Rising Artists of 2018 And A Peek Into What All The Music Awards Next Year Will Look Like


2018 is going to be a great year (particularly for R&B)



The 60th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced in late November and music aficionados were more than pleased with the lineup. The big reveal, apart from making history for POC, provided great insight into what 2018 in the music scene will shape up to be.



Leading the pack is JAY Z with eight nominations under his belt. Coming up from behind are Kendrick Lamar with seven nominations and Bruno Mars with six. SZA, meanwhile, emerged as the most Grammy-nominated woman in 2018 with five nominations, an exciting time for the industry newcomer. The Recording Academy gave nods to Khalid, Childish Gambino, Lorde and Alessia Cara and included hits like “Despacito,” “Shape of You” and “Something Just Like This” to their roster of nominees.


It’s a wonderful mix of newbies and industry vets who made 2017 a great year for music. It’s a combination of artists who were less about the fluff and really more about the music. And as we wait for the 2018 edition of The Grammy Awards (which without a doubt will be a great way to kick off the new year’s music awards season), here’s a roundup of the artists already making their names—and sounds—known. They’re through flying under the radar; they’re here and now. Keep scrolling for the rising artists to know in 2018!




“Love Galore,” “The Weekend,” “Broken Clocks.”



Portugal. The Man

“Feel It Still,” “Live in The Moment,” “So Young.”



Dua Lipa

“New Rules,” “Be the One,” “Lost In Your Light,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah).”



Sabrina Claudio

“Unravel Me,” “Belong to You,” “Orion’s Belt.”



Daniel Caesar

“Best Part," “Get You,” “Japanese Denim,” “We Find Love.”




“Finders Keepers,” “Talk About Forever,” “My Lover,” “Thinking of You.”




“Young, Dumb & Broke,” “Location,” “8TEEN.”



Jorja Smith

“On My Mind (Jorja Smith X Preditah),” “Where Did I Go?,” “Teenage Fantasy.”



Harry Styles

“Sweet Creature,” “Kiwi,” “Sign of the Times,” “Two Ghosts.”



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“Lights On,” “Focus,” “Jungle,” “Losing.”




“(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano,” “Blood on Me,” “Close But Not Quite,” “Timmy’s Prayer.”




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You can catch The Grammys on January 29, Monday morning, live via telecast.