U2 have stormed the most important readers poll of 2004 after landing Best Single, Best Album, Artist of The Year, Best Band and Best Video prizes in rock bible ROLLING STONE.

The group's VERTIGO hit was voted Best Single and Best Video in the annual poll and the rockers beat Green Day and Ray Charles to the Artist of The Year honour.

Prince also featured highly, edging out Usher for the Best Male Performer crown and beating The Pixies to the Most Welcome Comeback honour. Gwen Stefani and Velvet Revolver also claimed two awards.

The full list of readers' poll winners is:

Best Single - VERTIGO by U2

Best Album - HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB by U2

Artist of The Year - U2

Best Male Performer - PRINCE

Best Female Performer - GWEN STEFANI

Best Band - U2

Best Video - VERTIGO by U2

Best Tour - VOTE FOR CHANGE

Best Soundtrack - Garden State

Best Hard Rock/Metal Band - VELVET REVOLVER

Best R+B Artist - Alicia Keys

Best Hip-hop Artist - Outkast

Best Hip-hop Producer - The Neptunes

Best New Artist - VELVET REVOLVER

Best Dressed - GWEN STEFANI

Most Welcome Comeback - PRINCE.

13/01/2005 21:29