The Best of 2012: The Year In Music ArticlesNews By Billboard Staff | December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 0 Chart Article _ _ Chart Article _ _ Gone But Not Forgotten These huge talents passed away this year, but they'll always be remembered. _ Music Photos of the Year Gaga kissed the mayor, Bieber met Oprah and over 100 more great images. _ The Top 20 Music Moments of 2012 From Whitney to PSY, these 20 moments made the biggest music headlines. _ Madonna Rules Our 2012 Readers Poll The readers have spoken: Madge tops in five categories including MVP. _ Hot 100 Songs of 2012 Gotye & Carly Rae Jepsen Rule the Chart _ One-on-One Direction Individual Q&As with 2012's Hottest New Heartthrobs The top songs of the last twelve months. The top artists of the last 12 months. The 200 albums you had on infinite repeat all year. Watch clips from the biggest-selling tours of the year. Gone But Not Forgotten: In Memoriam Music Photos of the Year One Direction Cover Story The Top 20 Music Moments 2012 Billboard Covers: Gallery Music's Best & Worst Dressed Billboard's Best Photos of 2012 Readers Poll: Madonna Rules 10 Great Billboard Live Videos of 2012 Top 10 EDM Moments Critics' Picks: 20 Best Songs 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012 Video: Stars Name Fave Songs 'Gangnam Style' Leads Year In YouTube Ed Sheeran: Breakout Star of 2013? One Direction: Individual Q&As Critics' Picks: 10 Best Albums The Year in Pop The Year in Hip-Hop/R&B The Year in Country The Year in Rock The Year in Latin The Year in EDM The Year in New Artists The Year in Touring Order the Year-End Issue of Billboard Hot 100 Songs Billboard 200 Albums The Year's Top Artists Top New Artists Top 25 Tours R&B/Hip-Hop Songs R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Country Songs Country Albums Rock Songs Rock Albums Pop Songs Latin Songs Latin Albums K-Pop Hot 100 Dance/Club Play Songs Soundtracks How We Charted The Year View All 2012 Year-End Charts Pages1 2 next › Print Tagged Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Bieber, Madonna, Jepsen, Madge, Entertainment, Human Interest View the discussion thread.