*A year ago, he was interrupting their awards show to complain about a Taylor Swift win. Today, MTV’s news division has chosen Kanye West as its Man of the Year.

The network says he was chosen because his comeback was a “compelling story’ and while coming into 2010 as a villain for his run-in with Swift he managed to leave it as a hero after the release of his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

For the second year in a row, Lady Gaga, 24, was chosen as MTV News’ Woman Of The Year not only because of her massive chart success but also her work for social causes.

MTV says no other artist has dominated the musical and pop-culture landscapes the way Gaga has over the past 24 months.