Welcome to the POP AWARDS 2023, the sixth annual Pop Awards


Each new year, while eagerly looking ahead to what the future holds and if our favorite artists will release new records, we also reflect on the mountain of great music released in the past 365 days. At Pop Magazine, we recognize the beautiful musical works published over the last twelve months and we celebrate the artists at the 6th annual Pop Awards! Pop Magazine presents the Pop Awards 2023, returning with ten categories and a total of 50 nominees. The Pop Awards celebrate the best artists and the most excellent albums, songs, and music videos they delivered to music fans in the past year. You can vote for your favorite nominees over the next 50 days, starting today, January 15th. Online voting accounts for 50% of the total. The other 50% will come from our expert panel of music journalists. Check out all of the awesome nominees and select your top picks. Get your vote in by March 5th to support your favorite in each category at accumulating enough votes to being awarded a prestigious Pop Awards trophy when the winners are announced on March 12th, 2023.

→ To cast your vote, go to Pop Awards 2023


Featuring a wide variety of artists across all genres of popular music, the sixth annual Pop Awards highlight the best that 2022 had to offer. The Pop Awards 2023 feature musical stalwarts, generational icons, and new-coming favorites. Artists leading the nomination by appearing in two categories are John Legend, who has now three all-time nominations, plus Harry Styles, J. Ivy, and the Scorpions. Taylor Swift, who won Artist Of The Year at the inaugural Pop Awards in 2018, receives her third nomination overall, and Passenger also adds a third nomination. Adding a second nomination are Jonathan Jeremiah, as well as Adele, who was last year’s Artist Of The Year winner. Check out the list of all nominees below and cast your vote!

→ Listen to the Pop Awards 2023 playlist on Spotify

Pop Awards 2023: Artist Of The Year Award

Harry Styles
John Legend
Meghan Trainor
Taylor Swift

Pop Awards 2023: Album Of The Year Award

Hannah Baiardi – “Magic”
J. Ivy – “The Poet Who Sat By The Door”
John Legend – “Legend”
Jonathan Jeremiah – “Horsepower For The Streets”
Passenger – “Birds That Flew And Ships That Sailed”

Pop Awards 2023: Song Of The Year Award

Candace Woodson – “(Trying To Be) Perfect”
Chaka Khan – “Woman Like Me”
Klaas – “First Girl On The Moon”
Odesza (featuring Bettye LaVette) – “The Last Goodbye”
Scorpions – “When You Know (Where You Come From)”

Pop Awards 2023: Music Video Of The Year Award

Adele – “Oh My God”
Charlie Puth – “Light Switch”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Michael Buble – “Higher”
Todrick Hall – “Queen”

Pop Awards 2023: Icon Of The Year Award

Black Thought
Calum Scott
J. Ivy
PJ Morton
Tank And The Bangas

Pop Awards 2023: Female Artist Of The Year Award

Joss Stone
Tove Lo

Pop Awards 2023: Male Artist Of The Year Award

Brett Eldredge
Bryan Adams
Charlie Winston
Gavin James

Pop Awards 2023: Band/Group Of The Year Award

Billy Talent
First Aid Kit
Kissin’ Dynamite
Minor Majority
Tears For Fears

Pop Awards 2023: Emerging Artist Of The Year Award

Amber Mark
Frank Joshua
Mica Millar

Pop Awards 2023: Lifetime Achievement Award

Keb’ Mo’
Melba Moore
The Isley Brothers

Written by Antonio Cooper

Antonio is a freelance reporter. His coverage of music festivals and interviews with local celebrities appeared in the Detroit Metro Times, E-Current Magazine, and RichMagDigital. You can find more of Antonio’s work on his website: ayesharp.com

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