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21 Artists to Watch for 2022

The entertainment industry is rife with talent. Through the use of various streaming platforms, almost anyone can put out music nowadays. With the saturated market, it can be hard to find artists truly worth listening to. To help with this dilemma, we’ve compiled a list of the top 21 artists to watch for 2022. 

  1. Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is a singer and songwriter who started out as a model. Hailing from London and born to Kosovar-Albanian parents, Dua signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2014 and released her debut album in 2017. 


Instagram: @dualipa 

  1. Suzette Shanle

Suzette is a multifaceted artist. Her training has been a lifetime of experience. The combination of early art and writing throughout her life has made her success a given. Her positive outlook radiates throughout her work, first in her paintings and then in her most recent clothing line on Le Galeriste.

Suzette published her first book titled Suzette’s Daddy Issues. She wrote what she knew, making her first book fun and a tribute to her resilient family as they progressed through the decades of crime and violence from her many fathers.

After 30 years in the beauty business, she is enjoying her retirement with her family: her husband, a successful 3rd-generation farmer, and her son, 27, who completed his army service and is now working on the farm. She has been traveling with her children since they were little as her restless curious spirit looms. Her two teen daughters get to enjoy the ride.

She is now producing a television series titled after her book and finishing the script with a known writer. She is being represented by Brandon Blake at Blake and Wang.

Instagram: @suzetteshanle

Facebook: Suzzette Shanle 

  1. Drew Lines

Andrew D Wold (born December 27, 1984), known professionally as Drew Lines, is an American hip-hop artist and songwriter currently residing in Green Bay Wisconsin, with his wife Quinn and their three children. Drew Lines became the first hip-hop artist to be signed by Stryker Records, a label known primarily for releasing rock music. Though being the most recent artist signed to Stryker Records, Drew is no stranger to the music scene nor a stranger to the writing process that goes along with it.

In the summer of 2020 Drew Lines and Stryker Records inked a deal. That deal would bring future recording efforts to the Universal Music Group in Nashville by December. The Drew Lines singles “Rise” and “Love is War” would be recorded by multi-platinum producer, Malcolm Springer, at The House of Blues Studio. This past fall, “Rise” topped the NACC (US and Canada) chart at #18 as well as the M3 Radio chart in Brooklyn, NY at #1 in the hip-hop category and #1 on the “all genre” top 30 chart.

The latest buzz in the music world brings news of an upcoming track that’s sure to captivate hip-hop fans worldwide. Stryker Records released a Drew Lines hip-hop remix of the hard-hitting Saving Abel song, “15 Minutes of Fame” on March 11th. The song was produced by Malcolm Springer and Scott Wilson, at the House of Blues Studio in Nashville, and performances by Scotty Austin and Jason Null will be heard on the track. Tune into your FM dial anywhere in North America to hear 15 Minutes of Fame feat. Scotty Austin.

Facebook: Drew Lines

Instagram: @drew_lines_official  

  1. Curt Cannabis

Curt Cannabis  is a veteran musician who entered the music industry as Curt Cannabis in 2016.  He released a few demos, which propelled his name to greater heights. In 2019, Curt recruited three legendary musicians to back him up.  Curt Cannabis is a high-energy, upbeat pop-punk rock recording artist that is captivating audiences across the United States and Europe.

Curt’s first release, “Monkey,” is upbeat with a video parody of ’80s bands. The 2nd release, “Falling Sensation,” is a single revolving around a colorful yet tragic story, delivered from a real life perspective. The song also came with a music video that garnered over 300,600 views on YouTube since its launch in March. The bass on the 2nd and 3rd EP was done by Riccardo Daga (from the band FANKAZ, owner of the Titans Lab Recording Studio), Brian Dinger was on guitar, and Matt Call was on drums. Both were recorded in Ferrara, Italy,  at Titans Lab Recording Studio. His 3rd EP “Sad but True” will be released in the summer of 2022.

Now a Curt Cannabis clothing line is in the works because the world would be a cooler place if we all wore Cannabis.

Website: https://curtcannabis.com/ 

  1. Lisa Kastner

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Lisa Kastner is the Founder and Executive Editor of the award-winning content creation and distribution companies of Running Wild Press, where they publish great stories that don’t fit neatly in a box, and RIZE Press, where they publish great genre stories written by people of color and other underrepresented groups. Writing under the pen name Kali Metis, she’s the acclaimed author of CURE about Luna Auber, whose brother commits suicide apparently due to a terminal illness. She will later discover his illness was misdiagnosed. The shaking was in fact the early stages of his transformation. He was a shapeshifter; a lycanthrope. And her own shaking has begun.

Running Wild has been honored with two best of 2019 and two best of 2020 books according to Kirkus Reviews as well as several starred reviews and additional acclaim. Lisa was named to Yahoo Finance’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021 and nominated to FORBES NEXT 1000, a list of American self-funded entrepreneurs who continue to strive during the challenging times of COVID. She was named to New York Weekly’s Top Ten Females to Watch in 2021, LA Wire’s Top 10 Businesses to Watch in 2021, and was featured in the August/September 2021 edition of FORBES.

Website: www.runningwildpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/runningwildpress; www.facebook.com/rwprize

Twitter: @runwildbooks; @RizeRWP

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZsgnRW_PakI0LSvMXN5og

  1. Karen Bassily

Karen Bassily is a 21-year-old model who has been published and featured on the cover of several magazines like Gmaro Magazine, Pump Magazine, Vigour Magazine, and MALVIE Magazine. Bassily is of Egyptian and American descent.  

The modeling prodigy was born in Cairo, Egypt, and is currently living in Laguna Niguel, California. Bassily has been modeling for over 5 years. She participated in a modeling competition called Miss Fashion Globale in Destin, Florida, where snatched 5th place. 

Recently, she was featured in a music video for an Egyptian singer named Ahmed Kamal in a song named “Makan El Amar.” The song is an Arabic break up song that was aired on TV in Egypt.

Instagram: @queenbassilyy  

YouTube: Ahmed Kamal – Makan El Qamar

Website: www.bassilytilly.wixsite.com/karenbassily 

  1. Eminem


Eminem, who was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of over 220 million records.

Instagram: @eminem

  1. Joseph Thomas Wilson

“IT” is an original rock and roll band consisting of Joe Wilson, composer-songwriter, vocals, and a lead guitarist with innovative, screaming licks. Dave Metzger, bassist, backup vocals, and Moog Taurus bass pedals, is one the most versatile bottom sections around with the ability to balance out the sound while playing at incredible speeds. Dave has had the pleasure of playing in a band with the great Jake E. Lee of Ozzy Osbourne fame and with Bobby Caldwell. He really rounds the sound out well in combination with TIM THOMPSON, percussionist, singer-songwriter, the powerful driving engine that provides the horsepower for this fine tuned machine.

Tim has shared the stage with such greats as Blue Cheer, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Bob Seger, Procol Harum, MC-5, and the eternal Doors.

Forever in and out of time in the greater California area, the men have worked to develop a quick and unique, totally original sound reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, yet diverse enough to qualify in other categories as well. The aim of the group is to entertain the masses of people throughout the United States and the world. An English sounding American music band, this is “IT.”

Instagram: @joemommait

Website: www.it.hearnow.com

  1. Sara McCoy

Born Sara McCoy, SaraSoUnique is the epitome of versatility. As a singer, rapper, and music producer, the artist never fails to amaze and captivate music lovers worldwide. SaraSoUnique was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in North Carolina. Music came to the artist at an early age; a passion developed from age two. Since then, SaraSoUniuqe has been fostering her innate talent. She is a self-taught producer who has made incredible beats from her laptop to her cell phone. With her debut single, “Runnin’ Up the Check,” she is ready to take on greater heights. In addition, SaraSoUniue aims to collaborate with other artists who are also on the rise to widen her flourishing network. The singer also revealed that her new EP is currently in the works, and she is continually brewing fresh music for her upcoming shows. With her fanbase substantially growing by the day, SaraSoUnique gets more motivated to share her talent with the world.

Website: https://linktr.ee/SaraSoUnique 

Instagram: @SaraSoUnique 

  1. Ruby Smith

Spicy from Cincinnati, Ohio, Ruby Smith brings the heat with a new single “Hands by Spicy” and is available on all platforms. Spicy, a traveling surgical tech, travels the world working in the operating room and is promoting her music everywhere she travels. #roadtripwithspicy

Facebook: Ruby Smith

YouTube: Hands By: Spicy

Website: www.spicy.hearnow.com/hands 

Instagram: @Spicy513

  1. Aaron Ableman

What happens when you mix Charlie Chaplin, Yogananda, and Eminem in an organic green smoothie? Aaron Ableman! An award-winning multi-hyphenate who fits no boxes (well, except the beatboxing he loves to do with his five-year-old), Ableman is a renowned storyteller, rapper, poet, producer, actor, director, educator and activist. Don’t worry if you can’t remember any of that because his art is all in service to social, environmental, and mental-health related causes. Whether it’s saving arts and mindfulness programs at schools, building community gardens or inspiring a celebrity-studded movement to #savesoil, Ableman has dedicated his life to the moral conviction that the universe is inherently good. Aaron has worked with the likes of U2, Sadghuru, Joan Baez, Maejor Music, KRS One, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, and is a sought after entertainer around the globe. His life and work have been heralded in publications such as the LA Times, CNN, MTV, New York Times, and the SF Examiner. Though Ableman’s work has garnered many awards, working with celebrities and world leaders, championing the causes of this generation, most important is his humble service to bringing people together across the planet through the arts.

Website: www.aaronableman.com

Instagram: @aaron.ableman

  1. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a country music career at 14 years old. She signed a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and a record deal with Big Machine Records in 2005. She released her debut album in 2006.

Instagram: @taylorswift

  1. Adele

Adele, whose full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, is an English singer and songwriter. She has sold over 120 million records and has won fifteen Grammy Awards and twelve Brit Awards. In 2011, 2012, and 2016, Billboard named her Artist of the Year. After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings.

Instagram: @adele

  1. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, born Edward Christopher Sheeran, was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He began writing songs around the age of eleven. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, and in September of the same year, his debut album was released and topped the UK Albums Chart.

Instagram: @teddysphotos

  1. Lady Gaga

Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame with her debut album, The Fame, with the chart-topping singles, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” She has 12 Grammy Awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards, awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fall, and recognition as Billboard’s Artist of the Year for 2010 and Woman of the Year for 2015.

Instagram: @ladygaga

  1. Katy Perry

Katy Perry, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. Her rise to fame started with her second album and major label debut, One of the Boys. The album also had singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold,” which reached number 1 and 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Instagram: @katyperry

  1. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has won two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and 26 Guinness World Records. She started her career on Broadway, playing a role in the 2008 musical 13. She then went on to play Cat Valentine in Victorious. She signed with Republic Records in 2011. 

Instagram: @arianagrande
 

  1. Rihanna

Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is a Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados. Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers, who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes.

Instagram: @rihannaofficilal

  1. The Weeknd

The Weeknd, who was born as Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer. He signed with Republic Records and rereleased his mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, in the compilation album Trilogy. The Weeknd has won three Grammy Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, 15 Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an Academy Award nomination.

Instagram @theweeknd

  1. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He was part of the boy band NSYNC, where he was one of the two lead vocalists. He released his R&B focused debut solo album Justified in 2002, and it won two Grammy Awards.

Instagram: @justintimberlake

  1. Bruno Mars

    Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, disco, and rock.
    https://www.instagram.com/brunomars/ 

     

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