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UNXIGNED Awards 2020

This is it. We’re ending this wild year with a bang!

Before we finally kick 2020 goodbye, we wish to spend its last moments as exciting as possible for all the independent artists we’ve had the honor to discover and connect with throughout its stint and the ever-so amazing music fans around the world who listened to their craft and supported our blog while staying indoors. To that end, we are so thrilled and proud to welcome you to our first-ever UNXIGNED End-of-Year Awards!

As per usual, our Artist of the Month poll will be open for anyone to vote for their favorite artist among the very awesome lineup of hot acts we’ve come across in December. The Top 9 have been preselected and we want YOU to tell us who deserves the title best.

Of course we’re not letting 2020 go without crowning the Artist of the Year and naming the Song of the Year. In order to do so without compromising fairness, we decided to let YOU pick the Top 3 artists and Top 9 songs prior to our team’s final deliberation on the official winner. Thus, whoever emerge as Top 3 and Top 9 here will be hailed the People’s Choice.

How were the nominees chosen, you ask? The nominees for Artist of the Year are basically the acts that have won the Artist of the Month title from when we started until November (one important criterion to be eligible, though, is that they must have at least one release this year). The 15 nominees for the Top 9 Songs of the Year were chosen based mainly on how the artists behind them did in our previous polls and additionally, staff picks.

All polls are open from midnight of December 29 to 11:59:59 p.m. of December 30 PHT. The winners will be announced on the 31st, and the OFFICIAL UNXIGNED Artist of the Year and UNXIGNED Song of the Year on January 1, 2021.

Spread the word. Vote now!

Time until polls are closed:

December 2020 UNXIGNED Artist of the Month

Choose only one (1). Listen here.

  • Elbé (46%, 200 Votes)
  • Brendan Lewes (26%, 115 Votes)
  • Yellow Magnolia (16%, 72 Votes)
  • Oddnesse (4%, 16 Votes)
  • Yum Yuck (3%, 13 Votes)
  • John Roseboro (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Parlour Magic (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Sweebreads (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Edward Phillips (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 437

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Top 3 Artists of the Year

You are encouraged to select your Top 3! Whoever tops this poll will be crowned the People’s Choice. The staff will then pick from the Top 3 the official UNXIGNED Artist of the Year. Listen here.

  • Violet Aurora (51%, 417 Votes)
  • SWiiMS (21%, 177 Votes)
  • Em (17%, 140 Votes)
  • Luna Blue (6%, 48 Votes)
  • Tony Goff & The Broken Colours (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Jordan Paul (2%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 718

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Top 9 Songs of the Year

Please select up to nine (9) songs that you think are the best! Can’t decide yet? Listen here.

  • "Somewhere Brighter" by Violet Aurora (39%, 492 Votes)
  • "Say Hello" by telco (35%, 449 Votes)
  • "In Time" by Em (10%, 126 Votes)
  • "Hand of Love" by SWiiMS (10%, 122 Votes)
  • "Rearrange" by Tony Goff & The Broken Colours (2%, 25 Votes)
  • "Away With You" by Luna Blue (2%, 24 Votes)
  • "Archetype X" by Jordan Paul (1%, 8 Votes)
  • "Nössemark" by Luutsön (1%, 7 Votes)
  • "Super Moon" by Choux (0%, 5 Votes)
  • "Holy Moly" by Mylk (0%, 4 Votes)
  • "Numb to NYC" by Sam Bierman (0%, 4 Votes)
  • "Madness Over Might" by Julian Dinwoodie (0%, 3 Votes)
  • "Corporate Advertainment" by Lenseye (0%, 2 Votes)
  • "Sun Bleached Topaz" by Cardboard Club (0%, 1 Votes)
  • "Body Language" by Easy Honey (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,191

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