UPDATE: Round 2 is over. VOTE NOW in Round 3, the final round!
Wow. We knew you guys were supportive of your favorite artists, but even we couldn't have predicted the fervor over round one of our "Fuse Favorite: Fan Edition" Best New Artist poll.
The poll, which drew on everything from hip hop, R&B and electronic to indie rock, metal and punk to teen pop and international pop, saw more than 12.3 million votes cast!
Some races literally went down to the final hours, with Krewella pulling ahead of Charli XCX in the final hours of the Electronic/Dance poll and G-DRAGON and Belinda battling to the end of the International Pop poll, with G-DRAGON winning on the last day (Great effort, though, Belinda fans!)
But just because Round 1 is over doesn't mean your favorite artist is in the clear yet. Not by a long shot. Click through to see which artists made it to this round, and keep voting for your faves to see who'll make it to Round 3, the final round.
In the metaphoric dance battle that was Round 1 of voting in the pop and dance categories, things got fierce. And it’s only going to heat up further from here.
Katy Perry's songwriting partner Bonnie McKee—who recently taught Fuse the secret to a perfect kiss and explained why co-writing megahits like "Roar" is "like therapy"—won by a landslide. In the International Pop battle, South Korean rapper-singer G-Dragon—who recently released a new song with Missy Elliott—drew millions of votes and narrowly bested Mexican singer-songwriter Belinda for victory.
Miami girl group and X Factor veterans Fifth Harmony—who are experts at twerking and the Dougie—handily won the Teen Pop category, while Chicago electro-house sensation Krewella emerged victorious from a close battle with Charli XCX to win the Electronic/Dance category.
Now, G-Dragon, Krewella, Fifth Harmony and Bonnie McKee face off against each other for pop music supremacy. Who will win this round and survive to compete for the overall Fuse Fan Favorite title in round 3? Only you, and your votes, can decide.
If it's one thing we like to see in hip hop, it's a battle where no one gets hurt.
In our Round 1 Hip Hop battle, Angel Haze staved off some tough competition from buzzing rappers Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg and Joey bada$$ to take the title, led no doubt by some recent fierce rhymes on "Echelon (It's My Way"). The rapper recently targeted a reporter who criticized Miley Cyrus and you don't want to get on her bad side. In the Underground Hip Hop category, Maryland fire-spitter Logic snatched the title from Internet-famous rappers like Migos and Chance the Rapper.
In Soul, Luke James and Jessie Ware had one of the closest battles, going neck and neck until the very end. Ware, who we recently saw cover Miguel and collaborate with Disclosure, looked like she was going to pull it out until a last-minute push by the always sensual James on social media propelled the New Orleans R&B singer-songwriter.
On the R&B tip, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta alum K. Michelle and Jhene Aiko, who recently shared details to us on her upcoming debut album, went neck and neck, with K. Michelle narrowly beating out Aiko. Sevyn Streeter got some heavy social media support from her peers, but it wasn't enough to beat K. Michelle.
Now, Angel Haze, Logic, K. Michelle and Luke James will all battle it out to move on to the next round. Who''s gonna take the crown and who'll be in the distance, merely watching the throne? You decide. Vote now!
Who emerged victorious from Round 1 ready to continue fighting to be your favorite new rock god?
Drum roll please!
In the Indie Rock category, Manchester, England's genre-blenders The 1975 won by a stride, thanks to the continued support of the same homeland fans that pushed the quartet's self-titled debut album to the top of the UK charts this week. Meanwhile, in the Folk/Country category, Texan songstress and The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery won by a landslide, owning more than 57 percent of all genre votes.
In the Punk category, Pennsylvania pop-punk sextet The Wonder Years won with one-third of all votes, thanks to help from old school fans and newbies that discovered the quintet this summer when TWY headlined the Warped Tour. Last but certainly not least, the Metal and Hard Rock category was completely owned by Black Veil Brides. The eyeliner-caked Hollywood, CA quintet, fronted by vocalist Andy Biersack, won with more than a whopping 60 percent of all votes.
Now, The 1975, Bradbery, The Wonder Years and Black Veil Brides will duke it out in the second round of Fuse Favorite: Fan Edition -- and only YOU can decide which artists advances to the final round. Vote now!
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