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Jack White Wins Five 2012 Music Awards

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Jack White has cleaned up at the 2012 Music Awards, winning a total of five honors, including the highly esteemed Album of the Year and Artist of the Year prizes. The onetime Raconteurs and Dead Weather rocker and former White Stripes frontman had a massive 2012, releasing his chart-topping debut solo album, ‘Blunderbuss,’ and touring heavily in support of the disc, and his five Music Award wins reflect his stellar year.

White won huge in the Album of the Year and Artist of the Year categories, besting his closest competitor — Mumford and Sons in both cases — by 36% and 24% of the votes, respectively. He also took home the 2012 Song of the Year prize for ‘Love Interruption,’ which scored 31% of the votes, edging out Imagine Dragons’ ‘It’s Time,’ which grabbed 21%. Elsewhere, White snagged Video of the Year honors for his ‘Freedom at 21′ clip, which nailed down 34% of the votes, compared to Wild Nothing’s 12% for ‘Paradise.’ And finally, he won the 2012 Music Award for Most Stylish Artist, winning 43% of the vote and sashaying straight past No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, who earned 11%.

Congratulations to Jack White for his five honors and all the other 2012 Music Awards winners. Check out the voting totals for all five of his awards below and be sure to check back at the end of the year for the 2013 Music Awards, which are sure to offer more fierce competition among some seriously talented musicians.


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