Who Should Win the 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Artist? – Readers Poll
The race for the Choice Male Artist trophy at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards has five of the brightest stars in the pop scene, with both veteran music makers and newcomers nominated for the fan-voted distinction. Out of this quintet of diverse singers, who do you think deserves the Choice Male Artist award the most? Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Phillip Phillips, Pitbull or Justin Timberlake?
Get a little more background info on what the Justins, Bruno, Phillip and Pit have been up to over the past few months, and you vote can on the most worthy Choice Male Artist candidate below! Remember, you can vote once per hour until the polls closes on Sunday, August 11 at 7:59PM ET. The 2013 Teen Choice Awards will air on Fox at 8PM ET, right after our poll closes. Good luck!
Justin Bieber: When you're one of the biggest pop stars around, things are bound to get a little messy in your personal life with all of that publicity, but some serious drama in 2013 hasn't stopped Justin Bieber from worldwide domination. His 2012 album 'Believe' was a massive success, giving the heartthrob hit singles like 'Boyfriend,' 'As Long as You Love Me,' 'Beauty and a Beat,' and 'All Around the World.' On top of his sold-out tour, Bieber has also been breaking Billboard records left and right, performing non-stop at award shows, and even managed to drop an acoustic version of 'Believe' at the start of the year.
Bruno Mars: Oh, Bruno Mars, let us count the ways we love thee. Mr. Mars is ultra-cool, super charismatic, hilarious and has enough stage presence to blow the roof off every arena and theater he impacts. These past few months have been huge for the singer-songwriter turned 'SNL' star, as he's still riding the wave of success from his 2012 release 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' the crooner's sophomore LP which encases some of his greatest tunes to date: 'Locked Out of Heaven,' 'When I Was Your Man' and 'Treasure.' Along with his backing band, Mars will also be setting out on his Moonshine Jungle tour with a number of talented openers in June 2013.
Phillip Phillips: Phillips hasn't been around all that long, snagging top honors during Season 11 of 'American Idol' (pre Nicki vs. Mariah fallout). However, unlike lots of former contestants, he's established his staying power courtesy of his immense talent for creating unique, organic sounds on folk-inspired singles like 'Home.' The somewhat shy singer-songer is a little bit pop and a little bit rock, and you have to admit that there aren't many people on the Top 40 charts like Phillips. And the fact that he was able to crank out his debut album in just a matter of weeks further attests to this guy's work ethic and passion for music.
Pitbull: Make way for Mr. 305, because it's time to get this party started! For years now, Pitbull has got us off our butts and onto the dance floor with his hyped-up, dance-pop anthems, and the years 2012 and 2013 were no exception. In Nov. 2012, Pit dropped 'Global Warming,' his seventh studio album and one of his most popular LPs thus far. Not only does it include his 'MIB 3' theme song 'Back in Time,' but also party starters like 'Feel This Moment' with Christina Aguilera and the appropriately titled 'Don't Stop the Party.' Mr. Worldwide is also venturing out on his summer co-tour with Kesha, and if that doesn't sound like a good time to you, you may want to go check your pulse.
Justin Timberlake: 2013 saw the return of Justin Timberlake, who was absent from the music scene for years prior to the release of 'The 20/20 Experience,' the crooner's third studio album. His debut single 'Suit & Tie' featured a guest verse from Jay-Z and had a throwback R&B vibe that won over listeners both old and new, and his second single 'Mirrors' showed Timberlake's more sensitive, contemplative side. JT never ceases to amaze with his vocals, and this new Rat Pack-esque vibe he's going for just fits him so well. We can't wait to see what he's got in store for fans on his Legends of the Summer Stadium tour with Jay-Z, as well as his '20/20 Experience' tour later this year.