The new year has brought with it a new wave of talented up-and-coming musicians, each with their own styles, messages and beats to deliver. While Post Malone, Khalid and Ariana Grande dominated the charts in 2018, 2019 has a whole new chart of artists taking the stage and pioneering the future of music. Here are some of the most skilled artists to keep an eye on this year…
Normani is a former member of Fifth Harmony who recently embarked on her own solo venture. Born in Atlanta and raised in New Orleans, the singer’s soulful voice has been immortalized in tracks like ‘Love Lies’ (featuring Khalid), a Billboard Mainsteam Top 40-topping hit, and her two latest singles with Calvin Harris, ‘Slow Down’ and ‘Checklist’. Normani will be opening for Ariana Grande in the upcoming Sweetener world tour this spring.
This powerful female rap duo have guested on Drake’s track ‘In My Feelings’, which shot to #1 on Billboard’s 2018 Songs of the Summer chart and also topped the Hot 100 chart for a record 10 weeks. Coming from Miami with an edgy attitude and plenty of talent, the world is waiting in anticipation to see what these City Girls will do next.
Phoenix, AZ singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin has been on a roll this year, having been a regular on both the Top Spins and Trendsetters charts. He will be on the road again this coming fall for a two-month headline tour, but in the meantime, his track ‘Let Me Down Slowly’ is ironically on the up and up!
If you thought that boy bands went out of style in the 90s, think again. This San Marcos, TX band is more relevant than even bingo Canada, and is hard at work to break through gender stereotypes and showcase the talents of all 14 of its members. So far, ‘District’ has been their hottest track, hitting #1 on the Billboard Top Albums chart this year – but there is plenty more in store for fans of this iconic band.
Coming straight from Dallas with tracks like ‘That’s on Me’ (#1 on the Mediabase urban radio chart) and popular albums like Ain’t No Going Back, Beezy is a rapper with a difference. He may have dropped a few projects along the way, but his trendsetter status has kept him rising to stardom as his tracks continue to rise on the charts concurrently.
This Haitian-American rapper from Brooklyn shot to fame when New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. posted a video of himself dancing to Dinero’s single ‘Leave Me Alone’. He is a frequent entry on the Trendsetters, Top Spins and Predictions charts, with his aforementioned single recently peaking at #23 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
Based in Atlanta and topping the Trendsetters chart at #1, Summer Walker is a talented and determined R&B singer-songwriter with a difference. Her track ‘CPR’ from her debut album Last Day of Summer was an instant hit with fans, and rumors are now circulating that there are future projects in the works for Ms Walker this year as well.