Celeb of the Year 2012: Vote for Your Favorite Hitmakers in Round 1!

Justin Bieber vs Adele! Britney Spears Jolie vs Kanye West! Choose your fave musician of the year

By John Boone Nov 27, 2012 9:00 PMTags
Celeb of the Year -2012

Forget Grammys, forget platinum records, forget radio spins and ticket sales for world tours. There is no bigger honor for a musician than being named E! Celeb of the Year—well, except maybe having your song covered by a sports team on YouTube.

16 of the biggest names in music—the Hitmakers, if you will—are ready to square off NCAA-style in this bracket. But who provided the soundtrack to 2012 and will leave all the other artists writing heartbroken ballads in his or her wake?

Taylor Swift nabbed the top seed in our tournament, a result of sweeping countless award shows and releasing a brand spankin' new album, Red. But can the country star take out the CMA's Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton?

Then there's always the pop stars: Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Adam Levine, all of whom are surely ready to duke it out for the top spot. That is, unless there's a crazy upset and, say, Lana Del Rey's fans knock 'em out—and, trust us, there's always an upset or two.

The choice is yours. Now, vote!

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2012 Hitmakers 1.1

Game 1.1
Taylor Swift
50.5%
Lana Del Rey
49.5%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.2

Game 1.2
Justin Bieber
51.2%
Adele
48.8%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.3

Game 1.3
Britney Spears
68%
Kanye West
32%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.4

Game 1.4
Rihanna
68.6%
Blake Shelton
31.4%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.5

Game 1.5
Lady Gaga
46.8%
Christina Aguilera
53.2%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.6

Game 1.6
Adam Levine
51.9%
Carly Rae Jepsen
48.1%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.7

Game 1.7
Katy Perry
53.8%
Harry Styles
46.2%
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2012 Hitmakers 1.8

Game 1.8
Nicki Minaj
62.5%
Madonna
37.5%
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