Best male pop artist of 2017 so far: Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran? | The Tylt

Best male pop artist of 2017 so far: Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran?

This is clearly the year of the pop crooner with chart-toppers Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran leading the pack. Bruno released his #1 third album "24K Magic" late last year, and the success of the LP has carried over into 2017 with the mega smash "That's What I Like." Ed made his grand return with his huge #1 hit "Shape of You" and his chart topping album "÷." Who's on track to becoming this year's top male artist? 🎤

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Although Bruno has been criticized for appropriating Black culture, many fans would argue he's pretty authentic in his music. And he's running high off of winning Best Male R&B/Pop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards, and an epic performance of the funky pop tune "Perm." 

It's no secret that funk and contemporary R&B has inspired the crooner. In fact, he said American music wouldn't exist without Black people. This is so darn true. Bruno's success with "24K Magic" is definitely warranted.

Below are some notable lyrics to "That's What I Like," per Genius.

🎤Gold jewelry shining so bright
Strawberry champagne on ice
Lucky for you, that's what I like, that's what I like
Lucky for you, that's what I like, that's what I like🎤

Watch Bruno dance his behind off in the music video below.

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Ed Sheeran is having a great year so far. He followed up to the success of "X" with the chart-topping "÷." And he currently has the longest-running #1 hit of 2017 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shape of You." Not only that, but "Shape of You" topped many charts worldwide. Yep, Ed is shaping out to be the top male artist of 2017.

Below are some significant lyrics to "Shape of You," also thanks to Genius

🎤I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body🎤

Watch the music video below.

FINAL RESULTS
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Best male pop artist of 2017 so far: Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamBrunoMars
#TeamEdSheeran