It's time for you to choose your favourite boy of 2012!
What a year for the boys! 2012 has been full of surprises and this batch of blokes did not disappoint. Some have been around for a while and some we just got to know, but we've got a soft spot for all of them. Here they are, in no particular order:
It’s been an
amazing 12 months for will.i.am… The year he finally stepped out from the shadow
of his Black Eyed Peas bandmates and proved himself as a popstar in his own
right. With a mentor role on The Voice UK, and some massive singles, including T.H.E. and This Is Love, is will.i.am your boy of the year? Vote for will.i.am.
Ne-Yo's always had some bad-ass moves, but he hit the dancefloor hard in 2012. From his monster collab with Calvin Harris on Let Go, to the dancefloor dynamite of Let Me Love You, to his team-up with fellow Video Honours nominee Conor Maynard on Turn Around, it's been a poptastic year for Ne-Yo. Vote for Ne-Yo.
This time last year he was just a Brighton Boy with a
big voice who’d made a name for himself singing cover versions on YouTube.
Now he’s one of the biggest names on the British music scene with a No 1 debut album under his belt and 3 hit singles. Vote for Conor Maynard.
up 2011 with top 3 smash Good Feeling, and then kicked off
the new year flying high in the chart with Wild One and a video that featured him
jumping out of a plane in Dubai. He
parachuted back into the chart again in June with the unavoidable No 2 hit Whistle,
where he spent the video frolicking on a Mexican beach with beautiful
half naked models. To be fair, Flo doesn’t wear much in his videos
either. Vote for Flo Rida.
Chris Brown hit the headlines a few times in 2012 – there was an
alleged bust up with Drake in a New York bar, and constant speculation over the current status of his relationship with Rihanna - but controversies didn’t
stop him churning out the tunes! In April he
scored his first ever UK number one with dance floor smash Turn Up The Music. Then he teamed-up with David Guetta and Lil Wayne for I Can Only Imagine before dishing up his No 2 smash hit Don’t Wake
Me Up. Vote for Chris Brown.
You know you've truly made it when you have a Harry Potter star playing an obsessed fan in your video, as Ed Sheeran did with Rupert Grint in this year's Lego House. Then we got tipsy with a Tabby cat in the video for Drunk before spending the night in a hospital waiting room in Small Bump – a whopping fifth hit from his mega selling debut album. Add to that some red hot hook-ups with Rizzle Kicks, Devlin and Wretch 32, and it's been quite the year for our Ed. Vote for Ed Sheeran.
The UK’s mouthiest musician began the year bathing in the glory of Midnight Run, the fourth hit video from his Playing In The Sun album. He then went bathing in the balmy waters of Australia to work on his new album, but was back with a bang in July for massive colab with Calvin Harris on We’ll Be Coming Back. In September he served up the catchy Say Nothing, the first track from his Evolution Of Man album, and it did not disappoint either! Vote for Example.
This year he was straight to work on the video for his last single, Oh My Goodness, which featured him racing through a shopping centre in pursuit of the girl of his dreams – the crazy romantic fool! He also supported One Direction on their American tour, modelled for Robbie William’s clothing line and published a big autobiography – what a multi-tasker! He's now back with a brand new single featuring Flo Rida, Troublemaker. Vote for Olly Murs.
Over the last 12 months, this super producer stepped out of the studio and into the spotlight, becoming a fully-fledged popstar in his own right. He teamed up with Tinie Tempah for the massive, speaker-shaking Earthquake and served up a sci-fi spectacular on Last Time. Then he released the colourful and catchy Express Yourself, rocked out with guitars on Treatment and teamed up with Emeli Sande on the chart-topping ballad, Beneath Your Beautiful. Vote for Labrinth.
The last 12 months have seen all the members of Dappy’s band N Dubz doing their own thing, but Dappy already had a head start with his No 1 hit No Regrets. In February he released Rockstar, an unexpected team-up with Queen legend Brian May that hit No 2. September saw him release the laid back Good Intentions that gave him yet another smash. Will it be enough to secure your vote? Vote for Dappy.