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

iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran or the Weeknd?

Ed Sheeran and the Weeknd are among pop music's greatest crooners of today, 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." But the Weeknd is a highly-popular "Starboy," scoring many more crossover hits under his belt in 2017. 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!

Heavyweights Bruno Mars and Shawn Mendes were eliminated in the first round. Now it's Ed Sheeran versus the Weeknd. Who should win?

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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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But let's not forget, the Weeknd is a "Starboy," recently winning Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammys. When it comes to R&B crooning, the Weeknd is Bruno's biggest competition.

Below are some notable lyrics to "I Feel It Coming," per Genius.

🎶You've been scared of love and what it did to you. You don't have to run, I know what you've been through. Just a simple touch and it can set you free. We don't have to rush when you're alone with me.🎶

Check out the music video below.

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