MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars.
Billboard announced Friday that the pop crooner is the year’s top overall artist.
The singer’s year included a No. 1 hit with “When I Was Your Man” and a top 5 hit with “Treasure.”
His sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” was released late last year and has sold more than 1.8 million units. It’s the second best-selling album of the year behind Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience.”
Taylor Swift is the year’s top female artist, while Mars is the leading male. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is the top group and new act.
Timberlake ruled the R&B charts, while groups Florida George Line and Imagine Dragons topped the country and rock charts.