Here are the Winners of the POP AWARDS 2023, the sixth annual Pop Awards!


After 50 days of voting, Pop Magazine is here to announce the winners of the Pop Awards 2023. We have counted a huge number of votes cast in our public voting, along with the ballots received from our esteemed expert panel of music journalists, to determine the results of the 6th annual Pop Awards. We want to thank all of you who have participated in this year’s voting for helping to select a wonderful winner in each of the ten categories. Out of all the awesome nominees, you have chosen who will receive our beautiful Pop Awards trophies and we congratulate the winners! We will return next year for the 7th annual Pop Awards and hope you’ll be back too. Now it’s time to check out if your favorite artists accumulated enough votes for the win and to celebrate the winners with us!

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Pop Awards 2023: Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Taylor Swift

Other nominees: Beyonce, Harry Styles, John Legend, Meghan Trainor

Pop Awards 2023: Album Of The Year Award
Winner: John Legend – “Legend”

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

Pop Awards 2023: Song Of The Year Award
Winner: Candace Woodson – “(Trying To Be) Perfect”

Other nominees: 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
Winner: Harry Styles – “As It Was”

Other nominees: Adele – “Oh My God”, Charlie Puth – “Light Switch”, Michael Buble – “Higher”, Todrick Hall – “Queen”

Pop Awards 2023: Icon Of The Year Award
Winner: J. Ivy

Other nominees: Black Thought, Calum Scott, PJ Morton, Tank And The Bangas

Pop Awards 2023: Female Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Aurora

Other nominees: Joss Stone, Mabel, Sigrid, Tove Lo

Pop Awards 2023: Male Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Bryan Adams

Other nominees: Brett Eldredge, Charlie Winston, Gavin James, Kygo

Pop Awards 2023: Band/Group Of The Year Award
Winner: Tears For Fears

Other nominees: Billy Talent, First Aid Kit, Kissin’ Dynamite, Minor Majority

Pop Awards 2023: Emerging Artist Of The Year Award
Winner: Mica Millar

Other nominees: Amber Mark, Breland, Frank Joshua, Zian

Pop Awards 2023: Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: A-Ha

Other nominees: Keb’ Mo’, Melba Moore, Scorpions, The Isley Brothers

→ Listen to the Pop Awards 2023 playlist on Spotify

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:

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