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Billboard's Top New Artist: Zayn Malik or Lukas Graham?

Zayn Malik and Lukas Graham are breakthrough superstars who crushed the competition in the first round of our 2017 Billboard Music Awards Top New Artist bracket. Zayn garnered a #1 hit single with "Pillow Talk" on his debut album "Mind of Mine" in 2016. Lukas Graham's hit single "7 Years" is Billboard's 12th biggest hit of 2016. Who deserves to win Top New Artist at the BBMAS? 🎤

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Billboard's Top New Artist: Zayn Malik or Lukas Graham?
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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.)

Zayn Malik crushed Desiigner, and Lukas Graham beat out Alessia Cara in our first round. Now it's Zayn versus Lukas Graham in our final round. 

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#TeamZayn

#TeamZayn because he's a top-selling alternative R&B superstar.

Watch the music video to his hit with Taylor Swift, "I Don't Want to Live Forever," below.

#TeamLukasGraham

#TeamLukasGraham because this pop-soul band had one of the biggest Billboard hits of 2016.

Watch the music video to "7 Years" below.

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