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Pop Magazine presents
The 5th annual Pop Awards
March 13, 2022

Welcome to the Pop Awards 2022, the 5th annual Pop Awards

It is said that music soothes the soul. Indeed, music has many wonderful properties. It heals, eases, appeases, motivates, and elates. It’s a relief for the heart and an escape for the soul. In the troubled times that have fallen upon the world, each and every one of us needs a little help, a little spark of music to make the burdens feel a little lighter. Pop Magazine wants to celebrate the power of music with the Pop Awards 2022. The participants are full of incredible talent and unique creativity. The choice was not easy! Thank you to all the music fans around the globe who voted on our website, and to our expert panel of music journalists for submitting their ballots. We have tallied an impressive number of votes to determine the recipients of this year’s awards. We hope you’ll come back next year to vote again. Here and now, we present the winners of the 5th annual Pop Awards!

POP AWARDS 2022



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Pop Awards 2022: Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Adele

Congratulations to Adele on winning the Artist Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! The British singer and songwriter has returned from a six-year musical hiatus with a triumph. Her latest album, “30”, received triple-Platinum certification in the United States and became the world’s best-selling album of 2021 in an instant. We salute Adele for her music, her achievements, and her win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, OneRepublic


Pop Awards 2022: Album Of The Year Award
Winner: Dee Daniels – “The Promise”

Congratulations to Dee Daniels on winning the Album Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! “The Promise” is an album that offers a much-needed message of hope, healing, and love during troubled times. The American artist uses the gospel to talk to us from soul to soul. We salute Dee Daniels for her music, her achievements, and her win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal – “Natural Born Hustler”, Mick Kolassa – “Wasted Youth”, Monique DeBose – “You Are The Sovereign One”, Mozez – “Lights On”


Pop Awards 2022: Song Of The Year Award
Winner: Monique DeBose – “Brown Beauty”

Congratulations to Monique DeBose on winning the Song Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! “Brown Beauty”, her powerful anthem to women of color, transforms a deep social issue into a poignant song. Born from the struggles of her own multicultural background, the American singer speaks from experience – and from the heart. We salute Monique DeBose for her music, her achievements, and her win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Eric Roberson – “Lessons”, JP Cooper – “Holy Water (Gospel)”, Mary J. Blige – “Hourglass”, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open”


Pop Awards 2022: Music Video Of The Year Award
Winner: Jon Batiste – “I Need You”

Congratulations to Jon Batiste on winning the Music Video Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! Retro dance number “I Need You” makes us yearn for days gone by. Fresh and energetic, this music video by the American artist invites us to join the dance. We salute Jon Batiste for his music, his achievements, and his win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Ava Max – “My Head & My Heart”, Jungle – “Keep Moving”, Little Simz – “Introvert”, Rita Ora, David Guetta & Imanbek (featuring Gunna) – “Big”


Pop Awards 2022: Icon Of The Year Award
Winner: Brandi Carlile

Congratulations to Brandi Carlile on winning the Icon Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! Not only is she a singer with incredible range displayed on her latest album, “In These Silent Days”, but also an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+, women, and children. With so much musical talent and moral values, the American artist is a true role model. We salute Brandi Carlile for her music, her achievements, and her win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Curtis Harding, Jon Batiste, Monique DeBose, Thunder


Pop Awards 2022: Female Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Birdy

Congratulations to Birdy on winning the Female Artist Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! The British singer-songwriter came back after a five-year hiatus with an album about heartbreak but without resentment. “Young Heart” received critical acclaim for its maturity and the charming way of dealing with lost love. We salute Birdy for her music, her achievements, and her win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves, Leela James, Zara Larsson


Pop Awards 2022: Male Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Michael Patrick Kelly

Congratulations to Michael Patrick Kelly on winning the Male Artist Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! The Irish-American singer-songwriter rose to fame as part of The Kelly Family, but now he shines on his own. His album “B.O.A.T.S” relates to his struggle with fame and his following enlightenment in an intimate and beautiful way. We salute Michael Patrick Kelly for his music, his achievements, and his win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Purple Disco Machine, Sting


Pop Awards 2022: Band/Group Of The Year Award
Winner: Thunder

Congratulations to Thunder on winning the Band/Group Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! Even after 25 years, the British band keeps on rocking with the same line-up. A master class on social criticism, their 13th studio album, “All The Right Noises”, is also a tribute to the band’s longevity and synergy. We salute Thunder for their music, their achievements, and their win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Fury In The Slaughterhouse, Santana, Silk Sonic, Texas


Pop Awards 2022: Emerging Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Yebba

Congratulations to Yebba on winning the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! Following several collaborations with superstars of the music industry, the American singer has released her own album, “Dawn”. A debut with amazing vocals and unique style, which received plenty of praise from critics and fans alike. We salute Yebba for her music, her achievements, and her win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Celeste, Desi Valentine, Lady Blackbird, The Imaginaries


Pop Awards 2022: Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Abba

Congratulations to Abba on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th annual Pop Awards! 40 years after the Swedish group last released new material, the “Dancing Queen” is back and the magic still operates. The legends of pop have reunited to give us “Voyage”, a new album that adds to a career of superlatives. We salute Abba for their music, their achievements, and their win at the Pop Awards 2022.

Other nominees: Diana Ross, DMX, Kenny G, Kool & The Gang





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