As the music industry wakes up from its holiday slumber and begins the new year, attention shifts to developing new artists whose careers are beginning to build. Below are forty hand-picked artists of varying genres and current levels of success. Some are completely independent, while others have already topped charts. Regardless, all of them show potential to be even bigger names, particularly in America, in the coming year. Listen to the artists through this SoundCloud playlist, and check back later in the year to see how these predictions turned out. Continue reading “Class Of 2015: 40 promising artists to watch this year”

While Jamie Scott holds at #1 for an eighth week, Martin Luke Brown is within striking distance as “Nostalgia” jumps to #2 in only its second week, finally moving Sia’s “Chandelier” to #3. Re-entries from Passenger and Ryn Weaver dot a group of debuts that includes new entries from Taylor Swift, Tove Lo, and Bad Suns, as well as newcomers Anamanaguchi, Hozier, Grace Mitchell, and Mickey Guyton.

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