New music artists 2016
Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really made the last twelve months in pop special was how they also found room for the lesser-known little guys; a Desiigner for every Drake, a Kiiara for every Kanye. Soundtracking a period of seemingly limitless real-world disagreement and strife, these artists big and small provided us with rare moments of much-needed unity, ones we all would've actually wanted to freeze time on. Here are the pop songs that pulled us closer in Note: Songs were considered eligible for this list if they were either released in or peaked on the Hot during that time — unless they already appeared on our list. After decades of men singing to women they know "want it" on the dance floor, Meghan Trainor hits the club and K. Flume feat. Kai, "Never Be Like You". Amber Coffman, "All to Myself". Becoming one of the underground's most familiar and comforting voices thanks to her work in art-pop collective Dirty Projectors and guest turns on singles by EDM maestros Rusko and Diplo , Amber Coffman finally achieved the titular independence with the gorgeous nu-wop of her solo debut "All to Myself.
Aurora and Troye Sivan are two of the new artists you should not miss this month.
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While proved to be a slow year for new talent though a great year for comeback albums from your faves , there were several bright, shiny new artists that broke the mold. Below, our favorite new acts of the past year, from the lucky ones who broke the big time hello, Grammys! It's hard to believe that this Brooklyn rapper was only 19 when he released the mile-a-minute track that blasted from every stereo in his native city this summer, "Panda" sadly, about a BMW X6 Sportscar and not, in fact, the cuddly Chinese bear.
Julia Soler. We also learned that these communities are more inclined to actually read the damn things, because the albums included in the conversation are all on a similar sonic playing field. It turns out that Jazz fans read a whole lot more than anyone else. You ought to know the best records of that you might have missed, and you ought to know some of the best new artists of this year. You can go to Pitchfork for that. Sound good? We sure think so. His name popped up again last year when Kendrick Lamar released To Pimp a Butterfly, as Martin served as musical director and wrote many of the jazz-meets-G-Funk arrangements that gave the record its unique, intergenerational sound. Come for the Robert Glasper and Tundercat cameos, stay for the simmering and sexy grooves. As the titles suggest, lyrics and themes overlap here to paint a jaded, lanky kid with classic indie-rock affectations, channeling Pavement and Yo La Tengo and Guided by Voices as he compares drunk drivers to killer wails and sends his cosmic hero on a quest.
Traverse City, MI's Accidentals have made a name for themselves purely off of the backs of their family, and we're not just talking about this innovative trio of youngsters' parents and siblings. Their fanbase is passionate and growing as the band makes their way around the States on a very regular basis to spread their compassion as people and a genre-bending blend of folk, rock, hip-hop, classical, and more to new venues and audiences across the country. Arguably one of the hardest-working bands in recent memory, the group -- comprised of Savannah Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause -- have captured the hearts of thousands strong with their incredible stage presence and evocative means of telling a story in song. With a whopping recorded stops, Bandsintown named them as the band with the most tours in , and it wouldn't be hard to believe if they made the list as its chart-topper yet again this go-around. In a way, they perfectly encapsulate the traditional idea of the American dream -- working hard and getting places as a direct result of your blood, sweat, and tears -- though their sound is undeniably accessible to people around the globe. They're in the studio at the time of this write-up and are hard at work on their third consecutive full-length, following up a seriously scintillating seven-track EP released earlier this year that gives a delicious taste of what the trio is capable of since 's Bittersweet. With this year's debut album Beyond the Bloodhounds , Adia Victoria doesn't exactly explode onto the scene -- at least, not right away. At first, she floats like a chilly morning mist, eerie and ethereal, and then she strikes, belting out bluesy odes to life in the Deep South, fighting the devil, and coming to grips with mortality. Victoria is an artist who knows how to take the bitter parts of life and use them well. She's talked candidly in many an interview about what she's faced as a woman of color growing up in the South and living in the United States today , and Beyond the Bloodhounds always paints vivid, unapologetic pictures of her real life.
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Taylor Swift. Bryson Tiller. Kanye West. Luke Bryan. Fetty Wap. One Direction. Fifth Harmony. Lukas Graham. Carrie Underwood. Justin Timberlake. Florida Georgia Line. Charlie Puth. Flo Rida. Kevin Gates. Blake Shelton. Guns N' Roses. Alessia Cara. Chris Brown. Mike Posner. Chris Stapleton. Thomas Rhett. Demi Lovato. Sam Hunt. Calvin Harris. Kenny Chesney. Keith Urban. Major Lazer. Ellie Goulding. Jason Aldean. Nicki Minaj. Kendrick Lamar. Travis Scott. DJ Snake. Tory Lanez. James Bay. Troye Sivan. Zac Brown Band. DJ Khaled.
The Rolling Stones. Wiz Khalifa. Celine Dion. X Ambassadors. Britney Spears. At The Disco. Billy Joel. Elle King. Lady Gaga. Cole Swindell. Maroon 5. David Bowie. Tim McGraw. Eric Church. Dierks Bentley. Rae Sremmurd. Jennifer Lopez. Paul McCartney. Ed Sheeran. Katy Perry. Bebe Rexha. Nick Jonas. Lil Uzi Vert. Young Thug. Chance The Rapper. Camila Cabello. The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard. To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.
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