New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap has come forward to thank fans for their support after winning “Best New Artist” at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Wap released a video clip thanking fans for voting him over stiff competition.
“I wanna thank all my fans for voting for me for the VMA awards and I’m so sorry I can’t be there. I’m on tour with Chris Brown right now. Turning up right. [I’ll] definitely be at the next one. I appreciate y’all so much.” (Fetty Wap’s Twitter)
— FettyWap1738 (@fettywap) August 31, 2015
Wap beat out tough competition to earn his first MTV VMA award.
Say hello to MTV’s next artist to watch: Fetty Wap. The musician just won the VMA for Best New Artist, beating out FKA Twigs, Vance Joy, George Ezra and James Bay for the award. Fetty has been blazing the charts with “Trap Queen” and “My Way.” (Mashable)
Wap unleashed his must-see debut album artwork to the masses across Twitter last week.
Wap’s long-awaited studio debut will arrive next month.
After much anticipation, Wap is finally ready to release his debut album on Sept. 25 — just days before the deadline for Grammy eligibility. “I’m just waiting for it to get mixed and mastered,” Wap, 24, said calmly in a telephone interview. “My album been done for like two months now.” (ABC News)
Wap made headlines earlier this summer for being the first hip-hop artist to land multiple singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart Top 10 since 2011.
Fetty Wap is the first male rapper, as a lead act, to have two concurrent top 10 singles in nearly four years. It last happened on the Sept. 3, 2011-dated chart, when Lil Wayne debuted at No. 2 with “She Will,” featuring Drake, and dropped 6-8 with “How to Love.” (The last time any male rapper had two simultaneous top 10 cuts, even as a featured act, was on the April 6, 2013 list. Drake was No. 7 that week with “Started From the Bottom,” and was featured on Lil Wayne’s “Love Me,” at No. 9.) (Billboard)