There are quite a number of breakout artistes last year and these artistes quickly gained fame in less than a year as their songs topped the Billboard charts as well as other international music charts.
Their songs received instant recognition at several major and notable award ceremonies despite being the babies of the music industry.
Will these new breakout artistes be able to take over the music scene in 2015 as well? We certainly think will, so let’s check out the fresh artistes to look out for this year!
Though she started singing at the tender age of 6 and started writing songs at age 11, Meghan Trainor only debuted recently when she released her single “All About That Bass” back in June 2014 which later became a best-selling single. The song placed number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks. With her music debut success, the 22-year-old singer was nominated for several esteemed music award ceremonies such as the American Music Awards, MTV European Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and recently, got nominated for the 2015 Grammy Awards for “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” categories. Since both of her released singles, “About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin” are doing so well on the Billboard charts, let’s see what else we can expect from the quirky singer this year.
Most known for her song “Boom Clap” which was the original soundtrack for the multi award-winning movie “The Fault in Our Stars”, Charli XCX first gained fame in 2012 when she co-wrote the song “I Love It” sung by Icona Pop which placed number one in the U.K. The 22-year-old singer got even more famous through “Boom Clap” when it was released in May 2014 and immediately entered the Top 10 placing on Billboard Hot 100. Having won and nominated for several awards such as the “Hitmaker of the Year” title from the Billboard Women in Music, “Artist to Watch” from the MTV Video Music Awards, “Best New Act” from the MTV European Music Awards and more, Charli XCX is definitely one of the artistes that we should look out for this 2015. Also, she recently released her second major-label studio album, “Sucker” last month, and one of the songs, “Doing It” featuring Rita Ora, will be released as the third single from the album.
A girl group which was formed after the second season of “The X Factor”, Fifth Harmony entered the mainstream music industry when they won MTV’s “Artist To Watch” award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The five-member group which consists of Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui, was labelled as the “Number One Most ‘Influential’ X Factor U.S.A. Contestant of All-time” by FoxWeekly. The group released their debut EP “Better Together” in 2013 which placed them at number six on the Billboard Top 200 on their first week of release. Fifth Harmony will release their debut studio album, “Reflection” on February 2015 which makes them one of the groups we should keep an eye out for this year.
Sia Furler or Sia, as she is widely known, is an Australian singer and songwriter who has collaborated with many artistes in the span of her music career which includes Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Shakira, Ke$ha and others. Sia first achieved prominence when she got featured in David Guetta’s “Titanium” which she also co-wrote. She further gained recognition when she got featured in Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” which she co-wrote as well. In 2014, her single “Chandelier” became an international success as it became her highest ranked solo song to date which placed number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also nominated for four Grammy Awards. This month, Sia has released her solo version of “Elastic Heart” for her sixth studio album, “1000 Forms of Fear”.
Bastille is an English rock band who got famous for their award-winning song, “Pompeii”. The band actually started off as a solo project for singer-songwriter Dan Smith who later decided to form a band. The other members of the band include, Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, William Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons. Bastille’s first studio album “Bad Blood” debuted on top of the U.K. Albums Chart when it was first released in March 2013. Bastille’s most notable award recognition came from the 2014 Brit Awards where they received 4 nominations, including for British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single of the Year and British Album of the Year, and coming home a winner for the British Breakthrough Act.
Mikky Ekko is an American artiste and record producer best known for featuring and co-writing Rihanna’s song “Stay”, which topped multiple charts worldwide. One of his earliest song, “We Must Be Killers” was featured in the second season of the American supernatural drama, “Teen Wolf”. Ekko also claimed to be one of the songwriters of the song “We Remain” which is one of the original soundtrack songs from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” sang by Christina Aguilera. Ekko is currently working on his debut album titled “Time” which will feature a range of artistes such as Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Dave Sitek, Dennis Herring and Clams Casino.
This 24-year-old British singer made his debut in 2013 with his song “Hold Back The River”. The song which was the second single from his debut studio album “Chaos and the Calm” peaked at number 18 on the U.K. Singles Chart and topped in several other countries such as Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, Scotland and more. This year, Bay won the ‘Critic’s Choice’ award at the BRIT Awards and was placed second at the “BBC Sound of 2015”. His achievement makes him one of the fresh artistes to look forward to this year.
Vance Joy is an Australian singer who was voted number one on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100 for his song “Riptide”. The indie-folk style song is known for its metaphors and pop culture references and is described as a “coming-of-age love story”. The song placed number ten in the United Kingdom and landed at number one on the Billboard ’s Alternative Songs chart. Vance Joy even caught the eye of Taylor Swift as she performed her rendition of “Riptide” for the BBC’s ‘Live Lounge’ segment. Joy was also the support act for Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour”.
Best known for their hit song “Cool Kids”, Echosmith is an American rock and indie pop band composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. “Cool Kids” is one of the songs from the band’s debut studio album “Talking Dreams” and was certified platinum by the RIAA with over 1,200,000 sales in the United States alone. The song performed quite well internationally too, as it broke into the top 10 on the Australian music charts. Echosmith is currently the MTV Push Artist of the Month and they have an upcoming headline tour with The Colourist as their supporting act starting in February 2015.