*In an unusual twist of events, Kanye West triumphs with bragging rights and a really cool accolade — Rolling Stone Album of the Year.

“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” received the honor in the magazine’s year-end issue. The album was obviously hot, selling nearly 500,000 copies in the first week.

Behind the Chi-town native, Drake’s debut was rated 7, Eminem’s “Recovery” rated 9 and a couple of others made it to the top 10.

But the list of course goes on and Rick Ross (30), The Roots (29) and Big Boi (21) made the cut as well.