15 New Artists To Watch In 2022

Tate McRae is about to blow up.

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From Tate McRae to Gracie Abrams, Arlo Parks to Jake Wesley Rogers, these rising artists are bound to make waves in 2022. Whether their hits go viral on TikTok or become a fave with your BFF, listen to these stars now — before everyone else gets to know them.

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Jake Wesley Rogers

Jake Wesley Rogers has been co-signed by Elton John and Sheryl Crow, so the rising star could be on his way to icon status himself. He played his single “Weddings and Funerals” on Late Night with Seth Meyers in November, and nailed his first major televised performance.

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PinkPantheress rose to fame in 2021 thanks to TikTok, where her song “Just For Me” went viral. This laid the foundation for her career with a debut album titled to hell with it in October. Now, fans can’t wait for more catchy tracks to come in the year ahead.

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Tate McRae

Tate McRae has already released catchy hits like “that way,” “you broke me first,” and “feel like sh*t.” Oh, and she has so many famous musician friends like Olivia Rodrigo and Troye Sivan. It’s only a matter of time before she becomes a superstar herself.

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Gracie Abrams

Abrams was recently announced as an opening act for Olivia Rodrigo, so she’s definitely one to keep tabs on in the year ahead. Her heartbreaking ballad “I miss you, I’m sorry,” put her on the map, and she’s got more sad bops where that came from.

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Luna Li

Luna Li (Hannah Bussiere Kim) is the the Korean-Canadian musician behind “Afterglow,” her gorgeous hit that’s racked up over 3 million Spotify streams. In 2022, the Toronto native plans on releasing more music and is heading on her first headlining tour.

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Tems’ song “Fountains” with Drake put her on the map in a big way in 2021, and she’s keeping the momentum going. She’s basking in the success of her NPR Tiny Desk concert, and is slated to play Lollapalooza in Paris in 2022.

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GAYLE went viral on TikTok in 2021 with her smash “ABCDEFU,” and in 2022, she’s ready to soar. It’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio without hearing the song, and fans are ready for more angsty anthems to come.

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Alix Page

Singer-songwriter Alix Page is gearing up to release her debut EP. After being announced as the opener for Gracie Abrams’ spring tour, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding her new music and her latest track, “Radiohead.”

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Holly Humberstone

If you’re a sucker for a sad bop, Holly Humberstone’s music is a must-add to your playlist. Her tunes sound like a mix of Phoebe Bridgers and Olivia Rodrigo’s hits, and they’re sure to have you in your feels.

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Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks hails from the UK but is clearly preparing for global domination. Her debut studio album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, received critical acclaim, and it dominated the Brit Awards stage in May.

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Tessa Violet

Singer-songwriter Tessa Violet is hard to ignore thanks to her enigmatic single “Games” with LovelyTheBand. In 2022, she’s ready to release more bops and is starting the year with an appearance at 8123 music festival.

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Maude Latour

Maude Latour’s infectious songs “Clean” and “One More Weekend” are worthy of playing on repeat — in fact, it’s hard not to. The New York native pens songs about heartbreak that are reminiscent of Lorde’s debut record Melodrama.


Since releasing her 2019 breakout hit “Moral of the Story,” Ashe has continued to grow her following. After collaborating with Finneas in 2021 on "Till Forever Falls Apart,” she’s about to take her career to new heights.

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After releasing collaborations with Blackbear and Mike Shinoda, UPSAHL has the internet’s attention and is continuing her pursuit of becoming the next alt pop queen. She even just announced her first headlining tour.

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Sasha Sloan

Sasha Sloan started out penning songs for artists like Meghan Trainor and Charli XCX, but she’s proven her own tracks hit just as hard. Her song “Dancing With Your Ghost” currently has 243 million Spotify streams and counting.

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