The Decade’s Best

The Decade's Best

Grace Sailer, Writer

We sent out a survey asking what our followers thought were the best of the decade, based off of 8 categories: Male and Female pop artist of the decade, Male and Female athlete of the decade, Album of the Decade, Film of the Decade, Meme of the Decade, and Controversy of the Decade. The Nominees were compiled from various lists including Spotify’s Top Artists, Playlists and Podcasts of 2019 and the Decade, and Billboard’s top 100, yet many of them were write-ins from our fans themselves. Here are the results, based on your votes: 


Male Artist of the Decade

Nominees: Drake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Travis Scott, Bruno Mars, Juice Wrld, Khalid, Lil Baby, Panic! At The Disco, JCole, Khai Dreams, One Direction, Smash Mouth

25.6 percent of Voters chose…..

Drake as the male pop artist of the Decade

Travis Scott came in a close second with 21.8 percent of the votes, and Bruno Mars in third with 20.5 percent of the votes. 


Female Artist of the Decade

Nominees: Adele, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Summer Walker, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Mxmtoon. 

With a whopping 35.9 percent of the votes your female artist of the decade is… 

Ariana Grande! 


Album of the Decade 

Nominees: Red (Taylor Swift), Lemonade (Beyonce), Views (Drake), Astro-World (Travis Scott), Forrest Hills Drive (J.Cole), X (Ed Sheeran), 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Anti (Rihanna), What a Time to Be Alive (Drake), Run the Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels), 8 Letters, Divide (Ed Sheeran), Danger Days (My Chemical Romance)

This album dominated in such a competitive category, with a third of the votes, the Album of the Decade is… 

Astro-World by Travis Scott

Male Athlete of the Decade

Nominees: Stephen Curry, Colin Kaepernick, Lionel Messi, Lebron James, Neymar Jr, Frank Kaminsky, Usain Bolt, Derek Jeter, Novak Djokovic

By an extremely close margin, your male athlete of the Decade is…. 

Stephen Curry

Voted best male athlete by two votes over Lebron James. 


Female Athlete of the Decade

Nominees: Simone Biles, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Katie Ledecky, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan

By an even closer margin of one crucial vote, 

Serena Williams

with 41.3 percent of the votes Serena takes female athlete of the decade over olympic gymnast Simone Biles who had 40.3 percent of the votes.


Film of the Decade

Nominees: American Sniper, Bridesmaids, 12 Years a Slave, Frozen, The Social Network, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Avengers, Avengers: Endgame, Taken, Get Out 

By a landslide, your favorite film of the Decade is… 

The Avengers (2012)



Meme of the Decade

Nominees: Distracted Boyfriend, This is Fine, Gene Wilder, Woman Screaming at a Cat, Blinking Man, Evil Kermit, Harambe, Hotline Bling, Woman Confused by Math, Danny Devito, Jojo Siwa’s memes. 

The meme that got the most laughs this decade was 

Woman Screaming at a cat, with 29.9 percent of the votes

Controversy of the Decade

Nominees: “The Dress”, Yanny or Laurel, Trump Impeachment, James Charles Ebola/James and Tati scandal, Brett Kavanaugh Being Confirmed, Logan Paul Suicide Forest, Hillary Clinton Emails, Tanacon, Jake Paul, Alissa Violet. 

In light of recent events, this may be controversial, but the controversy of the decade is 

“The Dress”