and is asking fans to vote in its annual Mid-Year Music Awards survey.

Among the nominees in the category of "First-Half MVP of 2013" are Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.  Justin is also nominated for Best Comeback.

The nominees for Favorite Billboard Hot 100 Song include Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man," as well as Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason."  Among the discs nominated for Favorite #1 Album: Taylor Swift's Red, Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox , Mumford & Sons ' Babel , Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience , Josh Groban's All That Echoes, Michael Buble's To Be Loved , and Bon Jovi's What About Now.

Nominees for 2013's Most Memorable Feud so far include Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey .   And as for 2013's Most Shocking Moment So Far, Beyonce's Inaugural Lip-Syncing scandal and Paris Jackson's attempted suicide are nominated.

In the category of Most Disappointing of 2013, you can choose from, among other things: Lady Gaga canceling her tour, and season 12 of American Idol.  And nominees for the Most Anticipated Music Event of the second half of this year include Lady Gaga's new album, Justin Timberlake's sequel to The 20/20 Experience , and U2's next album.

Other categories include Best Tour -- Taylor Swift, Pink, Rihanna and Bon Jovi are nominees -- as well as Coolest Marketing Stunt, Best Style, Best Music Reality Show and Most Overrated Artist. Taylor, Justin and Beyonce are all nominees there, but we suspect they'd rather not win.

There's also the Best Televised Performance category, where the nominees include Adele on the Academy Awards, Prince on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Taylor on the Billboard Music Awards.

Cast your votes now at Billboard.com .  The publication will reveal the winners at the beginning of July.

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