Emerging Music Superstars to Watch in 2022
Music is at the heart of culture. It has the power to unite people, demolish barriers, and give hope to the hopeless. Even with a global pandemic, young artists and songwriters continue to chase their dreams of becoming famous musicians. For a select few emerging stars in the music industry, that dream might soon become a reality.
Whether you’re looking for new artists to follow, or making a game plan for your next AUXGOD party game, here are three musicians that you should watch out for in 2022:
Sleepy Hallow – The future face of the rap game
Tegan Joshua Anthony Chambers, better known by his stage name, “Sleepy Hallow,” emigrated from Jamaica to Brooklyn as a child and immediately fell in love with rap. He started rapping and mastering his craft at the age of 12. Despite his struggles in school and a brief run-in with the law that resulted in a 3-week juvie detention, Sleepy Hallow continued chasing his dreams of becoming a rapper.
In 2018, he had a musical breakthrough when his single “Flows” went viral online and put Sleepy Hallow’s name on the map. Since then, he has released several successful mixtapes, including one in 2020 titled Sleepy for President, which quickly achieved an RIAA Platinum rating. Although Sleepy has already attained several impressive breakthroughs, he shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. At this rate, there’s a good chance Sleepy Hollow will be the face of the rap game in no time!
Jimmie Allen – Country music’s newest star.
With the recent popularity of viral country-themed songs like Old Town Road by Lil Nas X, the country genre has quickly become one of the music industry’s hottest categories!
Country songs are not just about cowboys, ranchers, and trucks anymore. Newer songs are incorporating more pop elements to attract a broader audience. With so many young artists joining the effort to keep country music relevant in the modern world, a few of them will inevitably emerge as superstars.
Introducing: Jimmie Allen. After nearly winning Season 10 of American Idol, Allen released two hit singles, Best Shot and Make Me Want To that topped the country music charts and got the industry’s attention.
Since then, Allen has become the first black solo performer to win New Male Artist of the Year at the 2021 ACM Awards, and he’s only getting started in his musical career. If you’re looking for an artist who can help you get the edge in your next AUXGOD Country Music Game, have a listen to some of Jimmie Allen’s country hits!
Oxlade – Putting a unique spin on pop music.
Pop music is one of the most popular genres around. With famous artists like the Weeknd, Taylor Swift, and Justin Beiber dominating the industry, young emerging singers can often get overshadowed by more established creators. Despite the intense competition, this new artist has made serious waves in the pop genre with his new approach to this popular music style.
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, AKA Oxlade, is a Nigerian pop singer who decided to put a twist on traditional pop music. By incorporating afro-fusion into RnB and pop, he has created a unique style within an already saturated market. The result? A near-instant rise to fame. Only a year after releasing his hit single “Away”, Oxlade has already acquired a notable fan following and even got a shoutout from Drake!
With his nearly superhuman rise to fame, no conversation about emerging artists is complete without mentioning Oxlade!
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