Today on the #AOTW, we bring you 4 great new artists out of the many new talents rocking our airwaves from off the shores of Naija. US/UK/Canada/Wait for it guys! We talking music heads selected based on creditable sources such as Billboard magazines, #NewMusicWeekly (The New Music Awards) – a US trade magazine covering the Radio and Music industry and interprets data from the Spins Tracking System for music industry. Canadian Much Music Video Awards which include some of the most promising up-and-coming acts among the biggest artists in the world. Finally, from Billboard Hot Latin Acts of 2018.
Basically, our choice for the 4 #AOTW today is based on selection across board from international creditable sources from music executives who work in most popular music genres! Sure you have read stuff like artist you should look out for in coming year. Let’s see if these guys will worth the anticipation!
these guys are making waves already! Remember, back in 2016, a Billboard news announced our very own Tekno as an artist to look out for in 2017. Whether Tekno made it big in 2017 or not 2018 is almost over, he’s still doing music apart from been a Dad now with Lola Rae his baby mama. Tekno is good like that you know. It takes true talents to survive in an industry filled with great competing talents. Let’s talk about new talents in music.
Alright! We are counting down to 2019 already, contents like ‘Artists You Should Look Out For in 2019’ is all over the internet. But, 2018 will not complete on #TBS without acknowledging the accomplishments of new artists making the news and history in music. The new CardiBs, the CamilaCabellos, the new….. of 2018.
Johnny Orlando- What If
15 years old, Ontario’s Johnny Orlando started by posting covers of famous singers like Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber on his YouTube channel with the help of his older sister. He’s garnered more than 200 million views which has helped him move away from making covers to producing his own original material.
His most recent singles: “Missing You” and “What If which have gained Orlando mainstream attention not just in Canada as well as outside the country. He was nominated for Best new Canadian artist- at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs – one of the youngest nominees ever
It’s a big deal as there are break-outs of talents in music every year. It may interest you some artists have decided to go on hiatus.
Speaking of hiatus, report has it Fifth Harmony is on hiatus as well as some other bands while new bands have been formed, some reformed, some disbanded(about 10 bands disbanded) where some relatively new artists/bands are carting away awards in 2018.
Anitta, 25 is a Brazilian singer Anitta and one of the artists who recently debuted in the Hot Latin Songs Chart, teaming up with one of the genre’s hottest stars, J Balvin, for her first hit on the chart, “Downtown.” Anitta is working on her first Spanish-language album.
Jarad Higgins, better known by his stage name Juice Wrld a 19 year old American rapper, singer and songwriter. He signed a 3 Million dollar deal with Interscope Records. He is primarily known for his breakout hits “All Girls Are the Same”, “Lucid Dreams”, and “Legends”. His debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance was released on May 23, 2018. Some call him SoundCloud rapper.
Juice WRLD is an immense talent. He talks about teenager’s wellbeing which advocates against drugs. He’s got something for older generation too
Every acts tells his/her story through music. These have been some of the new makers of music, the sound of now/tomorrow. We are not saying they are the best artists or top notch even though some of them made and are still making various lists of best new music for 2018 due to so much buzz around them.
Remember, each year comes with a new artist, a new sound which may be making a splash over the next 12 months. What 2019 looks like already, we never know. But we will definitely watch out! Let’s have yours for 2018! www.theboxshowafrica.com
No1 Ella Mai
A 23-year old with amazing work ethic made it to the top just by uploading a four-track EP on SoundCloud. She was spotted by a renowned DJ Mustard signing 10 Summers label, Ella Mai became known from unknown to a household name featuring hip-hop’s biggest stars taking center stage with series of remixes.
British singer/songwriter Ella Mai was born in London before she made the move to New York at the age of 12. After U.K.s’ The X Factor. signed to DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers label. Ella Mai highly anticipated self-titled debut album (LP) features Chris Brown, John Legend & H.E.R
Previously had multi-platinum tracks: “Boo’d Up” and “Trip,” both of which made the top 25 of the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart (Oct. 6). ” Her most played song is “Boo’ed Up” made the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2018.
She’s got three EP’s in two years, along with a self-titled debut album to follow. All of these works display her dedication to her craft as an R&B artist.