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?
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.
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🎤