Machine Gun Kelly MTV’s Breakthrough Artist Of The Year

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Machine Gun Kelly[/lastfm] has been named MTV’s Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2011. The award caps off what has been a meteoric rise for MGK, who built up such a cult following in his home state of Ohio it got the attention of major labels. After the dust settled MGK signed with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Diddy[/lastfm] and Bad Boy Records in August 2011 and he hasn’t looked back since.

I can’t explain how grateful I am for all those kids who sat there and got in voting circles and sat there for hours and hours and did votes upon votes,” MGK told MTV. “I know that we have probably the least amount of fans, but like I told my fans: Heart is always gonna prevail over connections and who these people know and who tweets what.

Check out the final rankings below as voted by the fans.

10. Freddie Gibbs

9. French Montana

8. Future

7. A$AP Rocky

6. Roscoe Dash

5. Kendrick Lamar

4. Meek Mill

3. Mac Miller

2. Lil Twist

1. Machine Gun Kelly

Kelly’s Bad Boy debut album Lace Up, due in 2012.

Source: thisis50

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