"MP3.com's Readers' Choice Awards give our community a chance to pick their favorites. We are thrilled to let everyone's voice be heard, not just that of our editors," said Laura Hess, site director, MP3.com. "Hip hop artist Kanye West has been creating a lot of buzz on the site all year. Our readers, consistent with our editors, selected Kanye West in the best album and best single categories."
In the Best Album category, Kanye West won by a very slim margin over runner-up Mariah Carey who had a stellar year with her "Emancipation of Mimi" album. In the Best Male category, there was also a tight race between incomparable Pharrell Williams and runners-up Brandon Flowers and Coldplay's Chris Martin. In the Best Video category, Green Day won by a landslide reinforcing their popularity among the MP3.com community.
Following is the complete list of the award winners.
Up & Coming:
Best Music Video:
Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Gold Digger by Kanye West
Sexiest Female Artist:
Sexiest Male Artist:
For more information about the awards, go to: http://www.mp3.com/feature/2005bestworst/rc.
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