2016 provided us with great music and visuals from some of the world's leading talent. Fast forward to 2017 and we enter the new year with great optimism that the new music will be even better. With that said, we’ve listed some of the top artists that you should be keeping an eye out for over the next 12 months.
Rae Sremmurd achieved great success after their song “Black Beatles” generated mainstream attention after being featured in the mannequin challenge. We expect great things from the hip-hop duo in 2017.
Tekno after hitting millions of views youtube gained interest from Columbia Records and subsequently started their mainstream careers as Hip-Hop recording artists. Whilst hip-hop is their main forte, they also dabble in producing R&B and Afropop records. Very Talented!
Kehlani. Young artists, millennials to be more specific, have an inbred trait of knowing what the world expects from them. Her debut album ‘SweetSexySavage’achieved critical success and who knows, we could be expecting another grammy nomination in the future.
Arcade Fire, being a husband-wife band must be challenging let alone part American and Canadian but yet they’ve proved to be a talented one.
Vampire Weekend was formed in 2006 and delivered commercially successful albums like Contra later on.
Amber Coffman originating from Texas automatically ignites country sounding associations but her unique ability to produce indie rock masterpieces like Rise Above and Bitte Orca puts her in a complete category of her own. Coffman’s debut album City of No Reply is one to look out for in 2017.
The Chainsmokers are American artists who’ve succeeded in entering the mainstream market with their popular sound. Their singles have ranked top in the Billboard Hot 100 and we are sure their new releases will too. Keep a look out for them!
Leela James is an African American soul singer and R&B performer. At a young age, she started opening for acts like Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray. She made her debut years ago but her recent performances have made evident that she is one to watch for the future.