As Billboard prepares to unveil its annual Power 100 list in less than a month — ranking the music executives making the biggest impact across an ever-changing industry — we thought we should put some power in the fans’ hands too. Looking back on the past year in music, who is your 2022 Power Artist?
Billboard has launched the brand-new Power Artist 2022 – Fan Choice bracket, in which music listeners pick the music star who made the biggest impact last year. In the bracket below, we’re now down to the Top Two artists who dominated Billboard‘s 2022 year-end charts, making huge moves in streaming, touring, radio, album sales and beyond.
Billboard Introduces New Industry-Voted Award for Annual Power 100 List
In the seifinal round, we lost Dua Lipa and Doja Cat and narrowed things down to our final, legends-onluy math-up: Nicki Minaj vs. Beyoncé.
Final-round voting is open now in the bracket below and will close Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. ET. The winner of this inaugural bracket will be revealed in Billboard’s 2023 Power Issue alongside the executive Power List. Will your favorite artist go all the way?
Alongside the Power Artist 2022 bracket, Billboard is also adding a peer-voted award to its annual Power 100 ranking of the music industry’s most influential executives. This new Power Players’ Choice Award will honor the executive whose peers believe he or she had the most impact across the music business over the past year. Voting opened last week to all Billboard Pro members. For more information, go here. Both the 2022 Power Artist and the Power Player’s Choice Award will be unveiled in the Billboard Power Issue.
So who will be crowned the first fan-voted Power Artist? Only you can decide. Vote in the bracket below. (Reminder: Voting closes on Wednesday.)
On the Billboard Hot 100 dated Jan. 16, 1988, George Harrison notched his third solo No. 1, as “Got My Mind Set on You,” from his album Cloud Nine, rose from the runner-up spot. Harrison had previously topped the Hot 100 outside The Beatles with “Give Me Love – (Give Me Peace on Earth),” for a week in June 1973, and the double-sided single “My Sweet Lord”/”Isn’t It a Pity,” […]
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