News \’s Artist of the Year Matchups

32 bands. Head-to-head battles. Only one can be's Artist of the Year. VOTE NOW!

>> GO TO THE VOTING PAGE!’s second annual Artist of the Year tournament will kicked off Thursday, Feb. 1 at 9 A.M. and the competition is gearing up to be fierce. From this year’s 260-plus Artists of the Day, we’ve added your votes and ratings, page views, and our editorial picks to cull a list of the 32 hottest bands of 2006. Check out our Artist of the Year homepage, browse the 32-band tournament, and ponder your picks. Round One voting ends Feb. 7 at 5 P.M. with the Round One winners/Round Two opponents heading into competition Feb. 8 at 9 A.M.

How does it work? Vote for your favorite artists in each round and watch the winners advance, basketball-tournament style, through five weeks of competition until we crown the grand champion, Artist of the Year.

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