MTV News has been counting down the top five men and women who’ve had the biggest 2010, honoring the likes of Lil Wayne , Drake , Justin Bieber and Eminem on the men’s side, and on the ladies’ side Nicki Minaj , Snooki , Taylor Swift and Katy Perry made the cut. Then on Friday (December 17), we announced the prestigious #1s: Lady Gaga and Kanye West .
But we know you don’t just want to take our word for it, so we asked some of your favorite celebrities who they thought the man and woman of 2010 were.
Woman of 2010
Katy Perry (our #2) got a few votes, and the Situation went for Taylor Swift (our #3). Michael Bublé chose Pink; while Pauly D said the year was all about Kim Kardashian.
NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre got all political and suggested, “Hillary Clinton, man. She’s in a load of trouble with all those leaks.”
Jay Sean made a case for his pal Nicki Minaj (our pick for #5), saying, “I think it had to be Nicki’s year. She had a great, great year.”
But in the end most agreed that Gaga ruled 2010.
“Woman would have to be Lady Gaga,” Taio Cruz said. “I’m sure that’s a unanimous decision.”
Mark Hoppus added, “Lady Gaga just cause you can’t stop talking about her.”
Man of 2010
Mark Hoppus also agreed with our pick for Man of the Year, showing some love for Kanye West. But our unofficial celebrity poll remained inconclusive in this category. Paramore’s Hayley Williams chose Conan O’Brien. Drake and Eminem got a couple of co-signs, as did Justin Bieber, Russell Brand.
“I’d probably vote for myself,” B.o.B not-so-humbly shared. “Bob!”
Usher (whose “OMG” is MTV News’ #1 Song of the Year ) got some love from Nelly and Jesse McCartney, who shared, “Because there were a lot of redemptive qualities to this album.”
But leave it to Rosie O’Donnell to make a case for the one and only Stefani Germanotta as Man of the Year. “Lady Gaga,” she said. “Yes, indeed and she’ll kick your ass if you say she doesn’t deserve it [and] rightly so.”
Head over to the Newsroom blog to vote in our Man and Woman of the Year polls, and give us your write-in votes in the comments!