Miley Cyrus has been named as the best artist of 2013 by MTV.

MTV said that the 21-year-old singer dominated the music charts and the headlines with her album 'Bangerz', her performances at awards shows and her TV hosting stint on the show 'Saturday Night Live'.

While announcing the results, MTV also said that she is the third artist to receive the distinction of being named MTV's Best Artist of the Year with past honorees including Katy Perry and One Direction in the past two consecutive years, China Daily reported.

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker was also ranked as top artist, based on fan visits to the site, and had the most watched video of 2013 on her live performance with singer Robin Thicke at the VMAs.

Hip-hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis came in second on the list of best artists with Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and One Direction rounding out the top five.

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