Best of 2012: The EW music awards

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It’s time for the year end accolades. Check out EW’s awards for the best in music below!

Best Son of Mumford (American Idol Edition)
Phillip Phillips, “Home”

Best Son of Mumford (
Icelandic Edition)
Of Monsters and Men, “Little Talks”

Coolest DIY Project
Beck’s sheet-music-only Song Reader, meant to be interpreted and performed by fans

Smells Like Team Spirit Prize
Paul McCartney reunites surviving Nirvana members for Sandy benefit

Most Canadian Couple
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

Most Exhausting Couple
Rihanna and Chris Brown

Most awesomely bizarre music video
Grimes’ “Genesis”

Most awesomely basic music video
Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments”

Luckiest Baby in America
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy, born in February

Luckiest Baby in England
Adele’s son (name still unreleased), born in October

For more of our best & worst picks of 2012, buy our year-end double issue on newsstands now or subscribe to EW.

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