One Direction is Named Artist of the Year

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MTV…you know, the channel that used to be all about music & music videos…has spoken, issuing their annual Artists of the Year list. And this year it’s popular boy band One Direction who wound up snagging the top spot.

One Direction was chosen by a team of MTV music staffers while Carly Rae Jepsen ended up winning the title of Song of the Year for “Call Me Maybe.” Meanwhile, it was all about fan voting when it came to choosing the winner of the Most Passionate Fan Army title, with Demi Lovato and her Lovatics earning the most votes.

MTV named MGK as the Best MTV Performance of 2012 and Kill the Noise snatced up the title of MTV’s Clubland’s #PICKOFTHEYEAR.

“MTV, we cannot thank you enough. Artist of the Year, it is an absolute honor. We’ve had an amazing year and this is the icing on the cake, so thank you so much,” stated One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson.

“We want to thank you, MTV for all your support. You’ve supported us from very early on. And a massive thank you to all the fans. This wouldn’t be possible without you, so thank you once again. This is amazing and we’ll see you soon,” added One Direction’s Harry Styles.

Commenting on her Song of the Year win, Carly Rae Jepsen said, “I have to thank the two other writers, Joshua Ramsay and Travish Crowe. When we worked on this song together we were not expecting this year to turn out to be the crazy adventure that it is. Thank you to the fans, the team, my family and MTV! Thanks to you.”

MTV Artist of the Year:
1. One Direction
2. Taylor Swift
3. fun.
4. Rihanna
5. 2 Chainz
6. Frank Ocean
7. Carly Rae Jepsen
8. Nicki Minaj
9. Psy
10. Flo Rida

Song of the Year:
1. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
2. “We Are Young,” fun.
3. “Somebody I Used to Know,” Gotye
4. “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
5. “Starships,” Nicki Minaj
6. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
7. “Mercy,” Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music
8. “Gangnam Style,” Psy
9. “Glad You Came,” The Wanted
10. “Payphone,” Maroon 5

Best MTV 2012 Live Performance (fan voted)
1. Machine Gun Killer, “Invincible,” 2012 MTV Woodies
2. All Time Low, “For Baltimore,” Buzzworthy Live
3. WALK THE MOON, “Anna Sun,” MTV Unplugged
4. One Direction, “One Thing,” MTV Video Music Awards
5. Mac Miller, “Party on 5th Avenue,” MTV Woodies
6. Say Anything, “Say Anything,” Buzzworthy Live
7. Rita Ora, “RIP,” MTV Unplugged
8. The Wanted, “Glad You Came,” Spring Break 2012
9. Taylor Swift, “ We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, MTV Video Music Awards
10. Florence + The Machine, “Shake It Out,” MTV Unplugged

Source: MTV