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(L-R) Emre Turkmen, Olly Alexander and Mikey Goldsworthy of Years & Years (Mike Massaro/Interscope Records)

New Music to Know: Years & Years on ‘King’, Ariana Grande & Being the Next Big Thing

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander left a burgeoning acting career for music, and considering the success of single ‘King,’ it was a smart decision.

06/18/2015

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New Music to Know: Life of Dillon Set the Sound of Summer with ‘Overload’

With ‘Overload,’ British pop trio Life of Dillon may already have the song of summer 2015. And summer is still a month away.

05/01/2015

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New Music To Know: MisterWives Leave Their Ego at the Door

MisterWives’ debut LP exhibits the many elements that make up the band’s collective musical personality: a bit of rocksteady reggae, a dash of Broadway balladeering, a splash of EDM and heaping helpings of neon-tinted new wave.

02/19/2015

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New Music to Know: Seinabo Sey Is a Pop Star Who is Wise Beyond Her 24 Years

Swedish singer Seinabo Sey may be just 24 years old, but her music has a level of maturity and introspection not usually offered by songs in rotation on the radio. Where her song ‘Younger’ is right now.

02/06/2015

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New Music to Know: George Ezra Prepares to Take Over America, with a Little Help from Sam Smith

The English singer, who is already a household name overseas, is gearing up to have a Sam Smith-like year of his own.

01/15/2015

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New Music to Know: Niia Finds Her Voice With a Little Help from James Bond

“Some artists love that power of swooping in and watching the crowd eat out of their hand,” Niia says. “But for me, it’s a little scary and I think I realized we both can play the vulnerability card. Me as the artist, them as the audience.”

11/14/2014

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New Music to Know: Shawn Mendes Vines His Way to Pop Stardom

For the emerging teen pop star, music stardom is coming six seconds at a time.

08/14/2014

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New Music To Know: Ella Henderson Is Coming For America

The Brit got her start back in 2012 when she appeared on UK’s The X Factor. She was an early favorite to win with famous backers like Cher, Adele and Leona Lewis tweeting her praises, but she would only end up coming in sixth. But don’t feel sorry for her, she’s got her sights on a much bigger prize: America.

08/07/2014

(Courtesy of Republic Records)

New Music To Know: Jetta Talks Insects, Joy Williams & That Little Google Video

Her song, “Feels Like Coming Home,” was used to soundtrack last year’s “Google Zeitgeist” video, which has been seen over 31 million times on YouTube. And probably induced even more tears. Not a bad way to make your debut.

03/20/2014

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New Music to Know: Sam Smith Writes Songs for Lonely People

“I’ve never been in a relationship before,” Smith says. ” I wanted to write an album for lonely people, because I don’t think there’s been enough music out there that talks about unrequited love.”

03/13/2014

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