Who will win New Artist at the AMAs: Zayn Malik or Shawn Mendes? | The Tylt

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Who will win New Artist at the AMAs: Zayn Malik or Shawn Mendes?
#TeamZayn
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamShawn

The American Music Awards are around the corner! We're confident that many screaming fans will be tuning in to see if their favorite heartthrob—Zayn Malik and Shawn Mendes—wins "New Artist of the Year." Could this precursor to the 2017 Grammy award for the same category? Possibly. Both artists have crushed it this year with new music, but which male vocalist deserves to win Best New Artist the most? Read more and vote below! 🏆

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Who will win New Artist at the AMAs: Zayn Malik or Shawn Mendes?
#TeamZayn
#TeamShawn

Zayn and Shawn Mendes are arguably the two biggest artists nominated in New Artist of the Year category. Both are talented, young male singers with huge fanbases. But who deserves to win?

#TeamShawn

Shawn made his debut in 2015, but wasn't nominated last year for some reason. Maybe it's because he really made a huge impact in 2016. Regardless of the reason, he's already dropped two hit albums and a string of hit singles—including "Stitches," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," and "Treat You Better." Both of his albums have topped the Billboard 200. Whew! This young man has been working hard the last two years to make his mark. Whereas Zayn already had a fanbase that carried over from One Direction.

#TeamZayn

Zayn has broken so many barriersnot only a former One Directionerbut also as a solo Muslim artist. His debut single, "Pillow Talk" topped the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2016, and his debut album, "Mind of Mine" also topped the Billboard 200. Zayn might have had a 1D fanbase, but he faced so much backlash for leaving the group. He had to win back fans with his solo music, and let's just say he did just that. Shawn should've been nominated last year for his debut album, "Handwritten." Isn't it just a little unfair to have two artists who have been performing for some time, but are just now being considered for Favorite New Artist?

FINAL RESULTS
Who will win New Artist at the AMAs: Zayn Malik or Shawn Mendes?
#TeamZayn
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamShawn