Well, well, well. Looks like I'm not the only one still bowing down to the Queen of Pop. Madonna has once again proven her staying power by dominating the 2012 Billboard Readers' Poll. Our First Lady of Everything took home top honors in four categories: Best Tour (43% of the votes), Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 album (MDNA with 12%), Favorite TV Performance (Super Bowl halftime show with 38%) and finally 2012 MVP (26%). WORK IT, MADGE!! She also walked away with Most Memorable Feud (with Lady Gaga), although that one doesn't really matter. Here is what Billboard had to say.
"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 the 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 send, third and fourth in voting, respectively."
Not too bad for a woman in her 30th year of ruling the world. Congrats to Madonna and her fans (myself included). Other winners included Lana Del Rey for Best Newcomer, Adele for Favorite Hot 100 #1 (Set Fire to the Rain), PSY for Favorite Music Video (you know), No Doubt for Best Comeback, and Whitney Houston's death was noticed as Most Shocking Moment.