Gaga Named Artist of the Year

According to Billboard...

Posted by billd on Fri Dec 10, 2010

Music News

Lady Gaga caps off a blowout 2010 by being named Billboard magazine’s Artist of the Year, making her only the seventh women to take home the honor since the magazine began issuing it in 1981.

Gaga beat out heavyweight contenders Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Eminem to take home Artist of the Year, which according to Billboard, is “thanks in part to the chart performance of her first two albums, The Fame and The Fame Monster, which rank at numbers 4 and 13 on the year-end Top Billboard 200 Albums...[and] four singles from that album, [which] appear on the Hot 100 Songs roundup, led by 'Bad Romance' at number 8."

Gaga also picked up an impressive 6 Grammy nominations a week ago, and after hearing of the Billboard award, Gaga thanked her supporters on Twitter, writing "Monsters have 6 Grammy nominations and Billboard award [for] 'Artist of the Year.’ Thank you for fighting for artistic freedom and self-invention.”

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