Get to know these up-and-coming hitmakers before they’re everywhere.
A new year comes with new everything, including rising artists to add to your playlists. Thankfully, there’s a new class of inspiring musicians flaunting their originality and raw talent. Here are 10 artists set to sing and soar their way through 2023.
Blu DeTiger is meant for stardom. The indie singer found fame with her bass covers on TikTok and worked with acts like Olivia Rodrigo and Bleachers. Her solo career is flourishing, so much so that she headlined a tour and appeared on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 cover this year.
Breland is a genre-bending dream. The singer, who fuses country, R&B, and gospel, will open for Shania Twain on tour next year. This comes on the heels of his debut album, Cross Country, which dropped in September and featured collabs with Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton.
Dove Cameron is on a new music chapter. This year, she shed her Disney skin with a dark pop sound that touches on serious topics such as her sexuality (“Boyfriend”) and sexual harassment (“Breakfast”). Hopefully, Cameron will continue her streak with more sweeping bops next year.
Ever since FLO emerged on the scene with “Cardboard Box” this year, the future of R&B has never looked brighter. The soulful trio released their debut EP, The Lead, in 2022, and it brims with bops like “Feature Me” and “Immature.” FLO is proof that girl groups are timeless.
GloRilla’s infectious anthem, “F.N.F (Let’s Go),” put her on the map in 2022. The track garnered a TikTok dance challenge and a Grammy nomination. The rapper also released “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B, which she’s likely to perform on her Anyways…Life’s Great tour next year.
Holly Humberstone found originality in the whispery-vocals-over-somber-beats game. This was her biggest year yet, opening for Rodrigo’s Sour tour and releasing her first compilation album. Things will get even better for the singer when she drops her debut album next year.
Though Ice Spice hit it big on TikTok with “Munch (Feelin’ U)” in 2022, she’s no one-hit-wonder. She kept social media buzzing with her second single of the year, “Bikini Bottom,” which sees the Bronx native adding charismatic hooks to gritty drill production.
Lauren Spencer Smith’s career is a Gen Z dream. After appearing on Season 18 of American Idol, she went viral on TikTok this year with her breakup anthem, “Fingers Crossed.” She kept the momentum going with a performance at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards and new holiday music.
K-pop group NewJeans are deep in their early-aughts pop bag. In 2022, the new act dropped their debut single, “Attention,” which appeared on their self-titled EP. To close out the year, NewJeans recently released the song “Ditto,” proving their pop reign is just beginning.
With her dance-pop tunes, Raye became an independent artist in 2021 and struck gold with her hit, “Escapism,” featuring 070 Shake on TikTok this year. The singer will release her debut album in February 2023, signaling the start of her ascent to greatness.