After one month of voting and hundreds of thousands of responses, Billboard.com can now crown a new Hot 100 March Madness champion! Two years ago, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" won the 2012 championship, and in 2013, Will.i.am & Britney Spears' "Scream and Shout" took home the crown. With no Britney song in the past 32 tracks that entered the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart, a new victor had to come into play. And that new champion did come in… like a wrecking ball.
That's right, Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," her first No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart, is now her first Hot 100 March Madness winner! The "Bangerz" smash squeaked by its finals competition, P!nk & Nate Ruess' "Just Give Me a Reason," by earning 51.2 percent of the total votes cast.