Each year there are bands and singers that stand out above and beyond their expectations.
Some excel from out of nowhere while others are old favorites that just continue to make their fans scream from one year to the next. If you are curious about whose music you should be listening to this year, you should check out these top music artists in 2015. Some are new on the scene, others are old favorites. All are making a massive impact in the music industry.
This American indie pop band is based in New York City. They have opened other concerts for names such as, Twenty One Pilots, B0RNS, and Kesha. They are signed to Photo Finish Records and released their first EP, “Reflections” in January 2014.
It included 6 songs and the title track was featured on iTunes free single of the week. On February 24, 2015, their debut album, “Our Own House” was released. Its release also coincided with their 2015 concert tour of the same name. It has already been announced that in September 2015 they will be performing at the Boston Calling Music Festival.
This is an American hip hop recording artist/rapper. He is the co-founder of Pro Era and has released three mixtapes with them. He has been around for several years. The mixtape was released in 1999 and received critical acclaim and recognition for it. In January 2015 though, he released his debut studio album titled B4.DA.$$ and so far it promises to be a major success for him. He has even appeared on The Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon where he performed his song, “Like Me”.
Years and Years
This band is rumored to have created music that mixes R&B with 90s house elements to create electropop. They are a British trio that was founded in London. Their debut single, “I Wish I Knew” was released in July 2012.
Since then, there have been a variety of songs released and several noteworthy accomplishments for the group topping off in March 2015 with a single that has reached number 1 on the Official UK Chart, which followed the January 2015 winning of the BBC Sound of 2015 award.
This American pop singer/songwriter was unknown until she released her first single in June 2014. The title of the song was “OctaHate” and Billboard deemed it a viral sensation. By June 25, 2014, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart. Her first studio album debut, “The Fool” will be released in June 2015.
This music artist needs no introduction according to anyone who loves her. She has been around for many years already and won several awards for her efforts. However, this does not mean that she is slowing down at all. In fact, she began her career in country music, but now she has officially made the transition to pop and has started to gain interest from a whole new group of people. Her latest album, “I989” released in late Oct. 2014. We will have to wait and see what comes next from this outstanding performer.
Even though Meghan Trainor released three independent albums before she signed with Epic Records, she was relatively unknown until she released the single “All About That Bass” in 2014. It traveled quickly up the charts and reached the number 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her second single release “Lips are Movin” peaked at number 4. Her popularity stems from the fact that her songs are a unique mix of soul, Doo-Wop, and bubblegum pop. She sings songs that are uplifting and fun to dance to. Her first album titled, “Title” was released in early January 2015, replacing her EP of the same name. In July 2015, she will begin touring on the MTrain Tour.
And in fact, one of Trainor’s associates was recently featured on sites like Yahoo and Secret Entourage. The latter focuses no teaching people how to build huge 7 figure businesses from the ground up.
This Canadian rapper also holds the title of songwriter, record producer, and actor. In July 2014, he announced to everyone that he would be releasing his 4th album, which would be titled, “Views from the 6”. He had not started recording it yet though. In February 2015, he surprised everyone and released “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” onto iTunes without announcing it first. His music to date is most often geared toward past relationships, fame, and wealth with the tone of him being thoughtful and introspective. Perhaps that is why he appeals to so many.
Ariana is an actress and singer. She first gained recognition for her part in the Broadway musical 13 and then her role as Cat Valentine in the television series “Victorious” on Nickelodeon. After it ended, four years later, she starred on the spinoff show, “Sam&Cat” a show that ended in 2014. During all of this, her music career also took root thanks to the soundtrack music from Victorious in 2011. She released her debut studio album, “Yours Truly” in 2013. It debuted at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Her tour titled, “The Honeymoon Tour is taking place in 2015 to promote “My Everything” in both North America and Europe.
This English musician is also a DJ, singer, and record producer. He has released a few albums and though his first failed to make an impact anywhere, his second, “Version” reached number 2 on the UK Album chart. On it there were three UK top 10 singles. His third album also peaked at number 2 in the UK, even after he was awarded the Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist in 2008. In 2014, his name became larger in the UK and reached the US with the number 1 single, “Uptown Funk”, a song that also features vocals from Bruno Mars. It has gained him the Brit Award for British Single of the Year as well and recognition on a worldwide level. This song is also a part of his fourth studio album titled “Uptown Special”, which was released in January 2015. It kind of makes you wonder what more he will bring to the music industry in the coming year.