4Music will again consider who are the most powerful on-stage players in pop this weekend with ‘The Pop Powerlist’, a follow-on from a similar list show this time last year. The 50 most powerful popsters will be presented, based on stats compiled by Media Measurement that consider social media reach, critical recognition, airplay, endorsements and media coverage.
Last year Adele topped the poll. Not sure who’s favourite this time round, though if online pop chatter and download data from this week was included in the mix, it’d probably be PJ & Duncan.
On the poll, Box TV man Dave Young told CMU: “We’re excited to see the return our hit show ‘The Pop Powerlist’. Last year Adele stole the crown, but this year there’s tough competition from the likes of pop royalty One Direction, Rihanna and Beyoncé. Series one was a huge hit with our viewers, seeing a 103% uplift for the timeslot it premiered in. There is a huge appetite to define who the ultimate movers and shakers are in the pop world and ‘The Pop Powerlist’ is the definitive measure of influence”.