Seven of the top new artists of the year were duos or groups. These are the top 10 new pop artists of Macklemore met Ryan Lewis in , the pair became good friends and were soon working together. Their debut album as a duo The Heist was released in October and with the wind of critical buzz at their back it debuted at 2. Soon "Thrift Shop" climbed into the Billboard Hot and it became a massive hit early in when it hit 1 on the pop singles chart. The duo earned seven Grammy Award nominations and won four. It was a moderate commercial success peaking at 4 on the album chart and including the 12 charting single "Downtown. Watch "Can't Hold Us". However, it was not officially released commercially until March of
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Had you heard of Lorde at the end of ? Could you rattle off a Chance The Rapper verse this time last year? Did you know that the No. That's the beautiful part of popular music: every year, a crop of fresh-faced artists challenges the veteran brain trust with new ideas, bold sounds and compelling background stories. Check out our list of the 10 breakout stars of -- the artists who might not have been household names when the year began, but now are as unavoidable as the biggest names in music. With one pissed-off pop anthem, Swedish duo Icona Pop graced "Girls," soared into the Top 10 of the Hot chart and got to pump their fists on nearly every single television program that features musical performances. Icona Pop already has one hit that you can't dislodge from your brain, and the duo's next act is in full swing.
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But thanks to the multi-talent's self-titled debut album released last year, the brunette with model looks and a killer songwriting wit to match has quickly emerged as a bona fide country star in her own right. Listen for her latest radio single, "I Hope It Rains. In the two years after he signed with Broken Bow Records, Tennessee native Dustin Lynch wrote more than songs, including his would-be breakout, the slow-burner of a single "Cowboys And Angels," which was later nominated for Single of the Year at the American Country Awards. This feisty Texas-raised brunette dropped one of 's most talked-about albums of any genre.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. Throughout a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information. For , the list was published on December 13, calculated with data from December 1, to November 30, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.