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Fetty Wap Named MTV’s Artist of the Year


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Fetty Wap will cap off the year with a high note. The Grammy-nominated rapper tops MTV’s list of Best Artists of 2015.

Wap is heralded for being the first artist to have his or her first four songs crack the top ten on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart. He is the fifth artist to receive the distinction of being named MTV’s Best Artist of the Year — past honorees including Sam Smith last year.

In addition, Fetty’s “Trap Queen” joins The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Kendrick Lamar‘s “Alright” in the Best Song ranking, which sees Drake’s “Hotline Bling” at number one.

The news comes just a day after Fetty received his first Grammy nomination, in the Best Rap Performance category. “Blessed this year thank you,” he tweeted.

Here’s MTV’s full list:

MTV’s Best Artists of 2015:

1. Fetty Wap
2. Taylor Swift
3. Drake
4. The Weeknd
5. Justin Bieber
6. Kendrick Lamar
7. Adele
8. Future
9. One Direction
10. Tori Kelly
MTV’s Best Songs of 2015:

1. “Hotline Bling” – Drake
2. “Hello” – Adele
3. “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
4. “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
5. “Shut Up & Dance” – Walk the Moon
6. “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
7. “Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
8. “Lean On” – Major Lazer feat. MØ & DJ Snake
9. “What Do You Mean?” – Justin Bieber
10. “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
11. “Here” – Alessia Cara
12. “Where Are Ü Now” – Jack Ü feat. Justin Bieber
13. “Want to Want Me” – Jason Derulo
14. “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” – Jamie XX ft. Young Thug and Popcaan
15. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

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