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The 4th annual Pop Awards
March 14, 2021

Welcome to the Pop Awards 2021, the 4th annual Pop Awards

Today is the day. Pop Magazine is ready to announce the winners of the Pop Awards 2021. An incredible number of votes has been cast and counted, and the results are in. We have combined the votes from the public voting with the votes cast by our expert panel of music journalists, each accounting for 50% of the total. We are so grateful for your participation in the voting process. The 4th annual Pop Awards have not only seen a high turnout from music fans, we have also doubled the number of nominees and categories to a total of 50 choices across ten categories. The competition was fierce but always fair and we applaud every nominee for an excellent contributing to the music scene. Our most sincere congratulations go out to the winners of the Pop Awards 2021! Happy celebrating and we will return next year for the 5th annual Pop Awards. Now check out the winners to see if your top choices have made it!

Pop Awards 2021



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Pop Awards 2021: Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Eminem

Congratulations to Eminem on winning the Artist Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! The Detroit rapper’s most recent album, “Music To Be Murdered By”, sparked everyone’s interest in his controversial style once again. The LP is Eminem’s tenth consecutive #1 album on the US charts and one of the best-selling records of 2020. He clearly hasn’t lost his touch, and he hasn’t lost touch with his fan base either, who helped him to get crowned in the top category at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Alicia Keys, Dua Lipa, John Legend, Selena Gomez


Pop Awards 2021: Album Of The Year Award
Winner: Gregory Porter – “All Rise”

Congratulations to Gregory Porter on winning the Album Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! His sixth studio album gained traction with old and new fans alike. With “All Rise”, the Californian singer and songwriter reached the top ten on several European charts. Gregory Porter’s impressive fusion of jazz and soul music, paired with his thoughtful and sincere lyricism, made this album a winner in the eyes of many who voted at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Bettye LaVette – “Blackbirds”, Jarrod Lawson – “Be The Change”, Jason Mraz – “Look For The Good”, Jonathan Wilson – “Dixie Blur”


Pop Awards 2021: Song Of The Year Award
Winner: Dua Lipa – “Physical”

Congratulations to Dua Lipa on winning the Song Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! Hit single “Physical” has helped the British pop star rise even further into stardom. This retro-style dance-pop tune is the perfect accompaniment for clubbing in brighter times ahead. Dua Lipa’s fast-growing fan base left no doubt that this song deserves to win at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Butterfly Ali – “Righteous”, John Ellison – “Wake-Up Call (Black Like Me)”, Paloma Faith – “Better Than This”, The Good News – “Come Together”


Pop Awards 2021: Music Video Of The Year Award
Winner: Alicia Keys – “Underdog”

Congratulations to Alicia Keys on winning the Music Video Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! This inspiring, motivating, and catchy song was written by the New York superstar together with Ed Sheeran and others. It is perfectly accompanied by an equally inspiring, energizing, and spirited video, produced by Wendy Morgan. Fans of Alicia Keys made sure that “Underdog” comes out on top at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: D Smoke (featuring Jackie Gouche) – “Black Habits 1”, Iyla (featuring Method Man) – “Cash Rules”, Janelle Monae – “Turntables”, Noga Erez (featuring Rousso & Reo Cragun) – “Views”


Pop Awards 2021: Icon Of The Year Award
Winner: Shemekia Copeland

Congratulations to Shemekia Copeland on winning the Icon Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! She’s a blues star with a unique edge to her music that makes her stand out from the crowd. “Uncivil War”, the latest album from the Harlem-born singer, demonstrates real prowess and a clear purpose. Music enthusiasts have mustered enough votes for Shemekia Copeland to make her win this new category at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Jason Mraz, Joy Denalane, Rachael Sage, Salaam Remi


Pop Awards 2021: Female Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Katy Perry

Congratulations to Katy Perry on winning the Female Artist Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! Her fifth studio album, “Smile”, reminded everyone how valuable the Californian pop star is within the music scene. The LP includes hits like “Not The End Of The World” and title track “Smile” which comes with an iconic music video featuring Katy Perry in a video game. Fans make her smile once again by voting her the winner of this category at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Ava Max, Brandy Clark, Norah Jones, Taylor Swift


Pop Awards 2021: Male Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Adam Lambert

Congratulations to Adam Lambert on winning the Male Artist Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! This Californian star is a fan favorite since competing on American Idol, and his collaboration with Queen has secured him a place in rock and roll heaven. “Velvet”, the fourth studio album from Adam Lambert, is a funk, rock, pop, and soul fusion, including hits like “Superpower” and “Roses”. His loyal followers have voted him the winner of this category at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Gregory Porter, Joe Bonamassa, John Anderson, Tim McGraw


Pop Awards 2021: Band/Group Of The Year Award
Winner: Bon Jovi

Congratulations to Bon Jovi on winning the Band/Group Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! Last year, the American rock band released their 15th studio LP, titled “2020”. This emphatic record features songs of love and encouragement and themes related to politics and the pandemic. With singles like “Limitless” and “Do What You Can”, Bon Jovi made an important musical contribution in difficult times and fans rewarded them with a win in this category at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: American Aquarium, Mighty Oaks, The Wailers, The War And Treaty


Pop Awards 2021: Emerging Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Katie Pruitt

Congratulations to Katie Pruitt on winning the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! This successful newcomer is certainly one to look out for in the years to come. In 2020, the Nashville-based musician released her acclaimed debut LP, “Expectations”. With earnest lyrics that focus on her life and emotional journeys, Katie Pruitt’s folk songs have created a genuine connection with listeners and convinced many of her talents, leading to enough votes for a win at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Daniel Donato, Desmond The Songwriter, Fretland, Gabby Barrett


Pop Awards 2021: Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Bon Jovi

Congratulations to Bon Jovi on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th annual Pop Awards! From their hard rock beginnings in the 1980s to last year’s “2020” LP, this American band has released 15 successful studio albums, including one of the best-selling albums of all time. Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates have been fan favorites for decades, and they’ll probably be for many years to come – they are a true testament to longevity. There’s no doubt why Bon Jovi deserve to win this award at the Pop Awards 2021.

Other nominees: Brandy, Busta Rhymes, Kylie Minogue, Ozzy Osbourne





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