Top 10 Up and Coming Music Artists of 2016


The Top Ten

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

This Man is Gay Yes. he's making Pop Music for everyone, not just gays, but Jews, Metalheads, Emos, everyone or anyone can listen to Pop Music, and this guy is carrying the torch for truley unique and deep pop music.

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.

2 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie 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.

What other songwriter can name their songs after childhood things like Mrs. Potato head dolls and training wheels? No one can do that. Should be first, though this is one of the first times I have seen Mel this high on a TopTens list. The lowest I've ever seen her was 606!

So unique and amazing a puts a huge point out with her music

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.

One of the most creative singers with the most unique sounds at music industry.

3 NF NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

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

Yes he's back from his top charting album "Mansion" and he's storming with the lyrics in his new album "Therapy Session" which delves more into his past and the questions and regrets he has.
Hot Songs
1. Just Wanna Know
2. Oh Lord
3. Wait
4. Mansion ft. Fleurie - moonwolf

4 Oh Wonder Oh Wonder Oh 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.

This is so underrated.

Fabulous UK band with one of the most unique sounds around.
Hot Songs
1. Without You
2. Midnight Moon
3. Lose It
4. Drive - moonwolf

5 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

So glad she's in this Top 10 list, she totally deserves it! I would've voted for Melanie or Troye, but since they're #1 & #2 I've chosen to vote for Halsey, because she's still too underrated. I wish I would hear more of hear on the radio, not just always Closer, it's definitely not like all the other songs on her album.

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!

She's amazing! I'm so glad that her AMAZING 11/10 song Bad at Love is #20 on the Top 100 as of now. Halsey is just so amazing. 99999999999999999999999999999999999999/10 to her.

6 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

Yes! I love The Chainsmokers! 11/10 to them!

7 Kiiara Kiiara Kiara Saulters, known professionally as Kiiara, is an American singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Illinois. She is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Her 2015 single "Gold" peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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

8 Cupcakke Cupcakke Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.

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

I don't really like cupcakke and her songs, which all sound the same. 0/10 to her, sorry

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

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

9 Fleurie Fleurie

Music. What happened?! - AGK

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

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

The Contenders

11 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty 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.

Should be number 2 not number 2-1 - cs0417

12 Broods
13 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara Alessia Caracciolo, born on July 11th, 1996 is professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter.

Alessia Cara is hot in my opinion - dtheking

Should be number one in fact I'm listening to her right now
Best Songs
Here, Wild Things, 17, Scars to Your Beautiful - cs0417

14 Ryn Weaver Ryn Weaver Ryn 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.

Hot Songs
1. Promises
2. The Fool
3. Octahate
4. Stay Love - moonwolf

15 Zara Larsson Zara Larsson Zara 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.

16 Olivia O'Brien

TRUST ISSUES - moonwolf

17 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Lukas Graham is a pop-soul band from Copenhagen, Denmark. It is currently made up of Lukas Forchhammer, Mark Falgren, and Magnus Larsson.

Great album 7 years standout track - clalsh

18 Desiigner Desiigner Sidney Royel Selby III (born May 3, 1997), better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. He rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot more.

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

19 V.Rose V.Rose

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

20 Tori Kelly Tori Kelly Victoria Loren "Tori" Kelly is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who slowly gained recognition after starting to post videos on YouTube at the age of 14. When she was 16, Kelly auditioned for the singing competition television series American Idol.
21 Hollyn Hollyn Holly Marie Miller, who goes by the stage name Hollyn, is a mixture of Pop, R&B, and a Singer and Songwriter of Christian music.

Christian music's newest hip/rap and pop artist who's kickstarting her career with her first number 1 hit song "Alone"
Hot Songs
1. Alone ft.TRU
2. nothing' On You
3. Mine
4. All I Need Is You (Lecrea Cover) - moonwolf

22 Andra Day Andra Day Cassandra Monique "Andra" Batie, who goes by the stage name Andra Day, is an African-American singer and songwriter who has released one studio album and two singles.

Her voice is so amazing love her song rise up

Hot Songs
1. Rise Up
THAT VOICE IS LIKE *BAM* I did this lol :3 - moonwolf

23 Ruth B Ruth B

What is to say but say that her voice is just...just...well
Hot Songs
1. Lost Boy
2. 2 Poor Kids
3. Golden
4. Superficial Love - moonwolf

24 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily more.

Logic is by far one of the greatest rappers I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. I'd put him up there with slim shady himself.

Logic album under pressure blew my mind I'd recommend checking it out

25 Capital Kings Capital Kings Capital Kings is an American pop, electronic and Christian pop act currently consisting of producer and rapper Cole Walowac.

Capital Kings have been around for like, six years, and have been popular since around 2014. Still one of the most underrated music artists out there. - RiverClanRocks

Greatly talented!

Amazing music that continues to motivate and encourage... dope live performance too

Hot Songs
1. Into Your Arms Again
2. Northern Sky ft. KB
3. Believer
3. Live For The Drop
4. Fireblazin' - moonwolf

26 Aurora Aurora
27 Declan Mckenna

Brazil is such a amazing song!


28 Bishop Briggs
29 Houndmouth

Watch out for these guys. There about to blow up I can garente this. Go look up "Sedona". Very good

30 Jack Garratt
31 Witt Lowry
32 We Are Messengers
33 Alan Walker Alan Walker

I'd say he was up and coming a while ago, with Fade(d) and Spectre, but oh well...

34 Elohim
35 LA Priest
36 Jidenna

Long Live the Chief!

37 Tory Lanez Tory Lanez
38 Borns
39 Oyster Kids
40 The Underachievers
41 Agnez Mo
42 Queen Key

Chicago female rapper buzzing right now

43 Chthe'ilist
44 Eight Bells
45 The Virginmarys
46 Rising
47 Mantar
48 Caligula's Horse
49 Purson
50 Noah Cyrus Noah Cyrus Noah Lindsey Cyrus is an American actress and singer. She voiced the title role in the English version of the 2009 animated feature film Ponyo.
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Troye Sivan
2. Halsey
3. Melanie Martinez
1. Alessia Cara
2. Twenty One Pilots
3. The Chainsmokers
1. Olivia O'Brien
2. Fleurie
3. Kiiara

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