The Artists to Watch in 2018


Having supported Lorde on tour, featured on the Grammy nominated single ‘1-800-273-8255’ alongside Logic and Alessia Cara, and having released his own album ‘American Teen’, also nominated for a Grammy, it’s safe to say 2017 has been a pretty good year for Khalid. However at only 19, we can expect much more to come from the contemporary R&B/ Pop singer in 2018.
Listen to his single ‘Young, Dumb and Broke’:

Fickle Friends

Despite touring for over 2 years prior to 2017, this was the year Brighton indie pop band Fickle Friends were finally signed to the label Polydor Records and have since recorded their debut album set for release in March 2018. Until then, their EP, as well as numerous gigs have caused Fickle Friends to already amass quite a following and reputation, which is only set to grow in reach in 2018.
Listen to our top pick ‘Glue’ here:

Jessie Reyez

Having released her debut album ‘Kiddo’ in April 2017, Jessie Reyez is set to be an artist to watch, with her most played song to date ‘Figures’ having over 27 million streams on Spotify alone. Reyez’s mash-up of the soul, acoustic and pop genres are sure to please many listeners in 2018. The Columbian-Canadian soulful R&B singer has also featured on Calvin Harris’ album ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vo.1’, so expect even more great things from Reyez in 2018.
Listen to our top pick ‘Figures’ here:

Astrid S

After making significant ground in the last year with the release of the EP’s ‘Astrid S’ in 2016 and ‘Party’s Over’ in 2017, the Norwegian pop singer, Astrid Smeplass is set for a swift entrance into the charts in 2018 – she’s even featured on singles by the likes of Shawn Mendes (‘Air’) and The Vamps (‘Last Night’).
Listen to our top pick ‘Breathe’ here:

Hey Violet

American pop punk band Hey Violet came on the scene in a big way earlier this year with the release of their hit songs ‘Guys My Age’ and ‘Break my Heart’. After supporting Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer on two tours, they released their first studio album in June, entitled ‘From the Outside’, and it doesn’t contain a dull moment.
Listen to their single ‘Break my Heart’ here:



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Lucy Young
Music writer from London. Lover of all music genres, fashion, iced coffee and glitter. In between writing and watching gigs I'm probably Instagramming pictures of veggie burgers or looking up cocktail recipes.

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