The top ten stays mostly steady again, with AIR BAG ONE being the sole disruptor as “1992” jumps 15-10 in its fourteenth week on the chart. Duran Duran score the top debut with “Pressure Off,” featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, in at #27. Beck is the week’s biggest mover as “Dreams” vaults from its #63 debut last week to a new peak of #42; MKTO also makes a large 20-position jump as “Bad Girls” moves from #56 to #36. Additional debuts include several tracks from Adam Lambert’s The Original High and a pair of Tori Kelly tracks, along with new songs from Josh Dorr, newcomer Cam, Leon Bridges, and Atlas Genius.
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”
Jessie Ware and Kris Allen score big debuts, as “Say You Love Me” enters at #9 and “Lost” sits at the bottom of the top twenty. Allen adds five other songs from his album Horizons to the chart as well. While Josh Dorr introduces himself with a #84 debut for “All Or Nothing,” two soundtrack songs also enter: Gavin DeGraw’s “You Got Me,” from Dolphin Tale 2, and OneRepublic’s “Ordinary Human,” from The Giver.