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The 10 Best Upcoming Artists In 2017

The music industry was consistently enthralling throughout last year. We heard both captivating and tenuous songs. 2017 picks up from where it stopped and these new artists are indeed poised to make this year their best ever.

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1. Khalid


19-year-old Khalid Robinson, known on stage as Khalid is an American singer and songwriter. He is already signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA records. His melding of soul, hip-hop and a bit of romance makes him unique. His debut single “Location” peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and he’s got even more alluring tracks of such distinct composition. His debut studio album “American Teen” was released in March 2017 and the frenzy about it isn’t down yet. Khalid is currently globetrotting and you should watch out for him in your city.

2. Julia Michaels


Since moving to Los Angeles from her birth place in Iowa, Julia has not let off steam in executing her interests. She performed at the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has since caught the attention of major artists like Ed Sheeran, Kygo, Gwen Stefani, and Zedd. Her Single “Issues” released in January 2017 is a testament to how remarkable she is. The soft and emo-laden track was originally written as part of a songwriting camp but hearing the demo convinced her to put it out for herself. The song made it to number 12 on the Billboard 100. Certainly, she’s got more stuff up her sleeves and we should listen up for Julia.

3. Kehlani


Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Her teen pop group “Poplyfe”, was a finalist in America’s Got Talent. Her ascendancy has not waned rather, she climbed to number 5 on the national R&B/Hip-hop Chart in 2015 with her second mixtape “You Should be here”. Kehlani’s early years were laden with challenges but her first solo track “Antisummerluv” introduced her to real fame. She received some studio time as a result and has made the best out of it. She’s currently on tour for her album Sweetsexysavage

4. Lil Trigga


Meet Lil Trigga, born with the love of music on 16th May 1996, Lil Trigga apparently lives for the love and sake of music. He currently works from his base in Virginia Beach and has lots of singles and a mixtape to his name. His music and style effectively combine Biggie-like bold metaphors and a soft administration like Snoop does. Lil Trigga earned critical acclaim with his mixtape "Dark Conscience" released in March 2017 with 211, Trilogy and the End of the stand out tracks. Though he started making music as a rapper at the age of 14, he confesses that he's still rebranding himself. Trigga often raves about the vainness of the everyday youth in his raps and clamours for them to get more real. He for sure hopes to make his game even more real in 2017.

5. Noname


Fatima Warner with the stage name "Noname" is an American poet and rapper room Chicago, Illinois. Inspired by her efforts and success in slam poetry, she began rapping in Chicago in 2010. In 2013, she gained recognition and acclaim from her appearance on Chance the Rapper's track "Lost."

Her debut mixtape "Telefone" further introduced her to the hip-hop industry. Her many years of writing and doing poetry influence her style and rhythm. This perhaps is what really makes her distinct. She fuses the frustrations and pains of blackhood, some degree of melancholy and her optimism for the future to produce some really alluring rap music. The ease with which she spits seemingly well thought out lines is impressive. 2017 promises to be a huger year for Noname given how remarkably she has turned her game up.

6. Amine


Adam Amine Daniel is an American Rapper. He is best known for his single “Caroline” which peaked at number 11 in the US billboard Hot 100 chart.

His career has grown from making tracks about rival high schools to being a real rap sensation. He already has 2 mixtapes to his credit and his debut album “En Vogue” further describes his talent and intensity. His growing popularity has picked over the months and is still growing.

7. Princess Nokia


New York based recording and song writer does both alternative R&B and alternative hip-hop. She demonstrates her ability to both sing and rap with such ease and life. Everyone currently craves to hear Princess Nokia.

8. Lil Yachty


Georgian born Lil Yachty is an American rapper and singer. He first gained recognition for his singles “One Night” and “Minnesota”. His two commercial mixtapes have received positive reviews. Recently, Rolling stone described his music as “catchy, intentionally dinky-sounding tunes packed with off colour boasts delivered in a proudly amateurish singsong.” It is this fun, loosely complacent style that distinguishes him. Interestingly, the music style is gaining him increased airplay.

9. Nadia Rose


The UK born rapper some interesting tracks in her debut album “Highly Flammable”. Since resigning from her job in a betting shop while in school, she seems to be on the right path for her life. The success of her debut album released in January has got many attentive and Nadia should be looked out for this year.

10. Jacob Banks


The British singer-songwriter has a voice that is unmatched. His new song with Seeb, “What Do You Love,” perfectly showcases his distinct talent. We're dying to know when he’ll be releasing a full-length album. It promises to be huge.

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