In this content-driven reality we now live in, those that provide the most value and buzz online get the most attention. So for anyone looking for musical artists that constantly draw in followers from far and wide, we’ve put together a list of the ten you should start following today.
Whether it’s their great music, entertaining content, storytelling, or massively valuable snippets of music drops, these artists will constantly deliver excitement to anyone who follows them. So here are the top ten artists to follow on social media.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the name Eminem should ring a bell. The star is the genius behind the antics of Slim Shady and an icon in the rap and hip hop world. However, you might not know that his Instagram account is a factory for entertaining snippets with other artists like Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, West Side Boogie, and many others. So it’s no wonder why he has 36 million followers and counting.
2. Thomas Paxton Whitaker
Thomas Paxton Whitaker, is a Carrollton, Georgia, based American poet, entrepreneur, and rapper, who is also known as the artist, Rook. Thomas founded his independent record label, and video production company, Rook Enterprises/Fortress Records, in 2004. Some of Thomas’ musical influences include The Beatles, Eddie Money, The Eagles, and Tesla. His vocal and lyrical styles are often compared to one of his very favorite artists, Eminem. Persevering through a plethora of trials and tribulations, Rook has finally managed to set a release date for his debut album, First Come First Served, which is slated to hit the market on September 16, 2022. His first single, “I’m Not”, featuring Georgia born vocalist, Rachel Hellen, will be available for purchase on August 25, 2022.
3. Ill JuUl
Ill JuUI is an artist diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder back in 2019. He started pursuing music back in 2019 and has never looked back since. He delivers songs constantly and offers a style that stands out from the crowd. His most recent album tells the story of overcoming one’s biggest fears. However, the artist says it also shows how his mind works.
4. Willie J.
Willie J has been advancing rapidly through the international scene as an artist that deserves global renown. He’s a serial entrepreneur that runs the number one company on New York Weekly’s fastest growing companies of 2021. Apart from his business, he also dedicates himself to creating top-tier music. His massively successful EP album “Sunshine with the Rain” has now accumulated over 4 million streams and still growing fast.
5. J Casa
J Casa is a rapper, singer, and producer based in London, United Kingdom. He’s the artist behind killer tracks like “Take Me Away” and “Time to Wonder.” When he isn’t posting about his music online, he’s sharing snippets of his antics and adventures as he travels across Europe sharing his music with other people. The artist is best known for combining poetry and great storytelling in his music.
You might have heard his music on one of the most widely-used stitches on TikTok. “You make flowers bloom; you make hearts collide.” Anees has been on his way to the top these past few years. And over 500,000 Instagram followers and 3 million listens on Spotify won’t lie— he’s got some great content on his social media channels. Some of his most famous songs today include “sun and moon,” “drunk on myself,” “love is crazy,” and many more.
7. Freddy Kalas
Fredrik Auke, also known as Freddy Kalas, is a Norwegian singer and performer under the banner of Alter Ego Music. His first popular hit was the song “Pinne for landet,” which topped the leading Norwegian music chart VG lista. Freddy joined the Norwegian competition Melodi Grand Prix in 2016 in a run to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. He reached the top four in that run and proved to be one of the country’s musical greats of this generation.
8. Jonas Blue
It was in 2015 when Jonas Blue hit musical airwaves with his electronic dance version of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” The song became a top track on the UK’s charts and would reach other countries in time. The artist then followed that song up with “Perfect Strangers” and “By Your Side.” So apart from being a DJ, he’s also a songwriter and record producer. Jonas has over 560,000 followers on Instagram.
9. Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi’s musical career began when he was only eighteen. His manager, Ryan Walter, discovered him through a phone recording uploaded to his Soundcloud account. Since then, he has moved to the United States and has performed before some of the biggest crowds countless times. The artist’s famous songs include “Bruises,” “Before You Go,” “Someone You Loved,” and many others. The artist’s latest album is entitled Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.
Indila is a thirty-eight-year-old artist from France who has collaborated with many of the most notable names in French music. Her real name is Adila Sedraia. The artist’s breakthrough track was her first single, “Dernière danse,” which she released in November 2013. The song reached the second spot on Syndicat National de l’Édition Phonographique. The artist currently has over 247,000 followers on Instagram.
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