Top 10 Up and Coming Music Artists of 2016


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1Troye SivanTroye Sivan Mellet, better known as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber.

Happy my lil troye is finally getting more atenttion. Check out Heaven and for him. (favorite songs ever)

Yes! Troye really deserves to be on this list. He is a great singer with a great voice. I am proud that more people know him now. His good songs: Happy Little Pill. Wild. Bite. Youth. Gasoline. Ease. for him. and talk me down.

2Oh WonderOh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West. Since releasing their DIY debut album, they have seen international success with their mellow, slow-grooving, R&B-flecked alt-pop tunes.V2 Comments
3Melanie MartinezMelanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Happy she is on this list but she should be higher up. She produces great music that is different but amazing and lovely. Good Songs by her: Dollhouse, Carousel, Pity Party, Mad Hatter, Sippy Cup, Cry Baby, Soap and Training Wheels.

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One listen to "Gold" or "Feels" will put one into a dreamy trance filled with questions about real life emotions and how life can feel so so empty as she says in "Feels" "I've got way to many feels way to much emotion and I don't know whats real and I just hate it keep on going".
Hot Songs
1. Gold
2. Feels
3. Put the Phone Down
4. Intentional - moonwolf


Her name is cupcakKe though, but shes the queen of rap only being 19 years old & she have a lot of potential

She is a LEGEND, love that she makes me feel like a ho

I don't even like rap but she is making me love it

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A combination of Lorde and Oh Wonder with a voice that is just magic. Her first hits (Fire In My Bones, Sirens, and Wildwoods) have been featured on ABC's hit drama's The Family and the hit T.V. show Pretty Little Liars.
Hot Songs
1. Fire In My Bones
2. Soldier
3. There's A Ghost
4. Wildwoods - moonwolf

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7NFNathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician.

Best inspiration rapper of all time, one of the best because of the meaning in his music.

Therapy Session is amazing as was Mansion - clalsh

Anyone who disagrees just listen to any of his songs in masion or therapy session

8The Chainsmokers

Glad to know that Halsey is getting more popular and she deserves it as she is a fantastic artist that makes great music. Check her out!

10DNCEDNCE is an American pop rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee.

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11Ryn WeaverRyn Weaver is an American singer and songwriter who first gained attention with the single "OctaHate" in June 2014. Billboard called the single a viral sensation.V1 Comment
12Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.V1 Comment
14Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara is hot in my opinion - dtheking

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15Lukas Graham

7 Years is such a good song, its also really sad. - Catacorn

Great album 7 years standout track - clalsh

16Zara LarssonZara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She first gained national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2012 and released her debut EP album, Introducing, in more.

In Texas they would say "All hat, and no cattle". Zara Larsson is a very pretty girl, and also very sexy, and she plays it to its maximum advantage. The bad part is she can't sing beyond standard issue pop, and even at that needs plenty of autotune. I guess when you are watching her you don't care.

17Olivia O'BrienV1 Comment
18DesiignerSidney Royel Selby III, better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York.

Panda is both the worst song of all time and the best song of all time. Desiigner, despite being diet Future, is arguably better than said artist as his autotune is less obvious and badly layered, as well as generally being less irritating. I won't lie: his flow for a Future ripoff is actually pretty decent. He's not good (at all), but Panda is just one of THOSE songs. - WonkeyDude98

I will admit he may sound like a Future ripoff but the more you listen to Panda, the more you realize he does differentiate in voice compared to Future. Besides he does have a good flow. - SelfDestruct

Panda actually has a very good flow of words. Desiigner might end up being a big thing if he keeps it up with some solid songs. - Mcgillacuddy

Give him a few years and he'll be one of the best ever to do it. - dtheking


I loved her music when I was 10. That was my "Christian pop" phase, and now I like Relient K. - RiverClanRocks

Back with her 3rd album "Young Dangerous Heart" She continues to become more mature as an artist as her lyrics become more deep and passionate.
Hot Songs
1. I Love You So Much ft. Tripp Lee
2. Take A Broken Heart ft. Derek Minor
3. Money$ On You
4. Sinking Deep - moonwolf

20HollynHolly Marie Miller, who goes by the stage name Hollyn, is a mixture of Pop, R&B, and a Singer and Songwriter of Christian music.V1 Comment
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