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”
While Martin Luke Brown holds down the top spot for a third week, Walk The Moon slides back into the top three with “Shut Up And Dance” as “Something In The Water” by Carrie Underwood enters the top five. Fifth Harmony scores their first top twenty hit with “Sledgehammer;” Calvin Harris and HAIM score the highest debut as “Pray To God” debuts at #58, beating new One Direction cut “Ready To Run” (#62).
After nine weeks at the top of the chart, Jamie Scott concedes the pole position to Martin Luke Brown, who takes the top spot in his third week on the chart. In the lower half, Jessie Ware and WATERS each score multiple debuts.
While Jamie Scott holds at #1 for an eighth week, Martin Luke Brown is within striking distance as “Nostalgia” jumps to #2 in only its second week, finally moving Sia’s “Chandelier” to #3. Re-entries from Passenger and Ryn Weaver dot a group of debuts that includes new entries from Taylor Swift, Tove Lo, and Bad Suns, as well as newcomers Anamanaguchi, Hozier, Grace Mitchell, and Mickey Guyton.
Betty Who and Tove Lo add a hefty amount of strong female pop to the chart, but it’s UK newcomer Martin Luke Brown who leads the week’s debuts with a top-ten entry for “Nostalgia.” Grizfolk, The Lone Bellow, and Karmin also chart return entries.
A wistful take on the popular act of looking back at one’s past.