iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran or Shawn Mendes? | The Tylt

iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran or Shawn Mendes?

Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes are folk pop's biggest crooners, and now they are in a stiff competition for Male Artist of the Year at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Sheeran is regarded as Billboard's top male artist of 2017, scoring a mega hit with "Shape of You." Mendes continued the success of his sophomore album "Illuminate" with top five pop hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back." Who should win? 🎤

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On March 11, the 5th Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards is honoring the best music artists heard across radio stations throughout the year. Pop crooners crushed the game in 2017; so the Tylt is joining in on the voting and bracketing which artist should win Male Artist of the Year. Unfortunately, our bracket had to leave someone off, and that's Charlie Puth. The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes were respectively among the top 10 male artists of 2017, according to Billboard. Fandoms can officially vote via iHeartRadio's site, but we are also asking you all to predict who will win the coveted award with our hashtags!

Don't forget to cast your vote for the rest of our Male Artist of the Year bracket below:

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Sheeran scored huge smashes with "Shape of You," "Castle on the Hill" and "Perfect" in 2017. Billboard ranks him as Top Artist—Male of 2017. And while he wasn't nominated in the top categories, he won two Grammys in the Best Solo Pop Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album categories. He's a winner, and iHeartRadio knows it.

Below are some significant lyrics to "Perfect," per Genius.

🎶Baby, I'm dancing in the dark with you between my arms. Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favourite song. When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath. But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight.🎶

Watch the music video below.

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There's quite literally nothing holding Shawn Mendes back. He scored one of the biggest hits of the summer, has one of the most mobilized fan armies and now he's nominated for some major iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Below are some notable lyrics to "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," per Genius.

🎶I love it when you go crazy. You take all my inhibitions. Baby, there's nothing holding me back. You take me places that tear up my reputation. Manipulate my decisions. Baby, there's nothing holding me back. There's nothing holding me back. There's nothing holding me back.🎶

Check out the music video below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran or Shawn Mendes?
A festive crown for the winner
#iHeartSheeran
#iHeartMendes