R.E.M was the big winner in the annual Rolling Stone readers' poll for the best and worst of 1991. The guys were picked for best artist, best album ("Out of Time"), best band, best single ("Losing My Religion") and best video ("Religion").
The results, in the mag's March 5 issue, have R.E.M's Michael Stipe as best male singer; Mariah Carey, best female and new female singer; Seal, best new male artist and Hammer, Queen Latifah and Public Enemy, best rappers. Guns N' Roses got worst band and worst album ("Use Your Illusion"); Vanilla Ice and Paula Abdul, worst singers and Bryan Adams' ("Everything I Do) I Do It for You," worst single. The most unwelcome comeback: Michael Jackson.