With the first month of the year slowly coming to a close, the Saturday Hustle team shares our top six artistes to look out for in 2013.
Losing You - Solange
Though Solange isn't technically a new artiste, her recently released LP True sounds like her most promising album to date. The songbird collaborated with British musician Devonte Hynes, who has also worked with The Chemical Brothers and Diana Vickers. Her debut single from the album Losing You is slowly climbing the charts.
Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware
British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware’s mega-hit Wildest Moments, from her debut album Devotion, featured powerful vocals on a catchy hip-hop beat produced by Kid Harpoon and Dave Okumu. According to Billboard, “Ware sings with husky ad-libs and piano sparks that should give Alicia Keys some serious pause as to what her next album should sound like.”
Hold On - The Alabama Shakes
Not only did rock band The Alabama Shakes receive a Grammy nomination for their single Hold On, but they were also selected as having one of Rolling Stone magazine's 50 best songs of 2012. The band's debut album, Boys and Girls, made its peak at number 3 on the UK charts. We certainly look forward to their follow-up singles in 2013.
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Folk singers The Lumineers had a successful debut in late 2012 with their catchy single Ho Hey. Not only was it the most listened to single on Spotify for several weeks, but the group also got the nod of approval from the Grammy's with a nomination for Best New Artiste.
Wanted - Hunter Hayes
Country singer Hunter Hayes created quite the stir at the end of 2012 with his single Wanted. The 21-year-old made history last year as the youngest solo male act to top the Billboard radio charts. He is currently on tour and is expected to record his second album later this year.