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BEST POP ACT

2023 NOMINEES

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MIA MORMINO

Los Angeles, United State

Mia Mormino steps beyond the traditional pop artist mold, bringing to the table an authentic voice that resonates with over 1.2 million Spotify streams and 6.5 million YouTube views. Her music, driven by a powerful message of self-empowerment, is not just a performance but a reflection of her own challenging path to self-acceptance. This Los Angeles native's candid approach to songwriting and her courage in addressing controversial subjects connect deeply with her audience, making her an important voice for her generation.

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Tricia Lo

West Coast, Ireland

Tricia Lo's transformative journey from the Baltic States to the musical shores of Ireland encapsulates a career rich with hidden talent and emerging presence. A graduate from The Academy of Contemporary Music in the UK, Tricia honed her skills as a ghost music producer, singer, and songwriter, perfecting her craft from the intimate confines of her bedroom studio in Riga.

As the former lead vocalist of Bessonido and a featured artist on an EP under EMI and Warner Brothers' non-profit label, Grade 9 Records, Tricia's music began to echo beyond her studio, resonating through Latvian airwaves and international public spaces alike. Her bedroom-produced songs not only found their way into the ambience of Mark & Spencer and SportsDirect but also into the hearts of global listeners.

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Binoy

Los Angeles,United States

Binoy, hailing from the vibrant landscapes of Kenya, stands as a distinctive voice in contemporary music as a songwriter and musician. His artistry in cinematic pop is infused with the narrative prowess reminiscent of Taylor Swift, the timeless appeal of Fleetwood Mac, and the infectious melodies of ABBA. Binoy’s music is a rich tapestry that weaves the personal tales of his life as a queer person of color with the cultural heritage of his Indian roots and the nuanced experiences of his East African upbringing, crafting a sound that is as unique as his own story.

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Daniel de Boer

Texel, Netherlands/ Valencia, Spain

Daniel de Boer's "Out of Shadows" stands as a vibrant testament to the global village of contemporary pop, meriting his nomination for Best Pop Act. His journey from playing with the Metropole Orchestra and the Celebrity Edge Theatre Ensemble to pursuing his vision at Berklee College of Music has culminated in an album that redefines the pop genre. "Out of Shadows" features an ensemble of musicians hailing from sixteen different countries, each infusing the music with their unique cultural sonorities, from the haunting timbre of the oud to the rhythmic complexity of oriental percussion. This rich tapestry of global sounds, woven into the accessible fabric of pop, showcases Daniel's ability to create a unified, yet eclectic sound—world pop. Daniel's international collaboration has resulted in a sound that's both innovative and deeply resonant with the spirit of our times.

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LUKX

Brussells, Belgium

Lukx embodies a unique fusion of generational and cultural synergy, stemming from the creative partnership of a Belgian-Swedish father and son duo based in Belgium. Their music blurs the lines between Hip-Hop/Rap and Pop, blending French and English lyrics to create a sound that's both chill and catchy. The emotive resonance of their tracks is a direct testament to the dynamic collaboration and familial bond that fuels their music-making process. Lukx has performed at alot of small different gigs and been on Radio once in Belgium. 14 Songs on "New Week Friday Belgium"
Spotify editorial playlist and 2 songs on "Made In Belgium" Spotify editorial playlist

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