Holiday Playlist

1) Daya

Not being your average high schooler, pop singer, Daya,

already has three top charting songs that communicates the

message of female empowerment. Performing with bands

such as the Chainsmokers and selling out events like

Coachella, Daya is in a world full of success and is definitely

no one hit wonder.

2) Elise Davis

Country artist Elise Davis released the Life EP this year

which offers a glance inside the bliss and tribulations of a

born musician making her way of downtown Nashville. Elise

lets people know that life isn’t always pretty and as she

sticks to that message gives her the opportunity to be

destined for a different kind of prominence.

3) Troller

An Austin originating rock band with a dark, heavy, exciting

sound performed at SXSW which had everyone wondering

who they were. The three members, Amber Star-Goers,

Adam Jones, and Justin Star-Goers are considered very

dark and very raw, both ugly and beautiful, full of exhilarating

melodies that blow richly through dewy electronic dungeons.

4) A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

New York’s upcoming artist from the Bronx’s Highbridge

neighborhood Artist Dubose, frequently known as A Boogie Wit

Da Hoodie, has the east coast on cloud nine with his street rap

and R&B type of flow. The 20 year old possesses a euphonic

sound and versatility that could lead him to be the next big thing in

hip hop.

5) Nao

British singer-songwriter and record producer Nao, "neigh-oh”,

has a soul combined with electronic music, funk, and R&B type

of sound. Nao has been working towards music almost her

entire life and was even named as a nominee for the 2015

MOBO Awards. Although everything is still pretty old school

with her she continues to work towards success. July 29 of this

year she released her debut album For All We Know.

6) Billie Marten

Billie Marten, 17, is "a mix between acoustic and quite folky

and a little indie.” She was discovered doing a cover version of

Lucy Rose’s “Middle Bed” through YouTube and not realizing

how quickly it could disperse, she signed to Chess Club

Records in 2015 and was nominated for the BBC Sound of

2016. Marten sets for stardom and has toured with fellow folk

singer Lucy Rose and also played the BBC Introducing Stage

at the Reading Festival.

7) Briana Babineaux

Briana, who also goes by the stage name Bri, is an urban

contemporary gospel artist and musician. Her music career

began on her YouTube channel where she received hundreds

of thousands of views. She professionally started recording

music in 2015 and released her first album, Keys to My Heart,

in 2016 which went number one on Billboards Top Gospel


8) Chronixx

Jamaican reggae artist, Chronixx, has his music branded as

“Reggae Revival”. His lyrical content revolves around themes

of anti-war, romantic declarations, and resiliency. In 2014 he

won Culture Artist of the Year, Best New Artist, and Entertainer

of the Year at the Linkage Awards in New York. His agile

vocals reveal a righteous rage as persuasively as the eternal

love he expresses for his native land on “Smile Jamaica”.

9) Esperanza Spalding

Jazz singer, bassist, and cellist Esperanza Spalding erupted

onto the music scene when her first debut album Junjo

released in 2006 and received reviews from the New York

Times. Spalding has went on to receive multiple Grammys

including Best New Artist of 2010 being the first jazz musician

to garner this award.

10) Lady Leshurr

Melesha O’ Garro, also known as Lady Leshurr is an English

rapper, singer, and producer. Influenced by NWA and the

rapper Eminem, her unique style and rap skill comprise of both

grime and house music which led her to win second place in

the Best Female category of the Official Mixtape Awards 2011.

Leshurr was previously considered “ill” according to the

“Tyrone” singer, Erykah Badu for many good reasons. Her

freestyles, Queen Speech, received hundreds of thousands of

views which help her to continue in her success and soon

become a major artist.

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