The first half of 2012 will officially be over in about two weeks, and there have certainly been a lot of interesting musical developments in the past six months. Which ones were the most memorable? Billboard wants to know.
The publication is asking fans to vote online for its Mid-Year Music Awards, to determine the biggest musical milestones of 2012...so far. You can vote for music's all-around MVP of 2012 so far, plus your favorite #1 album, favorite #1 song, best newcomer, most shocking moment, most memorable feud and other categories.
For the MVP of 2012, you have a choice between everyone from Carrie Underwood to Madonna to Gotye. For Favorite Hot 100 #1 song, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" will compete with Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," Katy Perry's "Part of Me," Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" and more.
Favorite #1 album candidates include Adam Lambert's Trespassing, Adele's 21, Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball, John Mayer's Born and Raised, Michael Buble's Christmas and The Hunger Games soundtrack, among others.
Nominees for best comeback of 2012 so far include Lionel Richie, who scored a #1 album with Tuskegee, and The Beach Boys, who've reunited for a 50th anniversary tour.
As for the most shocking moment in music of 2012, we're not sure anything can beat one particular nominee: Whitney Houston's death.
You can also write in your choices in each category. Vote now at Billboard.com, and all the winners will be announced at the end of next week.
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