Miley Cyrus named MTV's Artist of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - If this was the year you learned what the word "twerk" means - you can probably guess who was named MTV's artist of the year for 2013.

Miley Cyrus' risque romp with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards made her an easy choice for the network.

MTV says the former child star's MTV performance was the most watched video on its site all year - and her artist site got more hits than any other.

The duet, complete with Cyrus' frolicking with huge teddy bears, grinding against Thicke - and that unforgettable foam finger - was one of the year's most-talked-about cultural events.