Spotify Canada Predicts Music’s Stars Of 2015

The first-ever Canadian class of promising acts is finally here.

1. Following earlier crystal ball predictions, Spotify Canada is now giving shine to our country’s own next-big-things.

Spotify Canada

2. By crunching numbers to see who’s trending among its Canadian users, talking to record labels, and exercising a little old-school editorial judgment, they came up with a list of 16 promising homegrown acts.

They’re being dubbed Spotify Canada’s first-ever “Spotlight” artists, and they’re poised to make waves across the country and around the globe.
In years past, Spotify’s Spotlight predictors have helped catapult the careers of artists like Lorde, Hozier and FKA Twigs and introduced their music to a global audience.

3. Here’s who’s on the come-up, according to Spotify Canada.

4. W.Darling

Universal Music Canada

6. Sheepdogs

Warner Music Canada

8. Young Empires

Pirates Blend

10. SonReal

Blackbox Recordings

12. Keys N Krates

Dim Mak Records

14. Yukon Blonde

Dine Alone Records

16. Francesco Yates

Warner Music Canada

18. Once A Tree

Forseen Entertainment

20. Milk & Bone


22. Coeur De Pirate

Dare To Care Records

24. Jazz Cartier


26. Cold Creek County

Sony Music Canada

28. Dear Rouge

Universal Music Canada

30. Coleman Hell

604 Records Inc.

32. Badbadnotgood

eOne Music Canada

34. Alessia Cara

Def Jam Recordings

36. Listen to the full Spotlight Canada 2015 playlist below.

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Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.
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