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iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Shawn Mendes or The Weeknd?
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The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes emerged victorious from the first round of our iHeartRadio Awards Male Artist of the Year bracket. Both Mendes and the Weeknd continued their pop successes from 2015 into 2016 with new albums and hence—more hits. The Weeknd proved he's a "Starboy" with the mega hit and album of the same name in 2016. Mendes released "Illuminate" in 2016 and he did just that—shined bright. But in our final round, who should win iHeartRadio's top honor for male singers? 🎤🏆

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iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Shawn Mendes or The Weeknd?
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On March 5, the 4th Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards is honoring the best music artists popularly heard across radio stations throughout the year. And the Tylt is predicting the winners in the "Artist of the Year" categories in a series of iHeart brackets. The fellas nominated for Male of the Year are some of the best artists in the music game. (Unfortunately, we had to leave off a nominee in this bracket—Luke Bryan.) 

Other nominees Drake, the Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes all had some of the biggest pop tunes that not only ruled the Billboard charts, but also dominated iHeart's airwaves in 2016.

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It was a tight race between the Weeknd and Drake, but the Weeknd kept his edge over Drizzy. Bieber was making a strong comeback, but it wasn't enough to beat MendesNow it's the Weeknd versus Mendes in our bracket's final round. 

Who should win iHeartRadio Awards Male Artist of the Year on March 5?

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Mendes has been on the come up for a couple of years now. Mendes earned a lot of acclaim with his "Handwritten" album in 2015, and that success carried over into 2016 with another celebrated album, "Illuminate." And the radio hits came pouring in with "Treat You Better" and "Mercy" in 2016. Mendes made his breakthrough, and Male Artist of the Year should be the award heralding Mendes' official arrival.

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The Weeknd had a huge year in 2015, but he lost Male Artist of the Year to his new pop rival in 2016—Bieber. The iHeartRadio Awards might want to award the Weeknd to not only make up for last year, but for his incredible success that carried over from 2015 to 2016. The Weeknd's hit single "Starboy" has been blowing up the airwaves. And he's proven that he has what it takes to remain a mainstream pop artist without losing his alternative sound.

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The XO Crew see the Weeknd taking home the coveted award.

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The Mendes Army want this for Shawn!

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Watch the music video to the hit "Mercy" below.

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Watch the music video to the hit "Starboy" below.

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Listen to "Illuminate" below. 

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Listen to "Starboy" (the album) below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
iHeartRadio Male Artist of the Year: Shawn Mendes or The Weeknd?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMendes
#TeamWeeknd