10 New Artists Defining the Sound of Now - Rolling Stone
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10 New Artists Defining the Sound of Now

Hear who’s next in punk, R&B and everything in between

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Matthew James Wilson

With streaming and social media creating one of the biggest deluges of new artists in pop history, it's hard to stand out among the crowd. Still, budding musicians across genres are blurring lines, innovating sounds and reconfiguring what it means to break through in the industry. From feminist male punks like SWMRS to modernized retro-soul specialist Giovanni James and undefinable teenage-sister duo Chloe x Halle, here are 10 of the best emerging artists of the year.


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