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”
Florence + The Machine move to #2 with “Shake It Out,” trading places with Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All.” Once again, three songs enter the top ten: Sara Bareilles and Ryan Tedder’s “Gonna Get Over You,” Daughtry’s “Crawling Back To You,” and Graffiti6’s “Free.” Daughtry again has the highest debut, this time with “Renegade.”
It’s a busy week within the top ten: Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” ascends to the top three, with “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine just behind. Three songs enter the top ten: Hedley’s “Invincible,” Coldplay’s “Paradise,” and Gotye featuring Kimbra’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Sara Bareilles and Ryan Tedder return to #15 with “Gonna Get Over You,” which first charted last fall, while Switchfoot’s “Restless” is the top new entry at #17.
The chart returns after a three-month hiatus with a new chart-topper: Adele, whose 21 lead single “Rolling In The Deep” dropped during the break. The Script continues to hold at #2 with “For The First Time,” with Lee DeWyze’s “Sweet Serendipity” rising to #3. The highest of the new entries are songs from Florence + The Machine, P!nk, and Far East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder.