Top 5 Best Moments of Miley Cyrus in 2013: From MTV VMA's To 'Adore You' Release

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By nidhi tewari | December 27, 2013 5:38 PM EST

Miley Cyrus ruled our hearts in the year 2013. She was the most talked about, most newsworthy, highly scandalous and at the same time very successful artist this year. The 21-year-old achieved what she wanted to - break her image as a "Hannah Montana" star and reveal a new Miley which will be just the opposite of her monotonous Disney image. So what were the best 5 Miley Cyrus moments of 2013 which catapulted her to success? Let's find out.

1.       MTV Video Music Awards: August was the time when MTV asked Miley to perform at the MTV VMA's on stage at her hit number "We Can't Stop" and the singer has been unstoppable since then. She created history of sorts by twerking on stage with "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke and grabbing his crotch suggestively. She wore the most racy outfit for the event - a barely there skin coloured latex bikini and even came up with a foam finger! That was the most career defining moment for Miley. There was no looking back for her after that.

2.       Vulgar Photo shoot with Terry Richardson - Miley went to great lengths to prove that she is no longer a child artist and should be taken seriously and one such stunt from her side was a racy photo shoot with controversial director Terry Richardson. Miley simulated sex in the pictures - held her crotch and stuck her tongue out wearing almost nothing! Her pictures were criticised for being that of a porn star and she was even offered to direct a porn movie for real.

3.       Release of "Wrecking Ball" music video - Miley's naked anthem "Wrecking Ball" broke several records. It became the most viewed song on YouTube in 24 hours of time and even broke all records on music sharing site Vevo. The music video showed a naked Miley Cyrus licking an iron hammer and even swinging on a huge iron ball - wearing nothing. She killed it with this stunt of hers and her song ruled the Billboard chart too.

4.       Smoking a Joint on Stage - Miley did what no other artist has even thought of earlier. She smoked a joint on stage of the MTV European Awards! The pictures of a smoking Miley Cyrus were splashed across newswires and the singer was criticised for her casual act of smoking. But MTV made Miley the "Artist of the Year."

5.       Miley's Masturbation Video "Adore You:" If "Wrecking Ball" was controversial, "Adore You" is one step ahead. Miley Cyrus is seen pleasuring herself in the racy music video and has ended the year 2013 with it in true Miley style.  People love the song but also love to criticise Miley for being too sexual. Don't forget guys, she is just being Miley!

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