Male Artists of the Year – 2012 Edition

Vote now for who you think should be the Male artist of the year for 2012! If you feel that you or someone you know deserves to be a featured as one of the male artists of the month then let our talent coordinator know by emailing and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Please keep it in mind that any person who leaves unpleasant and unnecessarily rude or derogative comments will be removed and banned from this site permanently. Let’s just keep this voting poll fair and fun!

1. Kayleb James (US)


Kayleb James is a 21 year old acoustic artist who hails from Central Oregon. He has a certain style that can put a smile on your face when you listen to his music, or it can be something that you might be able to relate to. He has been playing the guitar since he was a toddler and he has been writing and singing for over 3 years now. He has also collaborated with popular artists as Jack Johnson and Donovan Frankenrieter.

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2. Cameron J (US)

Cameron J has dedicated his life to music. While improving as a songwriter, Cameron actually grew vocally though his participation in national and regional honour choirs. He began making YouTube videos back in May 2010 and since then he has accumulated 5 Million+ views and 16,000+ subscribers! This rising YouTube sensation continues to show his creativity through various music videos, covers, choreography, and comedy skits. His talent and passion for music has also led him to release many of his own original songs online. With a core of soul and R&B, Cameron J has even branched off to try many different genres, including Pop, Jazz, Neo Soul, and even Rock. After releasing his new 80’s Pop style single “Someone Else,” Cameron has once again turned his attention towards building his online fan base.

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3. Josh Diamente (Australia)

Josh been playing guitar since the age of 7 and he has been singing for as long as he can remember. He is currently 19 years old and even though he writes and records his own material, for now he only uploads covers on YouTube. Right now he has no original material on his channel because he’s waiting to get a larger following before he can finally have the courage to upload his own songs. He mainly plays acoustic, pop or rock genre on his channel. Some of his bigger influences are; Dallas Green, John Mayer, Dream Theater, Andy Mckee, Joe Pass, George Benson, Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, James Blake, Steve Vai, Matt Corby, Radiohead, Silverchair as well as his very inspirational and encouraging musical family. Music has always, and will always be a huge part of his life and his dream is to perform to a sold out venue one day.

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4. Arthur Cottam (UK)

Arthur loves playing and listening to music. He usually uploads acoustic covers in his YouTube channel but sometimes he also uploads a few original songs as well. He has been playing the guitar for around 5 years now and as soon as he learnt how to play the basic chords he was singing over them. Arthur currently has over 70,000 YouTube views and over 1000 subscribers which is amazing considering the fact that he only started his channel ‘Acottam94’ about a year ago. One day he’s hoping to gig around the world and have a career in music.

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5. Adien Lewis (US)

Adien Lewis is a 21 year old singer-songwriter who hails from Maryland. He writes, records and produces his own music and he has actually become well known for his big hooks and larger-than-life sound. Though many of his tracks sit comfortably in the electropop genre, Adien mixes his R&B roots with his love of dance and he usually ends up with a melodious hybrid of his biggest influences. He describes himself as “just a college kid who loves making music in his bedroom.” He started posting covers of popular songs on YouTube back in 2011 and has since amassed thousands of fans from around the world. With the release of his first EP album “Canvas”, he attracted the attention of a handful of producers and artists alike – Most notably, fellow YouTube artist Jason Chen for his debut album “Gravity”. The Adien-penned lead single “Best Friend” has gained over 6 million views to date! Adien is currently working with various artists, while writing and producing new material for his next EP album.

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6. Lucas Pontes (Brazil)

Lucas is a 23 year old Brazillian singer, guitarist and musical producer.

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7. Mathew van Vooght (Canada)


Mathew van Vooght is a 16 year old singer who hails from Delta, BC; he has been singing his entire life. He has been involved in many competitions including ‘The Whitecaps Anthem Contest’ where he was included in the final 4, also the ‘Variety’s Got Talent’ where he was included in the Top 10, and he was hailed the winner of the ‘BC Junior Talent Search’ in 2010. He is a seasoned anthem singer for the Vancouver Canadians and The Canadian Women’s International Softball Team and he has also sung the National Anthem for The Vancouver Giants. He was featured on the 2011 season of ‘The Next Star’ and music industry icon Bruce Allen has even commented that Matthew will be in Broadway one day.

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8.Tyler Boone (US)


Growing up in the Lowcountry, Boone first became enamored with the sub culture of Charleston’s punk/metal scene, before eventually expanding his musical pallete to include the blues/pop-laced influences that are sprinkled throughout his more recent releases. Boone released his debut EP “A New Start” back in 2011 and in the fall of 2012 (October 9th, 2012) he will be releasing his first King City Records full-length, Changing Pace, which demonstrates a unified, confident sound that can only come from a heavy dose of touring and a band that has become comfortable exploring the boundaries of their collective sound. Opening up for such acts as Edwin McCain, Danille Howle, Mark Bryan from Hootie and the Blowfish and even Elise Testone, Boone is well on his way to becoming a major act himself.

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9. Runaway state (UK)

Hailing from Leeds, UK, “The Runaway State” is a one piece band that began in the early 2011. Since then their catchy, unique melodies and care-free lyrics have attracted thousands of fans from all over the world.

Vote for who you think should be the “Male Artist of the Year” in the poll below! The winner will appear in our website and the cover of our magazine along with the 2012 Hot list! The poll closes on the 29th of January, 2013 at 12am AEST and you are eligible to vote only once per day (after you’ve voted, 24 hours must pass after the time you voted, for you to be able to see the voting form and vote again the next day). Vote NOW and make your voice heard!

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  1. Thanks, Adien, you’re a great singer and sure we’re gonna work together, StarCentral for the nomination and everyone who voted for me! You guys are awesome and I’m really happy! =D

    Obrigado, Adien, você é um excelente cantor e com certeza vamos trabalhar juntos, StarCentral por me nomear candidato e à todos que votaram em mim! Vocês são demais e eu to muito feliz!

  2. Congrats Lucas!! Thanks StarCentral for the nomination. And definitely to everyone who supported and voted for me and the other nominees!

  3. I voted for Aiden Lewis beccause he is a humble and talented young man. I have followed him on you tube since his first song, he has proven to be an awesome singer and songwriter who strives for excellence. Please vote for Aiden Lewis, he deserves the male artist of the year award. HOORAY FOR AIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kayleb is legit. He deserves this for how hard he works. hes been playin since he was little. Check him out on youtube you wont regret it 🙂 lov ya man, keep workin.

  5. Adien Lewis equals multi-talent
    Multi-talent equals Male Artist of the Year
    Therefore, Adien Lewis equals Male Artist of the Year!
    Adien Lewis is the complete package…the perfect role model to other young men
    VOTE for the best!!! Vote for ADIEN LEWIS!!!

  6. Dont dont be deceived by looks of others!!!! We’re talking about talents here! And if we’re talking about talents, it’s ADIEN LEWIS!!!!!! All IN ONE PACKAGE!!! 😀

  7. Adien Lewis all the way!!! Multitalented guy, no one deserves the title more than he does!!!

  8. To say that anyone here deserves to win anymore than the others would be plain wrong, as they are ALL very talented singers. But I’m voting Adien Lewis becaus I’ve been following him since his first album and it’s so amazing to see how hes grown and developed since then! His voice is heaven sent and all of us Adien fans are so proud of him whether he wins or not! Even if you don’t, pls know that we all love and support you and will be here on your inevitable journey to fame! All the best Adien!!

  9. I’ve listened to all the artists here. Kayleb James is a great singer songwriter that deserves to win this because of his talent, attitude and love for the music. He is an artist with true passion. He is an incredible guitarist and singer. KAYLEB JAMES!!!!!!!!!

  10. Vote for Adien Lewis he is very deserving of winning this award. He works very hard in school and his music. Keep those votes rolling in!

  11. Kayleb James all the way. He’s so legit and he has a lot of passion and soul for his music listening to him play is so empowering. I honestly get chills when he sings. He so deserves this. Keep it up Kayleb.

  12. Adien Lewis should be the best Male Artist of the Year 2012, hooray for a very talented and gorgeous guy. Proud to know that you are a half Filipino.

  13. I voted for Adien Lewis, I think he totally deserves to win,.He’s been working so hard to get this far. Please vote for Adien. If you are not familiar with his work, go on you tube and listen to his music…he is AWESOME!!!

  14. I think Adien Lewis deserves the best male artist cos his voice and songs are really soul touching and expressings are real and lovely.Hey go for him he deservers it.All the best

  15. Adien Lewis is a multi-talented singer-songwriter college student. He works very hard and is very dedicated to music. He deserves to be the winner male artist of the year. Adien-penned single “Best Friend” is one of the songs used in Denmark x-factor (I’m not 100% sure of the country, but i saw it in You Tube). Hooray for Adien Lewis!!!

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