Charli XCX opens up 2015 with her debut album, Sucker. Although, Charli has been around ever since 2012. Her fame escalated when she featured in Icona Pop's single, I Love It. Then, when she came out with Boom Clap for The Fault In Our Star's soundtrack, she was definitely in everybody's radar. Although not that different from her previous sound, Sucker, in my opinion, has more of a sexy, 90s grunge kind of sound with her trademark fast electro beats accompanying it. It's surely an album every girl has to listen to, especially now that the Rolling Stones has named it the Best Pop Album of 2014 (note that Boom Clap was released on that year, but it wasn't until January of 2015 did she release the full album).
Being Adam Levine's first ever protégé has to merit a bit of pressure on you to be as good as, if not better, than Adam Levine. But I think Rozzi Crane can live up to that expectation. She became an artist to watch because some her original songs have been featured in Lifetime Television's "Sins Of a Mother" and because of the song she's been featured in in Maroon 5's song in the Hunger Games soundtrack. She's just released an EP that totally reflects her soulful sound.
Daniela Andrade is best known for her Youtube covers mainly because of it's super laid-back and mellow sound. She released her first EP in 2012 entitled Things We've Said, and is set to release a full-length album. If you're into softer music with the likes of Norah Jones, she's definitely one to look out for!
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