2. Kanye West
2012 was quite the year for Kanye West, and that's saying something for the man who's dominated the music and style game for years now. In addition to putting out Cruel Summer, the album that was a constant presence no matter where you went, 'Ye also boo'd up the love of his life Kim Kardashian. And he did it all while creating a high-low style that's consistent enough to be signature 'Ye, but also keeps us guessing and talking about whatever it is he'll do next.