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7 Breakout Musicians You Should Follow in 2020


April 2, 2020

In the world of music, each year provides us with an opportunity to discover new artists. Whether you love R&B, country, hip-hop, rock, or anything in between, there are plenty of new artists emerging onto the music scene ready to take the world by storm. So here is a list of 7 artists you should follow in 2020 and add to your ONE ROQ playlist.  Kenny Mason If you’re looking for some hard-hitting hip-hop with that new school flavor, Kenny Mason is certainly not one to sleep on. Bringing complex flows, mind-boggling punch lines, and high-energy beats, Kenny Mason is an artist you will play everywhere – from the gym to your car on the way to your favorite party venue. His songs “Hit,” “Angelic Hoodrat,” and “Nike 2” bring that carefree hip-hop sound that many people gravitate towards. If you’re the type who needs high-energy bars and a locked-and-loaded drum machine, Kenny Mason is a tough act to beat.  Trevor Wesley If you’re seeking pop with a bit of soul, Trevor Wesley is one to watch. Although he has been in the industry for years, his soulful, melodic tunes have recently made traction, making him an up-and-coming star, according to industry insiders. His songs “Chivalry is Dead,” “Bae,” and “Just a Fling,” are refreshingly catchy tracks that seem to linger in the mind long after they’re played. Luke Combs On the other hand, if you’re a little bit country, it’s highly possible that you’ll absolutely love Luke Combs. Singles such as “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” and “One Number Away” have proven that this artist is well on his way to achieving greatness in the genre. Although he’s from a younger generation compared to many country greats, Luke Combs brings the classic country sound that so many have come to know and love. Whether you want to have a backyard BBQ or want to do a little solo line-dancing in the house, Luke Combs has a song that is perfect for you.  Swae Lee Although you may know him as half of the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee has been stepping out on his own as of late. His tracks “Won’t Be Late,” “Sextasy,” and “Unforgettable“ have made waves on the pop and hip-hop charts for quite some time. Like a breath of fresh air to the hip-hop scene, Swae Lee’s melodic tracks are fun, sexy, and lyrical. No matter if he continues to stand alone or opts to release more music with his talented, slightly rough-around-the-edges brother, Slim Jxmmi, this man will continue to release music that makes you dance.  UMI Creating music that fuses R&B, alternative neo-soul, and lo-fi production, UMI has helped breathe new life into a genre that many believed was almost expired. Her songs “River,” “Remember Me,” and “Love Affair” are as soulful as they are melodious. Giving calming, sensual vibes, UMI’s music is the perfect soundtrack for any relaxing moment – from a spa day to a romantic night for two.  Brevin Kim If you’re always searching for something exciting, you’ll love Brevin Kim. Heralded for making timeless music with a modern twist, this shape-shifting duo is classified as a country-trap hybrid. Comprised of two brothers, Brendan and Callin Paulhus, this duo makes catchy tunes that make it hard for you not to bob your head along to the beat. Their tracks “Somebody Some Body” and “Hangover” are favorites. So whether you’re listening to music on a long walk or are headed to a ONE ROQ Members-Only event, Brevin Kim should make their way onto your playlist.  BEAM The artist formerly known as Tyshane and Elite, BEAM’s melodic hits and beats have taken the music scene by surprise. Although he began his career as a music producer, he has evolved into a rap artist that many have taken note of. He’s still fairly new to the game, but he has already worked with the likes of Lecrae, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, and more. His songs “Lost” and “Cactus” have taken rap music to a new, interesting level. His sound fits right in with many of the modern-day rap artists, yet stands out in a way that suggests we’ll be listening to him for years.

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