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Monday, November 24, 2008

Kanye West = Elvis Presley?

Last night's American Music Awards were dominated by Chris Brown and Kanye West who each won three awards. Alicia Keys and Rihanna each received 2 awards. for their latest work, while Annie Lenox (Eurythmics) received an Honorary Award of Merit, presented by Justin Timberlake. Even Alvin & the Chipmunks won an award for the Favorite Album Soundtrack category.

As for Kanye, this time around there was no whining over not winning a certain award, as West was announced the winner by a slurring Scott Weiland. Ye performed at the awards show along with Pink, Mariah Carey, New Kids, Leona Lewis and Coldplay. The rapper/singer received the awards for favorite male rap/hip-hop artist and favorite rap/hip-hop album (Graduation).

See full list of winners here.

Many say Kanye stole the show when he announced he wants to be like Elvis during his acceptance speech:

"I wake up every morning thinking, 'What stereotypes do I wanna break,'" he said. "It's up to artists to push one another. We'll push each other to be the new Beatles, the new Hendrix…I wanna be Elvis."


Kanye's newest album "808's & Heartbreak" is currently available at iTunes and record stores. This time around Ye does less rapping and more singing. It's already met with criticism by the likes of 50 Cent, who claims it's more of an album for T-Pain, not Kanye West. Read more here

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