Album of the Year:
Michael Jackson - Michael
Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
Winner: The Defamation of Strickland Banks
It's slick-Motown inspired sound, the brilliant story-telling of rapper-come-soul-singer Ben Drew (know as Plan B, as rap name was chosen as Plan B because rap was his 'plan b', after he thought he couldn't make it as a soul singer). The album is a well-thought out concept album, which truly captures the lowest-point that the human race can reach during numerous points of the tale.
He is pretty much my artist of the year, for his well-thought out album, and also his integrity and belief in his own decisions; telling fans of his previous mixture of rap