Woodie of the Year

The artists who made the biggest splash on mtvU and the college music scene this past year.

  1. Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

    After the release of their latest album Only By the Night it's hard to remember the Tennessee-bred Followill boys were ever tenuously linked to the Strokes. Long live the Kings!

  2. Asher Roth Asher Roth

    The young college educated prodigy has continued to surpass the hype surrounding him since he dropped onto the mainstream rap scene (and college student iPod playlists everywhere) in 2008.

  3. Drake Drake

    This Canadian-born rapper and singer with major pop appeal went from Jimmy Brooks on 'Degrassi' to arenas full of screaming women. What can we say? He's the, he's the best!

  4. MGMT MGMT

    The Brooklyn-based duo's album Oracular Spectacular cemented their place in music as the leaders of electro-psych pop.

  5. Silversun Pickups Silversun Pickups

    This California band gives you clear-cut rock music that clearly rocks everytime with a sound that's like a throwback to the Smashing Pumpkins-laden '90s.