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iHeartRadio Best Solo Breakout: Niall Horan or Louis Tomlinson?

Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson both carved out their own lanes following their days as One Direction members, and now both are nominated for Best Solo Breakout at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Niall Horan's folk-pop debut album "Flicker" toppled the Billboard 200 in the fall of 2017. But Louis already has a couple of hits in the U.K. under his belt, and he hasn't even released a debut album yet. 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. Four former One Direction members—Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson—are solo and had mega breakthroughs in 2017; so the Tylt is joining in on the voting and bracketing which artist should win Best Solo Breakout. 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 Best Solo Breakout debates below:

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Niall Horan debuted with his folk-pop smash "This Town" in late 2016, but he definitely topped himself with "Slow Hands," leading him into a chart-topping debut album "Flicker." Both of his hits peaked within the top 10 on the U.K. Singles Chart and in the top 20 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Watch the music video to "Slow Hands" below.

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Louis scored two top 10 EDM/pop hits in the U.K. with "Just Hold On," produced by Steve Aoki, and "Back to You," featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. Louis' debut album is still underway, but he's already making an impact without a debut album yet.

Check out the music video to "Back to You" below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
iHeartRadio Best Solo Breakout: Niall Horan or Louis Tomlinson?
#iHeartNiall
A festive crown for the winner
#iHeartLouis