Kayne West wins Best Solo Artist award

The hip-hop man triumphs at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006

Kayne West has beaten the competition tonight (February 23) to be declared Best Solo Artist at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006.

The rapper-producer confirmed his journey from being a backroom studio boffin for the likes of Jay-Z to fully fledged star in his own right by scooping the prize at the Hammersmith Palais.

With the success of his recent album ’Late Registration’, West pipped a strong field by gaining the largest support from NME’s readers.


Antony & The Johnsons, Richard Ashcroft, Graham Coxon and this year’s Godlike Genius Ian Brown were all nominated, but West held off their challenge to collect his award this evening.

After getting his award from Sugababes, he encouraged the audience to check out his outfit, which included white-rimmed shades, a leather jacket and what appeared to be jogging bottoms!

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