Happy New Year! It’s time to reveal the results of the Stars of 2016 poll that you’ve all been voting in for the past few weeks. Basically, it’s like the BBC Sound of 2016 poll without the boring stuff: Only pop stars allowed! The votes were spread widely between the 10 nominees, but two singers took the lead early on and came out on top.

The artist that pop fans THINK will be huge in 2016 is…

1. Troye Sivan – 27%

2. Zayn Malik – 24%
3. Zara Larsson – 22%

And the pop star you HOPE will be huge in 2016 is…

1. Zara Larsson – 31%

2. Troye Sivan – 22%
3. Phoebe Ryan – 14%

Congrats Troye and Zara! I’m very pleased with the results as I’ve supported them both since early in their careers, and hope they will each have a fantastic 2016. Read more about them and the other nominees here.