Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga

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2012 was a good year for music: From omnipresent pop hits (Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe) to viral sensations (PSY's "Gangnam Style") and all the alt stuff in between (Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," for one). And 2013 is shaping up to be just as good...if not better!

That's because some of the biggest names in the biz will release new music in the new year: Lady Gaga will return to the party scene with ARTPOP, Miley Cyrus is getting "very adult" with her new tunes, and Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj could both put out new sure-to-hit-No.-1 hits.

And that's just the tip of the Top 40 iceberg (others: Beyoncé! Mariah Carey! Lea Michele!). Now, unplug your iPod (those songs are so 2012) and don't fret that you'll never, ever, ever hear another amazing song again—here's your 2013 music preview.

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