September 19, 2013


Vote: You Pick the Best New Artist

UPDATE: The third, and final, round closed on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11:59PM ET. Thanks for all your votes and your amazing dedication as fans. G-Dragon was crowned the Best New Artist as winner of our Fuse Favorite: Fan Edition poll and Fuse News caught up with the Korean sensation for an exclusive interview!

We're almost at the end of the Fuse Favorite: Fan Edition best new artist poll and judging by the number of votes so far, it's obvious why “fan” is short for "fanatic." We started with 72 buzzing artists from myriad genres and, thanks to your votes and artist devotion, we've narrowed it down to three finalists: G-Dragon, K. Michelle and Danielle Bradbery.

South Korean rapper-singer G-Dragon—who recently released a new song with Missy Elliott—bested Chicago electro-house sensation Krewella, Katy Perry's songwriting partner Bonnie McKee and X Factor veterans Fifth Harmony to win the Pop/Dance category in Round 2 of our Best New Artist poll. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta alum K. Michelle staved off rapper Angel Haze, soul singer Luke James and Maryland fire-spitter Logic to take the top spot in Hip Hop/Urban. Texan songstress Danielle Bradbery won Round 1 by a landslide. For Round 2, the Voice winner beat out UK indie rock darlings the 1975, punk-pop grop the Wonder Years and Hollywood glam metal band Black Veil Brides to advance to the final round.

The winner wins a special feature on Fuse News.

So, how did the three finalists end up in round 3?

Check out Round 1 to see all 72 artists who started out in the poll.
Check out Round 2 to see how fan votes narrowed it down to 12 artists.