The Official MAS Exchange vote has been tallied so here are the results!
First up, was Best Male Artist?
Now, upon first choice,it seemed that this would be a shut out, but that was not the case. Out of the choices of Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Marion and John Legend, all of the artist got a nod, but in the end it was Ne-Yo who sealed the win.
Next was Best Rapper Artist:
Up until a few days ago, it was neck and neck between little Wayne, and Jay z, but as the vote went on, it was clear who was coming out on top. Jay Z pulled out the win. Little Wayne fell behind. Nas tallied and Drake received one. The disappointment was Kanye, who could not garner one vote (sorry, but the masses has spoken). It is clear; Little Wayne's on the move, but Jay will probably always wear the crown.
The third category was Best Female Artist,
(and this came as very little surprise!)
Alicia Keys blew out the competition, which was a whose who of today’s greatest entertainers’. Keysha Cole, Beyonce, Jill Scott were the four in the running. In the end, it was Alicia Keys who reigns supreme. With a great voice, beauty and instrumental talent, Alicia Keys rules as the triple threat of the industry.
Last, and probably the hardest category was Best Rapper of All Time.
Now, for many, this was a tough one. The nominees’ were Biggie Smalls, Rakim and
2 Pac. Interestingly enough, this was the only categories which had less than eight votes casted(I presume, because of how stiff the competition was in the categories). Many people I spoke with said they simply were unable to chose, so rather than do so, their votes were casted with the other categories’. Truth was, it was neck and neck right till the last second, but it was Biggie who(just in the last hour), pushed ahead of the pack, making him,at least in the MAS Exchange awards, ”The greatest Rapper of all time,” so congrats Biggie, you are loved and missed and to all the greats that made this category such a hard one to do, each of you stand on a equal pedestal in the history of hip-hop, from 2 Pac to Rakim. You are legends, and will never be forgotten. Congrats to all the winners. You deserve it!
So that’s it. Hope you had fun and as a bonus, check out the below blog of the 2010 Oscar Results!