2023 Audacy Artist Showdown: And the winner is…

The votes are in and this is your 2023 champion
Audacy Artist Showdown
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The 2023 edition of the Audacy Artist Showdown was a wild one! The annual Audacy bracket challenge where the biggest stars in music across all genres competed for your vote, and this year all you had to do was listen.

We started with 32 artists, bands, superstars (you get it) paired up into brackets to face-off for 5 rounds until we were down to our final 2 competitors, Luke Combs vs. SZA.

The first 4 rounds saw a few upsets and surprising outcomes as Duran Duran beat out BLACKPINK, and Harry Styles' reign was ended by Metallica. However, in the end, there could be only one winner.

In the final showdown, Luke Combs continued his hot streak against a surging SZA, and ultimately bested the R&B Queen to become our 2023 Audacy Artist Showdown winner! Just by listening to Luke Combs Radio on the free Audacy App, you racked up an amazing amount of votes to help this Country crooner deliver the victory.

Now to celebrate, we're listening to our favorite Luke Combs songs, going back through our favorite interviews from the Gettin' Old singer, and diving deep into LUKE-FM, our station hand-picked and hosted by Luke. Jump in now at audacy.com/showdown.

Competition aside, to listen to all of this year's contenders in one place, check out Audacy Artist Showdown on the free Audacy app. Thanks for voting!

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