And 2010's Top Musical Artist Is...

Lady Gaga, says Billboard
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 1:00 PM CST
In this Sept. 12, 2010 file photo, Lady Gaga is seen backstage after accepting the award for Video of the Year for "Bad Romance" at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
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(Newser) – Lady Gaga was Billboard’s top new artist last year, and this year she’s moved on to snag the top artist-of-the-year honors. That’s the fastest any woman has moved from one category to the other since Whitney Houston managed the feat in 1985-86. (Chris Brown managed to snag both titles simultaneously, in 2006.) The ranking is determined based on chart performance. So who’s this year’s top new artist? Ke$ha. For more on the rankings and to see what happened to last year’s top artist, Taylor Swift, click here.

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