2019 had seen many young artists suddenly appearing out of nowhere and immediately knocking it out of the park. We added more new names to our playlist than ever before, but these five artists really made the biggest splash.
Lil Nas X
This time last year, Lil Nas X had been living with his sister after dropping out of college. His life turned upside down after his breakout hit “Old Town Road” broke new grounds by spending 19 consecutive weeks on the top spot of Billboard Hot 100.
It’s really a shame that it took this long for the world to discover Lizzo since her biggest hits came out years ago. Her time to shine is finally here, and her journey to the top of the charts is truly inspiring.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion gave us one of the catchiest songs (and most popular hashtags) of the year with “Hot Girl Summer” and we’re looking forward to seeing what she’s going to do next.
Ava Max dropped one of the biggest radio hits of the year with “Sweet but Psycho” and her singles “So Am I” and “Torn” have proven she’s no one-hit-wonder.
Summer Walker’s debut album Over It peaked at no. 2 on Billboard 200 chart, and her hit single “Playing Games” is the sign of bigger things to come.