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HITS' NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: NEXT BIG THINGS GALORE
Our Quarterly Roundup of Future Stars

Adele. Katy Perry. Iggy Azalea. Lorde. Mumford & Sons. Ariana Grande. Hozier. These are just a few of the now-massive artists who’ve been featured in prior installments of our New & Developing Artists roundup.

Our latest selection offers a lively mix of styles and genres. You’ve got your pop singer/songwriters, such as SYCO/Columbia’s Ella Henderson, Capitol’s Tori Kelly, Columbia's Rachel Platten, Warner Bros.Greg Holden and S-Curve/Hollywood’s Andy Grammer. You’ve got your Alternative noisemakers like Interscope’s BØRNS, Cultco/Hollywood’s Joywave, Capitol’s In the Valley Below, Glassnote’s Holychild and Dualtone’s Shakey Graves. You’ve got your Country hookmeisters, such as Arista Nashville’s Cam, Republic Nashville’s A Thousand Horses and I.R.S. Nashville’s Striking Matches. You’ve got your rap breakouts like ARTium/Def Jam’s Vince Staples and Kemosabe/Columbia’s Lunchmoney Lewis as well as R&B/Rhythmic hybrids like Wondaland/Epic’s Jidenna, IMG/Republic’s Natalie La Rose and Verve/Interscope’s Charles Perry. Not to mention independents like North of Nine and Olivia Somerlyn.

That’s just a taste of the abundant talent accessible via the links below. Which of the following will be the next big thing to break? You tell us.

James Bay
Tori Kelly
Joywave
Rachel Platten
Nova Rockafeller
Life of Dillon
BØRNS
Shakey Graves
A Thousand Horses
In the Valley Below
Greg Holden
Wolf Alice
Cam
Alesso
Josh Dorr
Twin Shadow
Fort Lean
Badflower

 

 

BANKS
Maliibu N Helene
Olivia Somerlyn
Charles Perry
COASTS
Luke Christopher
Ella Henderson
KALEO
Years & Years
Andy Grammer
LunchMoney Lewis
Major Lazer
Jidenna
Sleeping With Sirens
Ryn Weaver
Natalie La Rose
Ashley Monroe
RaeLynn

 

 

Christian Burghardt
Striking Matches
Kalin & Myles
Sabrina Carpenter
Rozzi Crane
Leon Bridges
Vince Staples
North of Nine
OMI
Halsey
HOLYCHILD
Nathan Sykes
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Django Django
Låpsley
Courtney Barnett
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Anthony Lewis

 

 

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