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Top 14 New Artists Of 2014

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to honor those 14 artists who we think you’ll be hearing from for many, many years to come.

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(Courtesy of Something Local)

New Music to Know: Niia Finds Her Voice With a Little Help from James Bond

“Some artists love that power of swooping in and watching the crowd eat out of their hand,” Niia says. “But for me, it’s a little scary and I think I realized we both can play the vulnerability card. Me as the artist, them as the audience.”

11/14/2014

(Courtesy Roc Nation)

New Music To Know: Elijah Blake Finds Inspiration in the Darkness

He may not be a household name, yet, but he’s already won a GRAMMY for his part in writing Usher’s hit single “Climax.” And it kind of messed him up. Luckily, he found inspiration in his sadness.

11/06/2014

(Courtesy of Columbia)

New Music To Know: Ella Henderson Is Coming For America

The Brit got her start back in 2012 when she appeared on UK’s The X Factor. She was an early favorite to win with famous backers like Cher, Adele and Leona Lewis tweeting her praises, but she would only end up coming in sixth. But don’t feel sorry for her, she’s got her sights on a much bigger prize: America.

08/07/2014

(Courtesy of Godmode Records)

New Music to Know: Shamir Finds His Voice at 19

At the tender age of eight Shamir already knew he wanted to be a singer when he grew up. Now nearly ten years later, he’s gearing up to release his debut EP, which is a confident first look at a young singer who often feels like a 50-year-old man.

05/30/2014

(Luke Gilford for RCA Records)

New Music To Know: Brooke Candy’s Bizarre Journey From Stripper To Pop Diva

“I have no fear of no,” Candy told Radio.com. “Someone can tell me no but it’s not going to stop me. I’ll still get it done somehow.”

05/23/2014

(John Fletcher/Tyler Kohlhoff/Jean-Baptiste Mondino/Harvest Records/Jamie-James Medina)

New Music To Know: 6 Acts to See At Coachella

At this point, everyone knows who’s headlining Coachella, but what about those acts playing the early hours of the festival?

04/10/2014

(Courtesy RCA Records)

New Music: Betty Who Makes Dance Music You Can Cry To

This dichotomy of pouring her heart out, while you bust a move on the dance floor was a conscious decision early on. “I didn’t want to write songs that would always make you want to slit your wrists in the bathtub,” Who said.

04/04/2014

(Courtesy of Capitol Music Group)

New Music to Know: Sam Smith Writes Songs for Lonely People

“I’ve never been in a relationship before,” Smith says. ” I wanted to write an album for lonely people, because I don’t think there’s been enough music out there that talks about unrequited love.”

03/13/2014

(Courtesy Republic Records)

New Music To Know: John Newman Takes on Soul Music

All the best soul songs are about love: from falling into it to losing it and everything in between. And it’s that Motown sound in particular that John Newman takes inspiration from on his debut album, ‘Tribute.’

01/24/2014

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