December 30, 2015


Madonna, Twenty One Pilots & Adele Rule 2015 Readers' Poll

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After weeks of voting, MadonnaTwenty One PilotsAdeleBritney SpearsIggy Azalea and Years & Years emerged as the big winners of Fuse’s 2015 Readers’ Poll, which allowed fans to vote for their favorite artists, songs, tours, newcomers and news stories.

Hundreds of thousands of votes were cast in the much-coveted MVP of the year category, and after a long showdown with Twenty One Pilots, Madonna emerged victorious. The Rebel Heart diva, who performed on multiple award shows and headlined another huge world tour, earned 42 percent of the final vote, while Twenty One Pilots was closest behind with 31 percent.

Don’t feel too bad for the Blurryface duo, though: Twenty One Pilots captured the favorite tour of 2015 reader award, topping stadium dwellers One Direction (43 percent) with 53 percent of the vote. With the win and their first No. 1 single of the rock songs chart, it hasn’t been a bad week for Twenty One Pilots!

Meanwhile, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea teaming up for “Pretty Girls” was voted the biggest music news story of 2015, with a whopping 78 percent of the vote beating out Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface album hitting No. 1. “Pretty Girls” also won Fuse’s Top 40 of 2015 poll earlier this month.

And you have to give it up to Adele: “Hello” was voted the readers’ favorite No. 1 song of 2015, making a late charge and earning 58 percent of the vote compared to runner-up the Weeknd’s “The Hills” (27 percent). Give some props to Years & Years, too: the U.K. trio was voted best newcomer of 2015, with 40 percent of the vote in the category being enough to overcome Alessia Cara (27 percent).

Thanks to EVERYONE who voted in the 2015 Readers’ Poll, and click here for a full recap of Fuse’s epic Top 40 of 2015 poll!