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NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: FLASHCARDS FOR WHAT'S NEXT
Our Q2 Roundup of Acts Poised to Break

It’s time once again for the HITS New & Developing Artists issue, your one-stop shop for tomorrow’s breakout acts. Previous editions showcased such then-untested talents as Adele, Hozier, Katy Perry and Mumford & Sons.

Which of this new batch will achieve success beyond the wildest dreams of the people who will live off a percentage of their earnings? Don’t ask us. But we do know that this new crop includes such compelling artists as G.O.O.D./Def Jam’s Desiigner, Teleport’s Bishop Briggs, Glassnote’s Strumbellas, Capitol’s Catfish & the Bottlemen, RCA’s GRACE, Mom+Pop’s Flume, Hollywood’s Sofia Carson, Interscope’s AlunaGeorge, Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope’s Lauren Alaina and RCA Nashville/Zone 4’s Kane Brown.

Click the links below for a taste of each act. Happy shopping.

Desiigner 

Bishop Briggs

Ruth B

Kaleo

 The Strumbellas Ben Rector
GRACE  Bibi Bourelly

Bahari

Catfish and the Bottlemen

KIRBY

Flume

Zella Day

Lauren Alaina

Teddy Sinclair

BANNERS

LANco

Sofia Carson

TRYON

FRANKIE

Polly A

Reignwolf

Dan + Shay

The Mowgli's

Ekali

Mickey Guyton

Mosaic MSC

Niykee Heaton

Levi Hummon

New Beat Fund

Kane Brown

Marc E. Bassy

DMA's

Tom Odell

AlunaGeorge

Brendan James

Young Greatness

Jordan Smith

AURORA

Chris Lane

Trinidad James

 

     

 

 

 

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As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
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A messy divorce nears its resolution. (1/15a)
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Bring your umbrella.
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After the snubs, the show.
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It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
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