Multi-GRAMMY AWARD-nominated rapper/producer Kanye West has another
reason to celebrate - he has been named the Artist of The Year in
music magazine SPIN.
The JESUS WALKS hitmaker picked up more Grammy nods than any other
performer earlier this month (DEC04) and he isn't shy when it comes to
claiming he deserves all the accolades.
He tells Spin, "When you remember 2004, you will remember Kanye West...
was Kanye West, no matter where you went."
West also claimed Spin's Album of The Year honours - his THE COLLEGE
DROPOUT album beat Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT and Franz Ferdinand's
eponymous debut for the top spot.
Meanwhile, American Idiot by Green Day was named the Best Single of 2004,
ahead of YEAH YEAH YEAHS' MAPS and ALL FALLS DOWN by West, and The Pixies
claimed Comeback of The Year honours.