The top ten rests fairly unchanged for another week, with Hunter Hunted and Robin Thicke featuring Nicki Minaj slipping into its lower reaches. Troye Sivan’s “Wild” is the week’s biggest mover, up 27 from last week’s #82 debut to #55. More notable are the debuts, led by Ellie Goulding’s Delirium lead single “On My Mind,” in at #24. Sara Bareilles isn’t far behind, launching “She Used To Be Mine” from the album What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress at #31. Joe Jonas-fronted band DNCE’s debut “Cake By The Ocean” and new Naughty Boy single “Runnin’ (Lose It All),” featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin, both enter within the top sixty. Below, additional debuts include new entries from Finish Ticket, BØRNS, Troye Sivan featuring Broods, XOV, CHVRCHES, and Great Good Fine OK.

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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”