Music is an incredibly diverse and constantly evolving art form, with new artists emerging and existing ones evolving with the times. 2021 is shaping up to be another exciting year for music lovers, with many new and established artists making waves and breaking boundaries in the industry. Here’s a look at some of the standout musicians to watch in 2021.
The Disney Channel alum turned pop sensation has taken the world by storm with her debut single “Driver’s License”. The track broke multiple records on streaming platforms and quickly became a global phenomenon. With her vulnerable lyrics and powerful vocals, Olivia Rodrigo is poised to become one of the biggest pop stars of the year.
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The rapper, whose “Old Town Road” dominated the charts in 2019, is back with a brand new EP “Montero”. The project is a strong statement from the artist, exploring themes of self-expression, love, and sexuality, and features collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have teamed up to form Silk Sonic, a collaboration that has already garnered critical acclaim and intense fan anticipation. The duo’s debut single “Leave the Door Open” has been a smash hit, showcasing Mars and .Paak’s incredible vocal abilities and a throwback sound that is sure to make waves.
After breaking through with her viral hit “Say So” last year, Doja Cat has continued to build momentum with her unique blend of pop, hip hop, and R&B. Her recent album “Planet Her” features collaborations with artists like The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, cementing her status as one of the most exciting artists of the year.
The British singer-songwriter has been making waves with her genre-defying music and introspective lyrics. Her debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams” has been praised for its raw emotion and vulnerability, earning her comparisons to artists like Amy Winehouse and Radiohead.
These are just a few of the many talented artists making waves in the world of music in 2021. Whether you’re a fan of pop, hip hop, R&B, or indie, there’s something for everyone this year. As the industry continues to evolve, it will be exciting to see what new sounds and artists emerge in the months and years to come.