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Billboard's Top New Artist: Zayn Malik or Desiigner?

Zayn Malik and Desiigner both scored two of the biggest hits in 2016, and now they are in stiff competition for Top New Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Zayn scored his first solo #1 pop hit with "Pillow Talk," and a top-selling debut album with "Mind of Mine." Desiigner's breakthrough came with his mega #1 hit "Panda." Who should win Top New Artist? 🎤

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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 newcomers nominated for Top New Artist are some of the best artists in the music game. (Unfortunately, we had to leave off a nominee in this bracket—Lil Uzi Vert.)

It's Zayn Malik versus Desiigner, and Alessia Cara versus Lukas Graham in our first round.

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Zayn has developed his own alternative R&B, electro pop sound following his days as a member of One Direction. Now, Zayn has huge hits under his belt with "Pillow Talk" and "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" featuring Taylor Swift. 

Watch the music video to "Pillow Talk" below. 

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"Panda" is Billboard's top hot rap song, top streaming song, top R&B/hip-hop streaming song of 2016. So yes, Desiigner has arrived, and he's winning.

Watch the music video to "Panda" below. 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Billboard's Top New Artist: Zayn Malik or Desiigner?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamZayn
#TeamDesiigner