The PopCrush Fan Choice Awards: Group Of The Year
The PopCrush Fan Choice Awards are back once again, an opportunity for you, the fans, to award your faves with a most prestigious digital honor.
We're honoring the best in just about everything, from YouTubers to Celebrity Instagrams to the highly coveted Artist Of The Year. But not everyone goes it solo (ahem, Zayn): What about the troupes from all around the world that made this year great?
We're honoring all the incredibly talented boy bands, girl groups and pop bands that dominated over the year. Is your fave a nominee? Check them all out — and make sure to vote below.
Sure, they're down one founding member (in a move that rocked pop culture as we know it at the beginning of 2015), but that didn't drag down the young men of 1D. Instead, they carried on with their On The Road Again Tour, served up a well-crafted, mature record at the end of the year (Made In The A.M.) and prepared for their much-deserved hiatus at the top of 2016.
Just in case anyone had any doubt that the ladies of Fifth Harmony were most certainly #WorthIt, the X Factor USA finalists-turned-superstars had their most successful year to date in 2015. From the release of their debut album Reflection, to summer smash "Worth It" to a slew of award show performances and wins, the girls proved that they are, indeed, better together.
Last year, 2NE1 dropped their latest studio album Crush, a record-breaking release that ranked on Billboard's year-end World Albums list and catapulted the girls into further international stardom. With CL preparing her long-delayed English debut and rumblings of a comeback set for the tail-end of 2015, dedicated Blackjacks ought to prepare themselves for plenty more from the game-changing quartet.
One year (and one less member) after 2014's Red Light, the fab foursome of f(x) served up a thrilling, throbbing electro-pop return in 4 Walls. Fun fact: Album track "When I'm Alone" was written by Carly Rae Jepsen!
No one knows how to Get Weird quite like the talented powerhouses of Little Mix: The girls had a stellar summer with their ultra catchy "Black Magic," celebrated their 4 year anniversary and dropped a truly fantastic third studio album at the end of the year.
Catch them if you can, because the young queens of Girls' Generation keep bouncing around the world. After 2013's Love & Peace and I Got A Boy (in both Japan and South Korea, respectively) the K-Pop troupe returned to their homeland with Lion Heart, a festive, upbeat collection of bubbly pop jams.
Move over, lesser boy bands: The Vamps proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned with this year with smash after smash — from "Wake Up" to "Cheater" — from their upcoming album, Wake Up.
5 Seconds Of Summer
5 Seconds Of Summer only continued to heat up in 2015: With smash hits like "She's Kinda Hot," "Hey Everybody!" and their second studio album Sounds Good Feels Good, the adorably wild and mischievous boys became the first band to debut at No. 1 twice in a row on the Billboard 200. (Also, they signed an electric guitar for you to win from us.)
Now's the time for you to decide which troupe deserves the title of Group of the Year. Place your vote below — we’ll reveal the winner right here on December 1 at 5 PM ET.
UPDATE: And the winner is...