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Best Current Billboard Hot 100 Artist is a user-created contest created by MartrebnoR on December 4, 2008. The bracket consisted of various mainstream artists pitted against one another. The contest ended on January 5, 2009 with Rihanna taking down Lady Gaga, and with a results and discussion topic created on the next day.

The Bracket[]

The 32-entrant bracket can be located here.

The seeding for the bracket can be seen to have proven rather faulty, however with this being the first contest it was to be expected. Thankfully this contest provided some insight into which artists were stronger for future contests.

The Rounds[]

Each round consisted of a set format. MartrebnoR provided a match picture as well as youtube links for each artist. The rounds were set up in the following manner:

Round 1[]

Close-up shots for the match picture.

Music video for the most recent single of the artist.

Round 2[]

Full-Body shot for the match picture.

Video of the artists performing live.

Round 3[]

Album cover for the match picture.

Video of the artists in an interview.

Semi-Finals[]

Single artwork for the match picture.

Video of the artists in special circumstances. One round involved the artists being paparazzi-ed at lunch while the other involved them behind the scenes at Z100 Radio.

Finals[]

Microphone pose for the match picture.

Live performance of MartrebnoR's favourite song by each artist.

Results[]

Round Percentages[]

Round 1:

66.67% Mariah Carey

33.33% Miley Cyrus

Round 2:

57.14% Christina Aguilera

42.86% Daughtry

Round 3:

75.00% Usher

25.00% Keyshia Cole

Round 4:

63.64% Katy Perry

36.36% Akon

Round 5:

53.85% Rihanna

46.15% Kanye West

Round 6:

75.00% Taylor Swift

25.00% Ne-Yo

Round 7:

60.00% Alicia Keys

40.00% Jay-Z

Round 8:

55.56% Carrie Underwood

44.44% T.I.

Round 9:

75.00% Britney Spears

25.00% Timbaland

Round 10:

63.64% Avril Lavigne

36.36% Ludacris

Round 11:

66.67% Chris Brown

33.33% Mary J. Blige

Round 12:

100.00% Justin Timberlake

0.00% Colbie Caillat

Round 13:

70.00% Lady Gaga

30.00% Madonna

Round 14:

83.33% Pink

16.67% Jason Mraz

Round 15:

100.00% Beyonce

0.00% T-Pain

Round 16:

50.00% Leona Lewis

50.00% Lil Wayne

Round 17:

54.54% Christina Aguilera

45.46% Mariah Carey

Round 18:

71.43% Katy Perry

28.57% Usher

Round 19:

83.33% Rihanna

16.67% Taylor Swift

Round 20:

59.33% Alicia Keys

41.67% Carrie Underwood

Round 21:

71.43% Britney Spears

28.57% Avril Lavigne

Round 22:

100.00% Justin Timberlake

0.00% Chris Brown

Round 23:

55.56% Lady Gaga

44.44% Pink

Round 24:

55.56% Leona Lewis

44.44% Beyonce

Round 25:

57.89% Christina Aguilera

42.11% Katy Perry

Round 26:

60.00% Rihanna

40.00% Alicia Keys

Round 27:

66.67% Britney Spears

33.33% Justin Timberlake

Round 28:

83.33% Lady Gaga

16.67% Leona Lewis

Round 29:

66.67% Rihanna

33.33% Christina Aguilera

Round 30:

66.67% Lady Gaga

33.33% Britney Spears

Round 31:

53.33% Rihanna

46.67% Lady Gaga

x-stats[]

50.00% Rihanna

46.67% Lady Gaga

46.15% Kanye West

44.44% Britney Spears

41.48% Pink

40.00% Alicia Keys

33.34% Carrie Underwood

33.33% Christina Aguilera

32.00% Jay-Z

30.30% Mariah Carey

29.63% T.I.

29.62% Justin Timberlake

28.57% Daughtry

28.07% Katy Perry

28.00% Madonna

25.39% Avril Lavigne

22.22% Timbaland

20.41% Akon

20.20% Miley Cyrus

18.46% Ludacris

16.67% Taylor Swift

16.04% Usher

15.55% Leona Lewis

15.55% Lil Wayne

13.83% Jason Mraz

13.82% Beyonce

08.34% Ne-Yo

08.02% Keyshia Cole

00.00% Chris Brown

00.00% Mary J. Blige

00.00% T-Pain

00.00% Colbie Calliat

Match Pictures[]

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