Artists2Watch https://blog.stingray.com/artists2watch en Artists to Watch | March 2019 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-march-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | March 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/122" lang="" about="/user/122" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva and Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/06/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>"From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2019 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Rosalía</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="rosalia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0157bef1-8789-4c51-99db-0a1d7005633b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/rosalia.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Her sophomore album, <em>El mal </em><em>quere</em>r, which was released this past November, has received widespread praise for revolutionizing and reimagining flamenco with pop and hip-hop. From Catalonia, Spain, she's now breaking through internationally due to her unique sound that appeals to mass audiences. As a multi-talented artist, she recorded her latest album herself, composing, producing, and arranging her own songs.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa)"</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ella Mai</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="elle mai" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c9dc0582-51cb-41a0-b1fb-0ded692231a3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/ella%20mai.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This Grammy-winning, London-based R&amp;B singer auditioned for The X Factor at 19, but built her fanbase on Instagram where she posted covers of big hip-hop songs, including DJ Mustard who invited her to a studio session. She signed to his label shortly after and released her first major hit "Boo'd Up," in 2016. In 2017 she opened for Kehlani on her SweetSexySavage Tour and is set to tour with Ariana Grande this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Shot Clock”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Kelsey Lu</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Kelsey Lu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="50283fcf-76e3-457c-b6df-1800706c2547" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/kelsey%20lu.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The LA-based singer-songwriter is a classically trained cellist who dropped out of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She recorded her debut EP <em>Church</em> in one take in a Brooklyn church. In 2018, she went on tour with Blood Orange and has collaborated with artists like Lady Gaga, Solange, and Kelela.</span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I'm Not In Love”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Lexie Liu </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Lexie Liu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="59eac475-9d9e-4ac1-9db2-504826c24707" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/lexie%20liu.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The latest signee to 88rising first gained international attention when she won fourth place on the South Korean TV talent show <em>K-pop Star 5</em>, although at this point she was already a major star in her native China. She has been described as the Chinese Rihanna, with both her music, fashion sense, and stardom.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Hat Trick”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Joy Crookes </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Joy Crookes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a5275ca3-9128-417b-8d3a-802fff7c01cc" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/joy%20crookes.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 20-year-old from South London started making music at a young age and learned to play covers on the guitar and piano by age 12. Her talent was noticed early - she signed to a label at just 15-years-old. She has released two EPs to date, including her latest one, <em>Reminiscence</em>, this past January.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Don't Let Me Down”</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Mahalia</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Mahalia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e63dffe8-7d72-4dfb-9979-2d6a07cb47e3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mahalia_0.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The R&amp;B singer-songwriter was signed at the age of 13 and caught the attention of Ed Sheeran who shared her music on social media. Since then, she has released an album and three Eps, played Afropunk in Brooklyn, and has been featured in publications like BET, Vibe, and Complex. She was nominated for Critics' Choice at the 2019 Brit Awards in February.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Wish I Missed My Ex”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Empress Of </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Empress Of" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b84b348e-e6ca-43f2-b0a7-3cbc382f7c4d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/empress%20of.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Honduran L.A.-based artist was first inspired to get into music by her father, a salsa pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she spent her time learning how to make beats. She wrote, produced, and recorded her first album, <em>Me</em>, and has recently released her sophomore album, <em>Us</em>.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Don't Even Smoke Weed”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Wafia </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Wafia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fdd18f0e-de46-48cf-ad57-f6e8ccbd2b94" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/wafia.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This Syrian-Iraqi, singer-songwriter has independently released two EPs and a couple of singles with millions of online streams and has sold out shows across North America, Europe, and her native Australia. Although she completed her undergraduate degree in pre-medicine, she chose to pursue music full time instead. She has worked with artists like Ta-ku and Louis the Child, and has received praise from Pharell Williams.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Better Not (Louis the Child feat. Wafia)”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>DaniLeigh </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="dani leigh" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ead79eab-303c-4482-b5cf-509a744a1b44" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/danileigh.png" /></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>At just 18-years-old, this Florida native directed and co-starred in Prince's video for "Breakfast Can Wait." Her breakout hit "Lil Bebe"  has already garnered millions of streams despite entering the music industry as a dancer. Her debut album, <em>The Plan</em>, features rappers like YG, Lil Yachty, and Lil Baby.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Lil Bebe”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Nilüfer Yanya </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="nilufer yanya" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2333fe42-7e3c-412c-b7d1-93c2970b78cd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/nilufer%20yanya.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 24-year-old British indie rocker took weekend music classes throughout high school and started performing at 18, at which point she released her debut single "Waves." She grew up listening to and inspired by Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, and The Pixies. She was featured on the Longlist of BBC Music's Sound Of 2018.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “In Your Head”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Jade Bird </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Jade Bird" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2dbb97fd-bd4c-49ae-a2e4-1ffe0871dddf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/jadebird.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This upcoming, alternative English singer-songwriter is determined to write her own songs completely without the direction of anybody else. Instead of seeking guidance from labels or professional musicians, she tests her songs at live performances or with snippets on social media. Her latest single "Lottery," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs and she is set to tour with Hozier this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Lottery”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>SHAED </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="SHAED" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24301405-bf32-4caf-bb93-a99717b3b7dd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/shaed.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Based in Washington, D.C., this electro-pop trio is led by frontwoman Chelsea Lee who signed a multi-record deal with a major label when she was just 18. They have toured with artists like X Ambassadors, Marian Hill, and Bishop Briggs and released their first EP in July 2018.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Trampoline”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Summer Walker </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Summer Walker" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c5d78894-0cf7-4151-a4cb-dd1ddd40401f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/summer%20walker.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Atlanta-born R&amp;B singer recently toured with 6lack and Tierra Whack and is signed to LVRN under Interscope. She was named the first Apple Music Up Next artist of 2019 and her hit single "Girls Need Love" was recently remixed by Drake.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “CPR”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Bri Steves </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Bri Steves" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="286cb3dc-02e7-4820-8469-a918198cb0e1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/bri%20steves.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper met with G.O.O.D. Music, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Atlantic Records before deciding to sign with the latter. She engineers, produces, and writes her own songs. Since independently releasing tracks in 2016, she's performed on stage with Kendrick Lamar in 2018 and is expected to release her debut album this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jealousy”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>The Regrettes </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="The Regrettes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e98659c6-b423-49e1-99f6-8560a215f891" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/regrettes.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This punk band from L.A. is led by frontwoman Lydia Night who formed her first band at the young age of seven, performing at school events and her local guitar shop. They are currently on tour with Twenty One Pilots and  are set to release a new album sometime this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Come Through”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Empress Of</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="empressof" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c8c131bc-fc7b-42f8-819a-c0e2645c876b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/empressof.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Honduran L.A.-based artist was first inspired to get into music by her father, a salsa pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she spent her time learning how to make beats. She The Honduran L.A.-based artist was first inspired to get into music by her father, a salsa pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she spent time learning how to make beats. She wrote, produced, and recorded her first album, Me, and has recently released her sophomore album, <em>Us</em>.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Don't Even Smoke Weed”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Bri Steves</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="bristeves" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ed2402cb-7cf0-46f7-b8ff-f1ee3bb83ccb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/bristeves-Meta.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper met with G.O.O.D. Music, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Atlantic Records before deciding to sign with the latter. She engineers, produces, and writes her own songs. Since independently releasing tracks in 2016, she's performed on stage with Kendrick Lamar in 2018 and is expected to release her debut album this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jealousy”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Lucky Daye</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="lucky daye" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2caf4003-9bd3-4295-907c-6ace18cadabe" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/luckydaye.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Born and raised in New Orleans, this R&amp;B singer grew up strictly listening to secular music as his mother belonged to a religious cult. He left New Orleans for L.A. to pursue his career and was barely scraping by when met Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, a producer who has worked with Janet Jackson, Ty Dolla $ign and The Carters. Daye is now signed to RCA Records and has released his first major EP, I.</span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Roll Some Mo”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Conan Gray </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="conan gray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2f9945ae-8b82-439c-8629-a492846cd811" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/conangray.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Originally a YouTuber, this 19-year-old Texan amassed over 20 million streams with his self-produced <em>Idle</em> Town in 2017. It was this traction that caught the attention of labels - he was signed to Republic Records later that year. His debut EP, <em>Sunset Season</em>, was released in November 2018 and he is currently on tour in North America.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Crush Culture”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Whethan</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="whethan" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="721550d6-b34a-411e-9800-d0f6912eb38e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/whethan.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 19-year-old Chicago-based producer and DJ has been selling out shows across North America following the release of his debut EP<em> Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1</em>. He first gained attention from electronic producers like Skrillex and Flux Pavilion. At such an early stage in his career, he has already collaborated and produced for big names like Dua Lipa and Portugal. The Man.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Superlove (feat. Oh Wonder)”</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Alec Benjamin</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="alec benjamin" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="96f92ecb-b91e-4052-87f7-f171bce19329" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/alecbenjamin.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 24-year-old singer songwriter was inspired to get into music by Eminem, whose album he bought when he was ten years old. In 2016 he went to Europe for a "self-booked" tour, performing for crowds standing in line outside Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts, handing out business cards. His dedication and hard work paid off - in 2018 he was an opener for Camilla Cabello's <em>Never Be The Same Tour</em> and his songs have garnered over 50 million streams.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Let Me Down Slowly”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Roddy Ricch</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="roddy ricch" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="540d5729-f62f-4702-a901-53924f8cc137" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/roddyricch.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Compton rapper's breakout single, "Die Young" has racked more than 19 million streams and was produced by acclaimed producer London On Da Track. He was recently featured in Meek Mill's album, <em>Championships</em>, who brought him out for his show at Powerhouse in Philly. He's garnered co-signs from rappers like Nipsey Hussle and Vince Staples.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Can't Express”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Young Nudy </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="youn gnudy" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cb067f7e-5422-464d-8ba6-70cac00e5383" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/youngnudy.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The East Atlanta rapper was first recognized after the release of his <em>Slimeball </em>mixtape in 2016. He opened for both 21 Savage and Playboi Carti on their respective tours, and has worked with numerous A-list rappers like Offset and Lil Yachty. Many of his beats are inspired by cartoons and video games from his childhood.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Friday”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>RÜFÜS DU SOL </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="rufus du sol" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2b756864-3647-4f89-880a-32d6c1cbad5c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/rufusdusol.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Grammy-nominated Australian trio has two platinum albums and have played at major music festivals around the world, including Coachella. They are currently a part of ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective and the independent Australian dance/electronic label, Sweat It Out. Their third album, <em>Solace</em>, which was released in late 2018, has received critical acclaim.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “No Place”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Robinson </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="robinson" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b7fe4580-1805-4fd2-b400-2e0f4e0ec90c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/robinson.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 21-year-old from New Zealand signed with Sony in early 2018 and her first single since, <em>Nothing To Regret</em>, reached over 300,000 streams within two days. She started to play piano at age 14 and learned the guitar through video tutorials. Despite her career kicking off very recently, she has already toured in Europe and is now headlining shows in Australia.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Medicine”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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His debut album <i>blkswn</i> was released in 2017 and received widespread praise from artists such as T-Pain and SZA, who both brought him on their respective tours. He has previously played at Lollapalooza and has a slot at Coachella 2019.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “KLINK”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0625&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>H.E.R.</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="her" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="67f9fa67-4c62-485a-b09c-e97f28af068a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/her.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>When the Grammy-nominated R&amp;B singer was first on the rise, she kept her identity anonymous so that people would focus on her music rather than her image. At 10 years- old, she was deemed a prodigy when she performed the Alicia Keys song, “No One,” on the TODAY Show. She’s come a long way since then, releasing one album and 5 EPs, and collaborating with artists like Bryson Tiller, Daniel Caesar, and Ella Mai.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “Could’ve Been” feat. Bryson Tiller</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1147&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>Joji</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="joji" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="41ce88e0-d54b-4cb4-92ff-6d3e1ffda26c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/joji.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Born in Japan and now residing in the United States, he is the first Asian-born artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Albums with <i>Ballads 1</i>. Initially known for his YouTube personality, Pink Guy, he gained popularity when he joined the Asian-American collective 88rising and redirected his career towards music. His album is mostly self-produced but also features collaborations with Clams Casino, Thundercat, Trippie Redd, and Shlohmo. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “Slow Dancing In The Dark”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0480&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>Mahalia</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="mahalia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bdccf01d-5949-4102-9090-ed6f5ba58b65" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mahalia.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>The English singer-songwriter signed to Atlantic Records at the age of 13 and was recently nominated for this year’s Critic’s Choice (Brit Award). Her debut EP <i>Never Change</i> was co-created with Drake’s producer, Nineteen85. She supported both Ed Sheeran and Jorja Smith in their shows, worked with artists like Russ, and had her music featured in the Issa Rae’s hit TV show, <i>Insecure</i>. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Wish I Missed My Ex”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0282&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>The Internet</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="theinternet" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e50aa4f-9374-4623-9b25-d01d62a94669" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/theinternet.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>This unconventional L.A.-based R&amp;B band originated from the collective Odd Future. The group is led by Grammy-nominated vocalist, Syd, who self-produced her solo album and has received praise from major artists like Beyoncé, Adele, and Pharrell. The guitarist, Steve Lacy, has produced for Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, and J. Cole. Their fourth and latest album <i>Hive Mind</i> has received widespread critical acclaim. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “Come Over”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0542&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2> </h2> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites of the year. </strong></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2>Rosalía</h2> <p><img alt="Rosalia - Malemente" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="af5b05f7-0300-481a-bdaa-20abd0d4842c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/malamente.jpg" /></p> <p>Her sophomore album, <em>El mal querer</em>, which was released this past November, has received widespread praise for revolutionizing and reimagining flamenco with pop and hip-hop. Although originating from Catalonia, Spain, she's breaking through internationally with a unique sound that appeals to a mass audience. As a multi-talented artist, she recorded her latest album herself, composing, producing, and arranging her songs.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "Malemente"</strong></p> <h2>Yuno</h2> <p><img alt="yuno" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bef500df-f892-454a-b583-a0a0e57f77ec" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/yuno.jpg" /></p> <p>The Jacksonville, Florida-based artist first started recording and writing music when he was 15 after being in bands with friends and realizing he could make music alone. Not only is he a self-taught producer, engineer, and recording artist, but he also directs and stars in his music videos.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "No Going Back"</strong></p> <h2>BROCKHAMPTON</h2> <p><img alt="brockhampton" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4693bab4-e4a6-4cb7-a38c-f376ae0dda2d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/brockhampton-jouvert_0.jpg" /></p> <p>This 14-piece boyband of rappers, producers, vocalists, and designers recently signed a $15 million record deal with RCA after releasing their Saturation trilogy independently in 2017. Their latest album, Iridescence, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. With their genre-defying sounds, diversity, and  size, they challenge the idea of a traditional boyband today.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "J'OUVERT"</strong></p> <h2>Louis The Child</h2> <p><img alt="louis the child" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d6f03a2a-65d7-4c72-82fc-770fe76d390e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/louisthechild.jpg" /></p> <p>The Chicago-based electronic duo have over 10 million streams of their breakout single "It's Strange"  and have been praised by huge pop artists like Taylor Swift. They met by chance at a Madeon concert and became friends after realizing their shared interest for electronic music. Since then, they've toured all of North America including at major festivals like Lollapallooza, and will be touring Europe in 2019.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "Better Not feat. Wafia"</strong></p> <h2>Kiana Ledé</h2> <p><img alt="kiana" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d84b5f2-91f0-4cc4-981e-c3049a65119f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/kiana.jpg" /></p> <p>The singer, songwriter, actress, and pianist already has over 10 million streams of her single "Fairplay" which features A$AP Ferg and featured on her latest EP <em>Selfless</em>. Her talent was recognized early; at 14 she won the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize beating 45,000 other competitors. </p> <p><strong>On repeat: "EX"</strong></p> <h2>Tierra Whack</h2> <p><img alt="Tierra Whack" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f75139fd-9ee0-4bcc-979e-0102f1c9bc53" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/tierrawhack.jpg" /></p> <p>This 22-year old Philadelphia rapper started out under the name "Dizzle Dizz" when she first gained attention freestyling over longtime friend Meek Mill's "In My Bag". Her latest project, a 15 track, 15-minute audiovisual experience called <em>Whack World</em> started off as 60 songs before she whittled it down to 15. She's garnered universal praise and recognition, some from bigger names like Solange Knowles and Flying Lotus, and is currently on tour with 6LACK in North America.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: <em>Whack World</em></strong></p> <h2>Elley Duhé</h2> <p><img alt="Elley Duhé" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e744fbc-29db-4eee-b8ab-256ea7b6caf4" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/elley.jpg" /></p> <p>Growing up in a small town in Alabama, she wrote her first song at the age of 14 with a guitar she received from her father. In her teenage years, she played for live audiences in Nashville, Austin, and L.A. She recently broke through with her collaboration with Zedd on "Happy Now." Her latest EP <em>Dragon Mentality</em> features producers who have worked with Britney Spears, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and more.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "FEVER"</strong></p> <h2>Amy Shark</h2> <p><img alt="Amy Shark" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e2ecf375-874b-4321-8bea-a46b3610f91f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/amyshark.jpg" /></p> <p>In 2017 this Australian's debut single "Adore" reached No. 2 on Triple J's Hottest 100, just behind Flume's "Never Be Like You." Since then she's already made her American debut with a sold-out tour and performances on Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, and the TODAY Show. She'll also be at Lollapalooza in 2019.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "I Said Hi"</strong></p> <h2>King Princess</h2> <p><img alt="King Princess" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a56d2779-0157-4dd1-a0e6-8120889ec800" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/kingprincess.jpg" /></p> <p>The 19-year-old singer grew up surrounded by music  (her father is the owner and an engineer of Brooklyn's Mission Sound recording studio). She started producing her music at 17, around the same time she moved to LA. Her debut single <em>1950</em>, which was released early this year, has over 125 million streams and has received praise from celebrities like Harry Styles and Kourtney Kardashian.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "1950"</strong></p> <h2>The Interrupters</h2> <p><img alt="The Interrupters" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c76695bd-0ee4-4656-a4d1-3e8884c9277a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/interrupters.jpg" /></p> <p>The LA-based ska band is led by Aimee Allen, who was signed to a major label as a solo artist before they were a band. The quartet has had major artists work on their debut album, <em>Fight the Good Fight</em>, such as Tim Armstrong and Billie Joe Armstrong. Their hit single "She's Kerosene" has over 4 million streams and has been getting major airplay on the radio.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "She's Kerosene"</strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/artists2watch" hreflang="en">Artists2Watch</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Interrupters</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Stingray_ARTISTS%20TO%20WATCH_novembre.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The Interrupters" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:27:16 +0000 Eva and Sophie 629 at https://blog.stingray.com Artists to Watch | November 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-november-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | November 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/122" lang="" about="/user/122" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva and Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/31/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2018 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>BROCKHAMPTON</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="brockhampton" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="28c95b0b-c0ef-433c-8648-8eb9ed5a01c4" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/brockhampton-jouvert.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 14-member boyband of rappers, producers, vocalists, and designers recently signed a $15 million record deal with RCA after releasing their <i>Saturation</i> trilogy independently in 2017.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Their latest album, <i>Iridescence</i>, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>With their genre-defying sounds, diversity, and number of members, they challenge the idea of a traditional boy band.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “J’OUVERT”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ari Lennox</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="ari lennox" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="22206c57-c789-4436-8514-08e7d4452f2d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/arilennox-whippedcream.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The first female signee to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, the D.C. native started out uploading covers to YouTube and original songs to SoundCloud.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Her first project, <i><em>Pho</em></i>, which was released in 2016, gained a major following and hit No. 20 on Billboard’s Top R&amp;B Albums chart.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Whipped Cream”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Bryce Vine</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="bryce vine" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="707421f5-07c1-4c35-8dff-2324c911b307" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/brycevine-drewbarrymore.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The LA-based singer first established a fanbase when he auditioned for and found success on <i>The Glee Project</i>, making it to the top 12.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His single, "<i>Drew Barrymore"</i>, a catchy R&amp;B-infused pop track hit the charts this year and gained attention from artists like Taylor Swift, who included the song on her Apple Music favorites playlist. </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Drew Barrymore”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Clairo</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="clairo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f8508a68-955a-4df5-8322-220543bd54f8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/clairo-4EVER.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Although only 20-years-old, this bedroom pop artist has already opened for Tyler, The Creator, performed at Lollapalooza, and signed a 12-song deal with <i>Fader</i> magazine’s label.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>She first gained attention with her song “Pretty Girl,” which she wrote and recorded in two hours and filmed on a home video. She was inspired by the DIY attitude of many of today's artists such as Brockhampton.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Pretty Girl”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Samm Henshaw</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="samm henshaw" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34ffab4f-3b9e-42e4-8239-af7ed38b2119" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/sammhenshaw-doubt.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Since his debut EP <i><em>The Sound Experiment</em></i> in 2016, this Nigerian-born, London-based artist has toured with Chance the Rapper and James Bay.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>He started playing drums at the age of four but also plays guitar, piano, the harmonica, and sings.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Broke”</span></span></span></span></strong></li> <li> </li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>Donna Missal</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="donna missal" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e2e02d2-4a59-4d31-b95e-21920c74c6c3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/donnamissal-keeplyin.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Hailing from New Jersey, this rising star first developed an interest in singing when her father ran a makeshift recording studio in their home and recorded the family making Christmas albums for her grandparents.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>She has already performed at several major music festivals including Riot Fest and Bumbershoot.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Zane Lowe from Beats 1 Radio premiered her first single before she was a signed to a major label.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Keep Lying”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Nikki Jean</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="nikki jean" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="55eb01ea-cc78-4943-8121-26d15e3f2da1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/nikkijean-pinklemonade.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>She first gained popularity in 2008 when she was featured on Lupe Fiasco’s single “Hip-Hop Saved My Life.” Since then, she’s toured with Kanye West, Rihanna, and N.E.R.D., and released a solo album and two EPs.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Although primarily an R&amp;B artist, she has worked with over 30 major songwriters like Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, and Carole King.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Pink Lemonade”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Sheck Wes</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="sheck wes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ab5b03c0-0e70-4a81-987a-42aef997c05b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/sheckwes-mobamba.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 20-year old rapper from Harlem  signed to both Travis Scott’s and Kanye West’s record labels.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>He first started making music at the age of 11 when he was in a rap group called the MillYorkers with his friends.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His breakout track, “Mo Bamba,” which has peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 100, was written in about 20 minutes and recorded in one take.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Mo Bamba”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Suddenly, a niche in jazz that for a long time was overshadowed by pretty much everything else came into a spotlight as if it was 1960s back again, when John Coltrane released his masterpiece “The Love Supreme”. More and more jazz musicians started exploring this once forgotten land, where the divine meets spontaneity, expressiveness, and eclecticism. As the result</span></span></strong><strong><span><span><span>, <a href="https://djazz.stingray.com/en/US/" target="_blank"><span>Stingray DJAZZ</span></a> </span></span></span></strong><strong><span><span>picks 5 spiritual UK jazz acts to watch for in 2019.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Maisha</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Coming out from London, United Kingdom, Maisha is one of the most recent ensembles that perform spiritually inspired music. Drawing influences from the music of Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, as well as West African and Afro-Beat rhythms, the act released their debut EP “Welcome To A New Welcome” in 2016 under The Jazz re:freshed record label, which gained critical recognition in UK jazz circles for innovative approach towards jazz music. During the group’s short existence, Maisha has already been featured on a number of Gilles Peterson radio shows, while their live set on Boiler Room London sessions attracted a lot of attention, too. Led by the drummer Jake Long, Maisha also features one of the biggest raising jazz stars - saxophonist Nubya Garcia.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Shabaka Hutchings</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduate, one of the central figures in London jazz scene Shabaka Hutchings can be epitomized as the english version of Kamasi Washington. The virtuoso saxophonist, composer, and musical leader, Hutchings has been exploring the spirituality aspect in jazz via most of his musical projects: Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming, as well as Shabaka And The Ancestors. His sound has been inspired by many elements found across African continent, yet the underlying spiritual theme is undeniably present throughout Hutchings music, whether it is an album’s name, its cover art, the name or even the lineup of a given musical project.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Matthew Halsall</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Gondwana records, the label behind artists such as GoGo Penguin, Portico Quartet, or Stuff, is run by the trumpeter Matthew Halsall, who himself is probably the most spiritually sounding trumpeter on the jazz map right now. His music has this mesmerizing atmosphere that blends less conventional instruments such as a harp, or flute, together with distinct percussive sounds, slow tempos, and modality. Halsall isn’t the technical trumpet player. He certainly lacks flashiness and virtuosic bravado associated with many post 1940s jazz trumpeters. Yet, none of it is missing from Halsall’s playing style, since the type of jazz played by him has its roots in different qualities of life: calmness, mindfulness, and above all - spiritualness.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Dwight Trible</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Jazz singers occupy a very special place among the overall spectrum of jazz musicians. While the majority tend to perform jazz-related classic 1930s sounding repertoire (<i>e.g.</i> old jazz standards), and only a few have the skills to engage with the more complex and contemporary sounding compositions. Dwight Trible is definitely one of the latter, as through the years the LA born and now UK based singer shaped a unique and spiritually saturated sound. Having performed with artists, such as Pharoah Sanders and Kamasi Washington, Trible is perhaps the only true spiritual jazz singer out there at the moment, which gives him a cult status among many jazz fans as well as like-minded musicians.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Nat Birchall</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>One of the lesser known spiritual jazz musicians on the list, Nat Birchall, released his first spiritual jazz record in 1999. Ever since, the saxophonist has been an active member of the UK jazz community. His latest release “Cosmic Language” (Jazzman Records, 2018) combines the already established spiritual jazz elements with classical Indian music, meditation, as well as his favorite instrument - harmonium. Yet, it is the small pump up organ that really defines the sound of Brichall’s music at this moment, giving it Zen-like atmosphere and filling it with the particular energy, which can only be found among classic spiritual jazz musicians, such as Alice Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank"><span class="button-video">Listen to the Channel</span> </a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Elley Duhé</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Elley Duhé - Immortal" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2f1dbde2-43ed-445a-ad15-eb72db0ab285" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Elley%20Duh%C3%A9%20-%20Immortal.jpg" /></p> <p><span>The Alabama native started out playing gigs at coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. She wrote her first song at the age of 14 with a guitar she received as a gift from her father.</span></p> <p><span>Her debut single, “Immortal,” is about being resilient and persevering, despite getting knocked down.</span></p> <p><strong><span>On repeat: “FEVER”</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Kiana Ledé</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Kiana Ledé - Fairplay" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="52d3391b-e7aa-4152-90b4-a99cfd4a1ef0" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kiana%20Lede%20-%20Fairplay.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>In 2011, Kiana’s mom uploaded a video of her performing an original song onto Kidz Bop. She won the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize out of 45,000 submissions – the largest national talent competition for kids aged 15 and under.</p> <p>The Phoenix, Arizona native doesn’t only sing, but acts as well. In 2016 she was cast for a regular role in MTV’s series, <em>Scream.</em></p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Fairplay”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>LP</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="LP" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="781b0d62-9d8e-4ecf-9cd5-a67d7b030ee6" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/LP.gif" /></strong></p> <p>This New York-born singer has written songs for big pop stars like Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Cher, and the Backstreet Boys. Her single “Lost on You” was a massive success in Europe, so much so that at one point it was the fourth most Shazamed song in the world. Her track, “Muddy Waters” was used in Netflix’s <i><em>Orange Is The New Black</em></i>.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Girls Go Wild”</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <h3><strong>Brother Leo</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Brother Leo - Strangers on an island" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="231f8854-5aab-428a-82ee-9b058eee1835" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Brother%20Leo%20-%20Strangers%20on%20an%20island.png" /></strong></p> <p>The Swedish singer-songwriter started his career on Swedish Idol in 2005. Despite finishing in 8th place, he signed a record deal shortly after.<strong> </strong>His debut album, <i><em>Given to Fly</em></i>, went to number one on the Swedish Albums Chart in its first week.<strong> </strong>His latest single, “Strangers On An Island” was produced by the iconic English DJ, Fatboy Slim.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Strangers On An Island”</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <h3><strong>Kulick</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Kulick - Ghost" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9971ede2-0577-4481-8cd0-90d211fbf2c3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kulick%20-%20Ghost.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Although only 26 years old, Kulick has been making music since the age of 12. Between 13 and 16, he taught himself how to track and mix his own music. He started playing shows by winning an online competition in 2012 to open for YouTube star, Tyler Ward.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Ghost”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Nebu Kiniza</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Nebu Kiniza" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="55f39af7-e4a0-475a-82dc-375e78e7e4d2" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Nebu%20Kiniza.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>The Queens-born rapper first broke out with his single “Myself”, which was recorded in 2014. It was remixed by ILOVEMAKONNEN &amp; Key!. His biggest hit “Gassed Up” has over 101 million listens on SoundCloud and 45 million views on YouTube.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Gassed Up”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Valee</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Valee - Good Job, You Found Me" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="98bb5006-bfe9-4c50-9658-0970f9c4fadf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Valee%20-%20GOOD%20Job%2C%20You%20Found%20Me.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music, this Chicago rapper produces his own beats and records at home.</p> <p>Although his latest single “Womp Womp” featuring Jeremih has over 1.7M views on YouTube he prefers to keep his head down and not get distracted by the numbers. For him, a big weekend is “Home Depot and a Caesar salad.” His first commercial project, <i><em>Good Job, You Found Me</em></i> <i>EP</i> was executive produced by Kanye West.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Womp Womp”</strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/artists2watch" hreflang="en">Artists2Watch</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-10/Stingray_ARTISTS-TO-WATCH_Template_V04.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="LP - Artist to Watch" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:16:20 +0000 Eva and Sophie 587 at https://blog.stingray.com Artists to Watch | September 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-september-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | September 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/69" lang="" about="/user/69" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/31/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2018 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018"><span class="button-video">Listen to the Channel</span> </a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>88rising </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="88rising" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5f7d2bba-7484-4c15-94de-f878d840a55b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/88rising.png" /></strong></p> <p>This artists’ collective, described as “hybrid management, record label, video production and marketing company”, was founded by Sean Miyashiro in the hopes of gaining visibility for Asian hip-hop artists in America. It now includes Rich Brian, Joji, and Higher Brothers. The company not only oversees and markets their artists, but also produces a variety of video content ranging from music videos to full-length documentaries.</p> <p>Their first video was of Desiigner performing “Panda” in Chinese. Since it was posted in 2016, it has 1.5M views.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Midsummer Madness” feat. Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers &amp; AUGUST 08</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Louis The Child</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Louis the Child" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5524312a-d2bc-4af2-bbc7-56747eefeb8c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/louis%20the%20child.jpg" /></p> <p>This electronic-pop duo first gained popularity with their track “It’s Strange” featuring K. Flay in 2016, which was featured on the FIFA ’16 soundtrack. The summer smash “Better Not” is duo's biggest hit to date reaching the Top 20 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Better Not” feat. Wafia</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Dean Lewis </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Be Alright by Dean Lewis" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="123ded88-2589-4a10-b3fb-85ad7c375f98" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Be_Alright_by_Dean_Lewis.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>This Australian singer-songwriter used to write songs for other artists before his debut single “Waves” gained major attention and reached over 122 million streams. The hit was featured on numerous TV shows such as “Riverdale,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Suits.”</p> <p>His main songwriting inspiration came from listening to Liam Gallagher obsessively throughout his childhood after his dad played him the Oasis Manchester Live 2005 DVD.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Be Alright”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>HoodCelebrityy </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Hood Celebritty" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2e44643f-0402-4836-afca-e6f22db4643a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/hoodcelebritty.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>The Jamaican-born Bronx rapper first gained traction after her longtime friend Cardi B reposted one of her early freestyle videos in 2015. Soon after, she released “Wine Pon It,” which also went viral. She was recently newly signed by Epic Records.</p> <p>Her tracks showcase elements of reggae and modern hip-hop. As she would describe, “it’s like rap infused with Jamaican urban culture.”</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Walking Trophy”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>This Wild Life</strong></h3> <p><img alt="This Wild Life" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="badb77cd-d6bb-4f8c-96e8-35f70cdc185a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/this%20wild%20life.jpg" /></p> <p>Although it first appeared on the scene as a pop-punk band, the Californian duo turned to writing acoustic songs after performing a cover of “Sleepwalking” by Bring Me the Horizon. Since then they’ve fully transitioned to an acoustic sound while still performing at punk venues.</p> <p>This Wild Life will be supporting Mayday Parade on their 2018 fall tour alongside William Ryan Key from Yellowcard and Oh, Weatherly.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Catie Rae”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>TK Kravitz </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="TK kravitz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4274af9e-2dec-4d65-a14e-38a0bfc3e771" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/tk%20kravitz.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>This rapper started out in a duo with CashOnly under the name TK-N-Cash, but found success as a solo artist with his first mixtape, TK Kravitz. It featured guest artists such as Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, and Famous Dex, and has generated more than 1 million streams.</p> <p>His lead single “Ocean” off his second album, 2.0, features his longtime friend Jacquees, and peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot R&amp;B Songs chart.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Ocean” ft. Jacquees</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>The Interrupters</strong></h3> <p><img alt="The Interrupters" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="89d934ce-bdfa-48aa-b4bf-15f2129a495d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/the%20interrupter.jpg" /></p> <p>This female-fronted ska/punk band has worked some of the biggest artists in rock: Travis Barker let them record at his studio for free and put them on his festival; Musink, Rancid and Green Day have both taken them on tour.</p> <p>Rancid front man, Tim Armstrong, produced and contributed to their album, Fight the Good Fight. Their latest single, “She’s Kerosene,” made it to No. 15 on the Billboard Alternative charts.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “She’s Kerosene”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Hatchie</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Hatchie" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d9ba2a64-5d0e-4ea6-aa55-11ffd28f2f74" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/hatchie.jpg" /></p> <p>This Australian singer and bassist sat on “Try,” the first song she ever recorded, for a year before finally uploading it onto Triple J Unearthed, a talent scouting division of Australia’s national radio station. The song gained major attention from labels, managers, and producers.</p> <p>The 25-year-old Brisbane native produces her own music, playing and creating all the parts.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Bad Guy”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Amy Shark </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Amy Shark" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c1ea662c-d243-4031-aa6c-fdabd4e4501c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/amy%20shark.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Six months after her debut single “Adore” hit the radio, this Australian singer-songwriter was signed to Sony’s Wonderlick Entertainment. Her track “Psycho” features vocals from Blink-182 bassist, Mark Hoppus.</p> <p>Since being signed, she’s broken into the US Billboard chart and has had performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “I Said Hi”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Derez De'Shon</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Derez De'Shon" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8735b59e-f2bf-4023-8067-d3d55eb1603e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/derez%20deshon.jpg" /></p> <p>The Atlanta rapper’s track “Hardaway” peaked at No. 39 on Billboard’s Hot R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Songs, has over 7 million U.S. streams, and currently has 85 million views on YouTube. The song was produced by London On Da Track.</p> <p>Since his breakout in 2017, he’s worked with artists like 2Chainz, Yo Gotti, and YFN Lucci.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Lord Forgive Me”</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far. They are the future!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Dennis Lloyd</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-dennis-lloyd.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-dennis-lloyd.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Dennis Lloyd. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This Israeli artist’s real name is actually Nir Tibor – Dennis Lloyd is his stage name (despite it sounding like a real name).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>He lived in Bangkok, Thailand for a year, which inspired his hit single “Nevermind,” when he was worried his girlfriend at the time would meet someone else.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Leftovers”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>ONR</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-ONR.jpg" width="1200" height="630" alt="stingray-blog-ONR.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 ONR. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>While driving around to gigs in his old van in 2016, he only had one CD to listen to, <i>The Suburbs</i> by Arcade Fire, which he played on repeat.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In 2005, he started his own label and released a debut album as a teenager. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>His first US show in San Francisco sold out, and he’s now touring with Mondo Cozmo on the East Coast.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jericho”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Mahalia</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-mahalia.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="stingray-blog-mahalia.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Mahalia. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This English artist wrote her first song when she was 8 and was signed to Atlantic Records at 13, but decided to finish school before releasing anything significant.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If she weren’t a musician, she would probably have become a scientist.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Her latest video for “I Wish I Missed My Ex” was shot in reverse over 22 hours. The director, Andrew Litten, hired a linguist to teach her the song backwards, which she learned in two days.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Wish I Missed My Ex”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>grandson</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-grandson-resized.jpg" width="960" height="531" alt="stingray-blog-grandson-resized.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Alternative Press. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This former McGill student (he attended for a short time) used to work at nightclubs, DJing and cleaning tables in Montreal.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>His music touches upon social issues like inequality, social justice, and environmental accountability. His last single “Thoughts and Prayers” was written about gun violence and lack of action taken by politicians, shortly after the Parkland, Florida shooting.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “6:00”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Rosalia</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-rosalia-tomtom-magazine.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="stingray-blog-rosalia-tomtom-magazine.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Tom Tom Magazine. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>The Spanish singer discovered flamenco when she was thirteen years old in a village on the outskirts of Barcelona.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Her debut album, <i>Los Ángeles</i>, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2017.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Malamente”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ruel</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-ruel-resized.jpg" width="960" height="650" alt="stingray-blog-ruel-resized.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Ruel. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This Australian teen first started playing guitar at age eight.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In the last year, he’s seen much success - he supported Khalid on his Australian tour, had his song “Don’t Tell Me” in a Beats by Dre commercial, and performed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>He’s received direct praise from Elton John, who described him in 2017 as having “the most amazing voice [he’s] ever heard from a male singer at 14 years of age.”</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Dazed &amp; Confused”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-blackout-resized.jpg" width="960" height="617" alt="stingray-blog-blackout-resized.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Blurt Magazine. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>The five-person Australian band is a tight-knight family, consisting of two brothers and two cousins.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Their newest album <i>Hope Downs</i> is named after a massive ore mine in the Australian Outback.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The band is unconventionally made up of three vocalist-guitarists.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Talking Straight”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>B Young</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-b-young.jpg" width="960" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-b-young.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 B Young. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>Since his debut single “Jumanji” was released in January, this UK singer and rapper has amassed more than 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify – the single has 16m plays (as of April 2018).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Before pursuing his solo career as a rapper, he worked behind the scenes mixing for other artists.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jumanji”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Stela Cole</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-stela-cole-belmont-showcase-series.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-stela-cole-belmont-showcase-series.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Belmont Showcase Series. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>In her sophomore year of high school, she suffered a back injury that prevented her from pursuing soccer. Because of this, she pursued music instead.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Growing up, she was inspired by a wide range of artists like Otis Redding, John Mayer, and Childish Gambino. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “You F O”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Teyana Taylor</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-teyana-taylor-resized.jpg" width="960" height="635" alt="stingray-blog-teyana-taylor-resized.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="tinytext">© 2018 Billboard. All rights reserved.</span></p> <p><span><span><span>You might remember her as the dancer from Kanye’s eclectic video for “Fade.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>A multi-talented artist, she was helped choreograph Beyoncé’s “Ring the Alarm” music video, has designed and released sneakers with Adidas, and has acted in movies and TV shows. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In 2017, she launched her Fade2Fit Workout Program, which incorporates dance with fitness in 15- and 20-minute videos.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Issues / Hold On”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far. They are the future.</p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>ISAAC GRACIE</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-isaac-gracie.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-isaac-gracie.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Isaac Gracie. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Before releasing his breakout single “Last Words”, he sang with the Ealing Abbey Choir and performed with them six times a week.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His latest video for “Running On Empty” was filmed in a house that was previously owned by Led Zeppelin.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Last Words”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>LEWIS CAPALDI</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-lewis-capaldi.jpg" width="1317" height="988" alt="stingray-blog-lewis-capaldi.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Lewis Capaldi. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 21-year-old singer-songwriter opened for Sam Smith’s tour in Europe.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The first gig ever played was when he was 12 at a local festival in Edinburgh. This year he performed on the same stage as The Killers at TRNSMT festival. </span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Tough”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>MONA</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-mona.jpg" width="5616" height="3744" alt="stingray-blog-mona.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Doubtful Sounds. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Both Robert Plant and Adele have told lead vocalist Nick Brown that he’s one of their favorite male vocalists.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The Nashville-based band was longlisted on the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, which predicts artists that will become successful that same year.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Don’t Let Go”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>NOT3S</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-not3s.jpg" width="1300" height="867" alt="stingray-blog-not3s.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Not3s. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>His first track “Addison Lee” started off as a joke between him and his friends, but once the song circulated on social media, the London MC decided to release it on SoundCloud. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The 3 in his name stands for the three notes in his life he wants most: “money notes, music notes, and people taking note of me.”</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Addison Lee”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>TIERRA WHACK</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-tierra-whack.PNG" width="1026" height="545" alt="stingray-blog-tierra-whack.PNG" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Tierra Whack. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Her debut audiovisual album, <i>Whack World</i>, is only 15 minutes long with 15 short minute-long tracks. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>She’s earned praise from both Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky back when she went by the name Dizzle Dizz.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Her first job was at a carwash in Atlanta where she washed 2 Chainz’s truck and T.I.’s car (but missed Andre 3000). She used the money from that job to buy her own laptop to record her songs.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTebhPy04g">The entire <i>Whack World</i> video</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>STEFFLON DON</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-stefflon-don.jpg" width="1497" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-stefflon-don.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 EveningStandard. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>She was the first British artist to be featured in XXL’s Freshman Class list.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Although she was born in England, she spent most of her childhood in the Netherlands, which is where she acquired an American accent and learned to speak fluent Dutch.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Real Ting”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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