The New Year brought us new music, and we know you are as excited about it as we are. 2021 may well be the most challenging and most innovative year for emerging artists who try to reach wider audiences and maximize their exposure.
It is challenging to predict how the industry will adapt to the new reality set before itself, but one thing that is crystal clear is that there are artists we are looking forward to hearing in 2021. 2020 was full of new promising up-and-coming female artists who definitely captured our interest. Below, we listed our faves who will be at the center of our attention in 2021. Let’s start!
Jessica Smyth, an Irish singer, and rapper, better known as Biig Piig performs her riot music in Spanish and English. She signed a major label deal with RCA in 2019 and completed her trilogy of EPs, showcasing her electrifying and wild nature. Her music sounds exciting, and we can’t wait for her to unleash her debut album soon in 2021.
The British R&B upstart Kara Marni is a graduate of the BRIT School, known as a modern-day Fame academy with alums like Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Leona Lewis, to mention a few. Submerging into the depths of a modern R&B sound, the artist brings her signature-style to the scene. She is close to showcasing her full potential and taking the industry by storm in 2021.
Boston, Massachusetts-based pop/dance artist Vallyre already surprised the audience with a new release in 2021. The song is a thematically and musically perfect follow-up to the artist’s critically acclaimed and fan-favorable 2020 hit single “Bloodsweat.” The new track is titled “Dynamite” and makes sure the artist will have a dynamite year ahead. With empowering message, catchy soundscapes, the bold dance/pop experimentative body of work instantly electrifies and inspires the audience. As always, Vallyre spreads good energy through her music, and hopefully, she’ll continue with the same force and devotion to make 2021 a fascinating year for us.
After going viral on TikTok, it was clear that 2020 was successful for Gracey. She even managed to release her second EP, The Art of Closure, building a solid foundation for her solo career. With synth-pop soundscapes in pieces like “Don’t” and the charismatic “Alone In My Room” (Gone), she proves 2021 has to be her year.
With playful sonics and full-pelt choruses, Claudia Valentina leaves no doubts that she will make it in the music industry. Based on the success of her latest single, “4:15,” a languid banger about a one-night stand, she makes it evident that the future belongs to her, and we can’t wait to see what she has for us in 2021. Imagine an energetic and musical mixture of Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, and Rosalia; add to it the artist’s raw talent and charisma; the result is Claudia Valentina’s own signature-style that enchants instantly.