- Lil Uzi
- 21 Savage and Metro Boomin
- Rob $tone
- Young M.A
- Snow tha Product
Russ is a 24 year old rapper, song writer, singer, and music producer born in New Jersey on November 26, 1992. Russ has become a huge sensation with amazing songs such as losin control, pull the trigger, what they want, Do it myself, Manifest, etc making him become one of the most amazing artists to make a huge come up in 2016. He has sold out many shows at many venues all by himself without headlines or anything making him one of the few artists to be able to do that himself. Many popular artists can't sell out a whole venue but Russ sells out at mostly if not all his venues. He has even sold out shows back to back at certain venues making him the only artist to do that. He's one of my favorites and I hope to see more amazing things from him.
Ricardo Valdez Valentine also known as 6lack is a R&B artist born on June 24, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. 6lack was named was named as one of the 10 new artists to watch in November by Rolling Stone. He is known for his song “ PRBLMS ” released in June of 2016. His album Free 6lack, peaked at number 68 on Billboard’s 200 chart.
21 Savage or Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was born on October 22nd of 1992. He is a Hip Hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, on 1/18/17, 21 announced that he had signed onto Epic Records. He is known for many of his mix tapes as well as EPs Free Guwop and Savage mode with Metro Boomin, another fellow Atlanta artist. His EP “ Savage Mode ” peaked at number 44 on Billboard’s 200 making this his highest peaking EP to date. 21’s single “ X ” ft. Future was said to go platinum by Billboard making it his 1st platinum record.
Young M.A is a New York Hip Hop artist born on April 3, 1992. She started rapping at the age of 9 and has become a big sensation. In 2015 she released a song called “ Body Bag ” called a “ YouTube Hit ” by Rolling Stone. This past year, she released a popular single EVERYONE knows, “ Ooouuu ” making her become a huge sensation. The single peaked at number 19 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. In September of 2016, the song already had nearly 7 million plays. The song gained such popularity that many other artists did their own remix of the song such as French Montana, Asap Ferg, Tink,etc. Young M.A was also offered the role of “ Frieda Gatz ” on the popular TV show “ Empire ” but turned it down saying she wanted to focus on her rapping career first instead of being known as a fictional character.
These are just a few of the newer upcoming artists who hopefully bring us great music this year. There are plenty more artists who had an amazing 2016 year making a huge come up in the music world such as J Cole, Bryson Tiller, The Weeknd, etc. They made amazing songs who became very popular in the 2016 year. We hope to see more of these artists in the 2017 alongside some of the newer artists starting out in the music industry.