Lady Gaga, Adele Dubbed Music's Mid-Year Superstars

Lady Gaga Japan 2011
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Lady Gaga Japan 2011

With the calendar year reaching its mid-year mark, it's time to look back on some of 2011's best musical offerings so far.

July is here, and that means it's time for mid-year music honors.

Honoring pop-music's best and brightest, Popdust names Lady Gaga the "Most Valuable Player" of 2011. Love her or hate her, there's no doubt that "Born This Way" was at the forefront of pop culture and pop music discussions throughout the top half of the year. This and all kudos are, of course, subject to change over the next six months.

Also earning honors are NBC's The Voice (dubbed "Rookie of the Year"), Jennifer Lopez ("Comeback Player of the Year") Adele ("Most Improved Player") and the late Clarence Clemons ("Role Player of the Year"). Runner-ups included Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Cee Lo Green, LMFAO and Skylar Grey, respectively.

If you prefer a little more variety in your music, click over to Billboard, where they're still accepting ballots for their own mid-year awards. Among the categories are the standard MVP and Best Tour, but who had the year's most memorable meltdown? Was it Amy Winehouse, Odd Future or Chris Brown?

Weigh in on the nominees, or write in your favorites.