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”

Michelle Branch moves into the top three with “Loud Music” in her second week on the chart. Coldplay jumps to #8 with “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” while Jason Aldean’s collaboration with Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” jumps 23-12. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera score the highest debut with “Moves Like Jagger” at #13, followed by David Cook’s This Loud Morning track “Paper Heart” at #19.

View full chart