Music Artists on the Rise (and anticipated album releases)


Conan Gray

         Genre:Indie pop, Pop

Background: Born and raised in Georgetown, Texas, Conan Gray’s music career started when he began uploading vlogs, covers, and original songs to Youtube. Gray went to UCLA for college, which was a pretty drastic change from his small Texas town (which inspired his song “Comfort Crowd”). Conan Gray signed a record deal with Republic Records in 2018. The debut of Gray’s album Kid Krowreally put him on the map, as it debuted at #5 on the US Billboard 2020.

         Most Popular Songs:“Heather”, “Maniac”, “Crush Culture”

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girl in red

Genre:Indie pop

         Background: Marie Ulven (aka girl in red) is a Norwegian indie pop singer-songwriter. She has appealed to many people in recent years with her “bedroom pop anthems about romance and mental health.” In 2018, her single “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” gained over 150 million streams online, and was listed at #9 on The New York Times list of “The 68 Best Songs of 2018.” girl in red has also been named a “queer icon” by Paper Magazineand a “phenomenon” that is “one of the most astute and exciting singer-songwriters working in the world of guitar music” by The New York Times.

Most Popular Songs: “We Fell in Love in October”, “I wanna be your girlfriend, girls”, “midnight love”

Girl in Red - Wikipedia



Genre:Indie/alternative rock

         Background: Wallows is an American indie/alternative rock band composed of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston. They began releasing songs independently in April of 2017, starting with their song “Pleaser,” which reached #2 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart. Since then, they have signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and released two albums: Spring(2018) and Nothing Happens(2019). Their recent hit “Are Your Bored Yet? (ft. Clairo)” really put them on the map.

Most Popular Songs:“Are You Bored Yet? (ft. Clairo)”, “Scrawny”, “These Days”, “Pleaser”, “Remember When”

Leah's Music Prediction: Alt-Rock band The Wallows | The Slate



         Genre:Pop, Indie pop

         Background: Finneas O’Connell (aka FINNEAS) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. FINNEAS has written and produced music for various artists, but he is very well known for writing and producing music for his sister Billie Eilish. He won six Grammy Awards, which include: Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, the Best Engineered Album, and Non-Classical (for his work on Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?). His most successful song to date is “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night,” which peaked at #17 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart. FINNEAS also recently dropped a single on November 7th, titled “Where the Poison Is.”

         Most Popular Songs: “Break My Heart Again”, “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”, “I Lost a Friend”, “I Don’t Miss You at All”

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100 gecs

         Genre: experimental, hip hop, electronic pop, hyper pop

Background: 100 gecs is an American musical duo, which includes Dylan Brady and Laura Les. The duo grew up in suburban St. Louis and met in high school before starting to collaborate in 2015. Their music has been noted for its often chaotic mixture of various genres and styles.

Most Popular Songs: “money machine”, “hand crushed by a mallet”, “stupid horse”, “800db cloud”

How 100 Gecs Are Making Music 'Super Fun' Again, One Gec At A Time - MTV




Shawn Mendes – Wonder

         Release Date: December 4, 2020

Wonder (Shawn Mendes album) - Wikipedia


Artic Monkeys – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Release Date: December 4, 2020

Arctic Monkeys announce new live album from London's Royal Albert Hall


Foster the People – In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing – EP

Release Date: December 11, 2020

Foster the People - In the Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius