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Billboard's Top Female Artist: Adele or Ariana Grande?

Adele and Ariana Grande are in a head-to-head competition for Top Female Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Adele owns the adult contemporary pop-soul sound and Ariana is today's pop princess. Both used their powerhouse voices to run the Billboard charts this past year. Adele is Billboard's top female artist of 2016. Ariana's popularity made her not only a "dangerous woman," but helped her soar to #2 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. Which pop diva should win?Â đŸŽ€

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Billboard's Top Female Artist: Adele or Ariana Grande?
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On May 21, the 2017 Billboard Music Awards is honoring the best music artists who dominated the Billboard charts within the last year. And the Tylt is predicting the winners in the "Top Artist" categories in a series of BBMA brackets. The ladies nominated for Top Female Artist are some of the best artists in the music game. (Unfortunately, we had to leave off a nominee in this bracket—Sia.)

It's Beyoncé versus Rihanna, and Adele versus Ariana Grande in our first round.

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#TeamAdele

Adele already won Billboard's Top Female Artist last year. After being top female artist on the year-end chart in late 2016, Adele could easily win again this year. 

But Adele wasn't just the top female artist at the 2016 BBMAs—she won the coveted award as the Top Artist, period. And it's all thanks to her top-selling album "25," featuring her mega #1 hit "Hello." But the success of her album and chart-topping singles carried over into 2017. Adele is basically unstoppable.

Watch the music video for "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)," one of Adele's newest hits since winning both Top Female Artist and Top Artist last year. 

#TeamAriana

Let's put this simply—Nicki Minaj rapped "young Ariana run pop!" And Arianators would agree Black Barbie doesn't lie! So, it comes at no surprise that 2016 was Ariana's year. 

Ariana definitely grew up when "Dangerous Woman" dropped last spring, and she's been slaying the charts to prove it. In 2016, Ariana garnered plenty of hits with "Dangerous Woman," "Into You," and "Side to Side" with Nicki. And her popularity runs so deep that she might be named the Top Social Artist come May 21. 

Watch the music video for "Side to Side" below if you live under a rock and don't believe this powerhouse diva now owns pop.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Billboard's Top Female Artist: Adele or Ariana Grande?
#TeamAdele
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamAriana