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.
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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