Updated: Mar 9, 2021
The results are in following an exciting fan vote over the past week we have officially tallied the results and come to an exciting conclusion.
After a difficult 2020 a number of artists were nominated via a facebook post in early January to help us decide who would win the fan vote portion of Upstate Aesthetic's Album of the year awards. We want to thank all of the fans and artists for participating this year as we received a number of quality nominations.
After receiving an overwhelming majority of the vote we are excited to announce THE WINNER for this years fan vote portion of album of the year is GScaffa with his latest release 'Hollywood Scaff'. The project dropped on Christmas eve after Scaff promoted the project throughout the month of December. Featuring a number of upstate ny's more notable artists including Anthony Kannon, TyBurst, JoBars, Saint Kid and more its no surprise this project was a standout among upstate music fans.
Scaff continues to show what working to develop a following can do for local artists. The support that continues to show out for Scaff is impressive and something he hopes to build off of going into the new year. Don Pablo's 'Who Woulda Thought' gave Gscaffa's project a tough run for it's money coming in second place among voters. It's very apparent Don's fanbase was ready to show out for this one and support his latest project. His project released in the middle of the year and continues to be a standout from the area for 2020.
J.J. Wolfe and fellow Dim 136 artist Kyng shared the third place spot after accumulating the same number of votes. Kyng dropped his debut project 'L.A.M.E' in August and showed he's a very talented artist full of potential. J.J. released his latest project 'Southside Steppa Vol. 1' in November and showcased a polished and mature version of an artist we've been following for some time now. Both artists have a strong following so it's no surprise to see them on this list.
Rounding out the top five was another Dim 136 artist. Corey Loveless released his latest project 'For...Anyone' in December. It's 10 track project with content that's geared to be relatable to anyone who tunes in. It's safe to say Loveless accomplished this effort as he lands in the top five for the fan vote portion of Upstate Aesthetic's album of the year.
Every album nominated received a great showing of support from listeners and shows the impact that the music scene has had locally. The more upstate comes together to network and create it'll only help the scene grow.
Shout out to every artist, listener and voter for participating in another great album of the year season, check out Upstate Aesthetic tomorrow for the editors choice edition of the Album of the Year awards!