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NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: WHO'S NEXT TO BLOW UP?

Our Q2 Roundup of Acts Poised to Break Big

Prior HITS New & Developing issues have spotlighted artists like Adele, Katy Perry, Lorde, Mumford & Sons and Hozier. Our latest sampling of up-and-coming acts includes buzzing singer/songwriters (Republic’s James Bay, Columbia’s Rachel Platten), Pop heartthrobs and sirens (Global Entertainment’s Nathan Sykes, RCA’s Elle King, Pinetop/Hollywood’s Zella Day), hip-hop hybrids (Interscope’s X Ambassadors), global breakouts (Louder Than Life/Ultra/Columbia’s OMI), Country rule-breakers (Arista Nashville’s Cam, I.R.S. Nashville’s Ashley Clark, MCA Nashville’s Clare Dunn), melodic alt-rockers (Capitol/Caroline’s In the Valley Below, Interscope’s BØRNS) and roots revivalists (Glassnote’s Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear).

Which of these promising artists will be the next to blow up? Hey, that’s above our pay grade. But when they do, remember you saw ’em here first. Just follow the links below for the rundown on each act.

James Bay

Rachel Platten

X Ambassadors

Brothers Osborne

Ashley Clark Zella Day
Nathan Sykes Connell Cruise

Alessia Cara

MAX

OMI

BØRNS

Canaan Smith

Cam

Raury

Ivy Levan

Life of Dillon

RaeLynn

Broncho

Bea Miller

Tori Kelly

Cayucas

Elijah Blake

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Natalie La Rose

Clare Dunn

Fairground Saints

Tanlines

Dej Loaf

Kaya Stewart

In the Valley Below

DJ Snake

Brooke Eden

Leon Bridges

Jidenna

Ceremony

Lil Durk

Sabrina Carpenter

Years & Years

Old Dominion

MKTO

DMA's

Elle King

Jukebox the Ghost

Walk Off the Earth

Chris Stapleton

Sage the Gemini

Avery Wilson

Dorothy

Alyxx Dione

Olivia Somerlyn

Krept & Konan

Hey Violet

The Karma Killers

Striking Matches

Django Django

Tobias Jesso Jr.

BJ the Chicago Kid

Kelsea Ballerini

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