2016 begins with Cam’s “Burning House” still on top and Adele occupying positions two through four, with “When We Were Young” moving to #3 ahead of “Water Under The Bridge.” Coldplay returns to the top ten with “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” with Lucius just behind. Tove Lo achieves the highest debut with a demo uploaded to SoundCloud called “Influence,” ahead of a re-entry from Elle King and debuts by Ra Ra Riot, newcomer Lostboycrow, and Birdy.
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”
Jamie Scott leads debuts for the second time in three weeks with new preview single “Carry You Home” bowing at #22, just above Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s” at #27. Big Data re-enters the chart with “Dangerous,” which debuted at #80 earlier this year before my chart went on hiatus; Echosmith, Sheppard, Vance Joy, and MKTO also return after a few weeks off. New entries from Ella Henderson, Alex & Sierra, Jamestown Revival, and others dot the bottom reaches of the chart.