The year isn’t done with us yet, but MTV has gotten an early start on handing out its Year-End honors.
This year’s Man and Woman of the Year trophies go to Kanye West and Lady GaGa.
What a 2010 it’s been for pop sensation Lady Gaga. The multi-awarded “Poker Face” singer — Billboard’s Artist of the Year — has added MTV’s much-lauded Woman of the Year title to her esteemed list of career achievements for the second year running. According to the network, Gaga is the perfect candidate for the award, citing her continued chart success, continuous campaigning for gay rights and the controversial video for “Telephone” among their reasons for choosing her.
“Lady Gaga didn’t even release a proper album in 2010, and somehow, she managed to become an even bigger star,” MTV explained.
The outre star will release her second full-length studio album Born This Way in 2011.
In the Man of the Year poll, Kanye West edged out Eminem to take the first place spot with 64 percent of the vote. The “Love Lockdown” rapper garnered the honor thanks to his self-imposed exile and triumphant comeback to the limelight following his 2009 Swift stage-crashing and subsequent public backlash.