Who Are The Ones To Watch In Music In 2020?


Written by Mary Woodcock

20 December 2019

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Who Are The Ones To Watch In Music In 2020?

2020 is just around the corner now – can you believe it? Christmas is coming, fireworks are being bought… but most importantly it’s time for us to share a list of artists to watch for 2020 so you can be on top of all the industry trends! These are up and coming artists of various levels but they’re all ones that will make a big impact in 2020.

Ones To Watch 2020 Summary

Music Gateway's ones to watch summary

Before we dive into our own list, let’s have a quick look at who the big industry players have chosen:

YouTube’s 2020 ones to watch list includes: Aitch, Alfie Templeman, Beabadoobee, D Block Europe, Deno, Joy Crookes, Maisie Peters, Ms Banks, Sam Tompkins & Yungblud. 

Amazon Music’s 2020 ones to watch list includes: Celeste, Jay1, Koffee, K-Trap, Hamzaa, JC Stewart, DigDat, Joy Crookes, SL, Arlo Parks, Maisie Peters, The Pale White & Rema.

VEVO’s 2020 ones to watch list includes: Conan Gray, Celeste, Lunay, Aitch, Pop Smoke, AWA, Matt Stell, Joy Crookes, Layton Greene & BabyJake

The BBC’s Sound Of 2020 top ten list includes: Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee, Celeste, Easy Life, Georgia, Inhaler, Joesef, Joy Crookes, Squid & Yungblud

Who Won Ones To Watch 2020

Maisie Peters on Ones To Watch in Music for 2020

Our Ones To Watch this year is slightly different as we’ve decided to give each member of the team the chance to show off their own list. See the team’s tips for 2020 below but first here are some highlights:

Quite a few of our team members chose Maisie Peters to be on their list and considering she’s also on YouTube and Amazon Music’s lists, we’re looking forward to seeing her smash 2020.

Beabadoobee in music's Ones To Watch for 2020

Beabadoobee also seems set to win in 2020. She’s included in both YouTube and the BBC’s Ones To Watch as well as in our team.

Other favourites and crossover include Snoh Aalegra, Yungblud, Alfie Templeman, Inhaler, Hamzaa and Aitch.

Music Gateway’s Tips For 2020

Emily Burns in Music Gateway's Ones To Watch in Music In 2020. Pink Hair, Freckles, Necklaces

Jaime – Snoh Aalegra, Danileigh, Flipp Dinero, Normani, Quin, Emotional Oranges & Saint Jhn.

Amy – Emily Burns, KLLO, Lennon Stella, Dermot Kennedy & Mabel.

Nicola – Yungblud, Mahalia, Picture, Beabadoobee, Lola Young & Emily Burns.

Mark – Lennon Stella, Aitch, Lauran Hibbard, Molly. & Calum Jones.

Steph – Inhaler, King Princess, Sea Girls, Alfie Templeman & Mahalia.

Rachael – Maple St, Pronoun, BAUM, Haiku Hands, Crook & Miya Folick.

Mary – Sarpa Salpa, Maisie Peters, Emily Burns, Sea Girls, Hamzaa & Calum Jones.

Liv – RAYE, Jorja Smith, Stormzy, Tom Misch & Russ.

Andy – Dandelion Charm.

Will You Be In Ones To Watch 2021?

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