by CHAIMAE EL ADLOUNI and ASHLEY LEUNG

John Newman (singer/songwriter)

Born: June 16, 1990

Hometown: Settle, north yorkshire, England

Genres: Soul, Pop, Breakbeat

John Newman is well known artist who has spread throughout not only the U.S but the world. The U.K. is already in love with this amazing artist, the U.S. should too.  A mix of genres that will get the everyone jumping, one will sure to be awed.

Tyrone Griffin aka Ty Dolla $ign (singer, rapper, producer)

Born: April 13, 1985

Hometown: Los Angeles, Florida

Genres: Hip-hop, R&B

Ty dolla $ign has taken the chance to learn as many instruments as he can, ever since he was very young. He has made a few singles before but his career skyrocketed with the song “Toot it and Boot it” that he both wrote and produced for YG. His song  “My Cabana” hit the charts in Complex’s best songs of 2012 at number 23. If you like Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, and Trey Songz then Ty Dolla $ign is a great artist to listen to.

Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe aka Tinashe (Actress, Singer, Songwriter)

Born: February 6, 1993

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky & Los Angeles California

Genres: Pop, R&B

Tinashe is a well known actress in her many appearances in series and movies. She has released two mixtapes called “In Case We Die” and “Reverie”  and was soon signed with RCA records. She was one of the singers in the girl group The Stunners but began her solo career after the disbandment in 2011. Her debut album was released in January  called “2 On” featuring Schoolboy Q ranking 26 in Uk charts.

Ella McMahon aka Ella Eyre (Singer, Songwriter)

Born: April 1, 1994

Hometown: London, United Kingdom

Genre: Pop, R&B

A 19 year old British singer, Ella Eyre ran through the roof with her work on “Think about it” with Naughty boy and Wiz Khalifa that hit the U.K. number one single. Her next single “Deeper” was the beginning of her debut last December of 2013 with more than 2 million views. Eyre’s next single that she hopes to also hit the charts will come out sometime of March this year, and album in the following summer. Strong voice that mixes pop and R&B the artist is sure to catch the ears of listeners.

SZA (Solana Rowe) (Singer)

Hometown: Born in St. Louis, raised in NJ

Genre: RnB

SZA has been getting quite the attention from the public, as she is the latest person to be signed to Top Dawg Entertainment. The 23 year old singer is a relatively new face, as she had been making music for a few years. In 2013, she released two free EPS “See SZA Run” and “S.” With her signing to the TDE, her songs are getting much more attention, and shows extreme potential in the future.

Jhene Aiko (Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo) (Singer, Songwriter)

Born: March 16, 1988

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: RnB

Jhene Aiko first began her musical career contributing vocals for boyband B2K, and had featured in one of their songs, and her song “Dog” was a bonus track on one of their EPs. She had also appeared in several music videos as well, and had some of her own tracks release on some soundtracks. On March 16, 2011, she released her first mixtape “Sailing Soul(s),” all of the songs except “July” were written by Aiko herself. In 2012 she signed with a new company and was the opening act to the highly-anticipated “Life is Good/Black Rage” concert-tour. In 2013 she opened for rapper Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour?” tour as well. On November 12, 2013, AIko released her debut EP “Sail Out,” which debuted at number eight on Billboard 200 chart.

 

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