July 13,2018

At the midway point of the year, who are your early favorites to win Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Best New Artist?

Mike Miller, WZFT: Drake, “The Middle” Zedd f/Maren Morris, Bazzi.



Jonathan Reed, WNOK: Post Malone, “New Rules” Dua Lipa, Bazzi.

Toby Knapp, WASH: Drake, “The Middle” Zedd f/Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha.

Mike McCoy, WNCI: Drake and Post Malone are running neck and neck for Artist of the Year. For Single I would go with “Girls Like You” Maroon 5 & Cardi B which is a very fast grower and “Psycho” is another strong candidate. I would I’d say Post Malone for Best New Artist as well even though he was around last year but he’s really making his impact this year.

Jammer, WEZB: Post Malone, “I Like Me Better” Lauv, Bazzi.

Rob Roberts, WRQX: Ed Sheeran, “Perfect” Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello.

Brian Mack, WXXL: Drake,”The Middle” Zedd f/Maren Morris / Grey, Cardi B.



Kobe, WWHT: Drake, “No Tears Left to Cry” Ariana Grande, Bazzi.

Jason LaChance, Radio Merced: Godsmack or Five Finger Death Punch, “Bullet Proof” Godsmack or “Sham Pain” Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves came on strong with a great first single and a solid follow-up track.

Java Joel, WAKS: Post Malone, “The Middle” Zedd f/Maren Morris, Cardi B.

Jon Zellner, iHeartMedia: Post Malone, “Never Be the Same” Camilla Cabello, Best New Artists: Dua Lipa, Bazzi, Lauv.


JB King, KLUC: Drake, (tie) “God’s Plan” Drake and “Havana” Camila Cabello, Cardi B.

Jeff Hurley, WLAN: It’s Post Malone‘s year and we are all just living in it. “New Rules” Dua Lipa, the song that will not die in research, such a monster. Max for New Artist because he’s with a smaller label with less support and has achieved this level of success with hard work and relationship-building.

Rick Vaughn, Power 94.9: I don’t know which awards exactly, but the artists will be Post Malone, twentyone pilots and Dua Lipa.


Fish Boy, WKRZ: Cardi B, “Psycho” Post MaloneDennis Lloyd as Best New Artist.

Heather Deluca, WSJO: Dua Lipa and Camila Cabello are in line for Best New Artist. For single of the year,”The Middle” by Zedd f/Maren Morris. And I’d love to see Imagine Dragons win Artist of the Year because of the success of their third album. But I think Camila could make a case for Artist of the Year because of her huge debut as a solo artist. But don’t rule out Ed Sheeran because “Perfect” is still on fire.

Raphael Opida, WIOQ: Artist of the Year: Camila Cabello. She’s been on FIRE since ‘Havana’ and the release of her debut album Camila, and it looks like she won’t be stopping anytime soon! Single of the Year: “God’s Plan” by Drake. The song was bumping on the radio, at bars, clubs, even my grandma loved to jam to the track. Now we need baby pics, Drake! Best New Artist: Cardi B because she is literally everywhere, featured on tracks with Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: Post Malone, “New Rules” Dua Lipa, Bazzi.

Matt Johnson, KSLZ: Post Malone, “Psycho” Post Malone, Post Malone!

Sassy, WKXJ: Cardi B, for Single anything with Post Malone especially “Psycho,” BTS for New Artist.


Randi West, WMTX: Ed Sheeran and Pink, they will probably still be charted by year’s end!

Chase Daniels, Entercom-Madison: Maroon 5, “Perfect” Ed Sheeran, Alice Merton.

Chris Michaels, FM100: Shawn Mendes, “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha & FGL, Max.

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