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Artists To Watch 2022 – The Industry’s Top Picks

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22.12.2021

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2022 is fast approaching and we can’t believe how fast the time is going despite the hardships we’ve all faced, especially in the Music Industry!

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With that in mind, we think it’s even more important than ever to shout out some amazing up-and-coming artists for 2022 and hopefully give them that little extra all-important leg up! A little background info on Artists To Watch!

Each year, we create a list of artists and bands who we think are going to soar in their careers in 2022. We want you to be the first on the scene with these artists plus it’s a great way to enjoy new music you might not have stumbled across before! 

Before we dive into our list, let’s take a look at some of the top picks from other industry players!

artists to watch 2022

Amazon Music’s list includes: Amaria BB, Anz, BandoKay, Chrissi, Cian Ducrot, Cristale, Emily Nash, Etaoin, Ewan McVicar, French The Kid, Gracey, HYYTS, Jasper Tygner, Jaz Karis, Kali Claire, Lola Young, Nova Twins, PinkPantheress and tons more!

VEVO has artists including: Andy Rivera, ArrDee, Brray, Chiiild, Clinton Kane, Enny, EST Gee, Grip, AWNY,  Jessica Winter, Lola Young, Mimi Webb, Nija, Pip Millett, Sen Senra, Seori, Serious Klein, Wet Leg, Willie Jones.

BBC Sounds Of 2022 rates these artists and more: Baby Queen, Central Cee, ENNY, Lola Young, Mimi Webb, PinkPantheress, Priya Ragu, Tems, Wet Leg, Yard Act.

Crossovers in these lists include Lola Young, Pink Pantheress and Mimi Webb, so keep a special eye out for these rising artists!

We’ve gave our members of staff the tricky task of choosing just 3 of their artists to watch 2022 and boy oh boy it was a difficult decision. There’s so much amazing music coming out from Мusic Gateway and otherwise and we can’t wait for you to hear it!

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Here’s our list:

Heather: Vaughan, Nicholson Heal, Cat Burns

Leila: Avie Sheck, Chantelle, Kojaque

Sophie: K.ZIA, Abi Coulibaly, Al Morris

Viraz: Konata Small, The Modern World, Nayana IZ

Sam: Josh Savage, Rayowa, Jimkata

Lee: My Position, Nemzz, Khalif Bryant

Lewis: Andrew Ash, Sara Vukaylov, Joshua James

Charlotte: Baby Queen, Qhairo, Natalie Shay

Ryan: JAWNY, Kid Brunswick, Wet Leg

Josie: Massive Wagons, Eric Bolton, Boom Dice

Becca: SOFY, Natalie Shay, Avie Sheck

You can check out our Artists To Watch 2022 Playlist where you can find all of our choices plus the choices of the companies mentioned above to create an awesome new music playlist for you!

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If you’d like to keep up to date with the best new music and industry trends, make sure to keep an eye on our blog. Join us on social media

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