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Beano Power Awards: Best Music

Who’s made the best bops of 2021? Vote for your favourite music group or solo artist now!

Beano Team
Last Updated:  January 4th 2022

The Beano Power Awards are about letting the world know what makes life brighter! From music to gaming, TV to sports heroes, it's your chance to tell us what's lit - because you get to vote for your favourite!

Which musicians have helped soundtrack your life in 2021? Use the voting panel below to tell us who deserves this particular award!



The South Korean pop group known as the Bangtan Boys had another busy year converting every person on earth into a fan of their exciting K-pop. Their single Butter reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and they also earned a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 64th Grammy Awards!

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo found fame as Paige Olvera in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, but things really turned up a notch in the last 12 months! In 2021, her single Drivers License – taken from the album Sour – was streamed over one billion times. ONE BILLION! That means 1 in every 7 people on earth have potentially heard the song!

Billie Eilish


2021 was a busy year for Billie Eilish. She returned with a brand new album called Happier Than Ever, as well as releasing a behind-the-scenes documentary called Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry. Her single No Time To Die – taken from the James Bond film of the same name – was released in 2020, but enjoyed a new wave of interest when the movie was finally released in late 2021 due to delays caused by the pandemic. Tickets for her 2022 UK tour sold out in the blink of an eye(lish).

Ed Sheeran


Ipswich Town’s most famous fan released his fourth studio album called = (or Equals) in 2021, plus he scored a Number 1 single in December with Sir Elton John called Merry Christmas. Both musicians made a guest appearance on LadBaby’s single Sausage Rolls for Everyone, which emerged as this year’s Christmas Number 1, raising money for the The Trussell Trust food bank charity.



The Watford-born YouTuber and rapper had a busy year too, releasing four singles: Really Love, Don't Play, Patience, and Holiday. He also put out his second album, titled All Over The Place, which featured many guest appearances including Anne Marie and Yungblud. It’s a wonder he had a moment to play pranks with his mates in Sidemen!

Who will you vote for the Best Music Award?

Olivia Rodrigo


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  • Olivia Rodrigo 0.3 %
  • Billie Eilish 0.2 %
  • Ed Sheeran 0.4 %
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