July 03, 2012
Madonna proved to be 2012's ultimate pop star in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which let fans weigh in on their favorite artists, songs, albums and performances of the first half of this year. After voting ended on Friday (June 29) and the hundreds of thousands of votes were tallied, Madonna was declared the winner of the First-Half MVP trophy.
Madonna, whose 12th studio album "MDNA" was released last March, highlighted the first half of 2012 by performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, scoring another No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In Billboard.com's poll, the pop superstar snagged the most votes in the Best TV Performance category and the third-most clicks for best Billboard 200 No. 1 Album. Her appearance alongside electronic star Avicii at Ultra Music Festival was also named Best Festival Performance in a romp.