As 2018 winds to a close, there are many up and coming artists who made their mark who are expected to blow up in 2019. Below we have made a short list of artists to watch heading into the new year. Check out all the details below!
Six Artists That Are Expected To Blow Up In 2019
The Dreamville backed artist blew up in 2018 due to the release of his project DiCaprio 2. What’s scary about J.I.D is that he has tons of untapped potential, and his new project indicates that we have only heard the tip of the iceberg. It will be interesting to see how he builds off the release of DiCaprio 2, and how he’ll grow as an artist moving into 2019.
J.I.D – “151 Rum”
Flipp Dinero saw his career hit new heights with the success of his single titled “Leave Me Alone.” While his co-signs are still minimal, his recent success is expected to drive his career to the next level. In addition, already having a hit single will also create further momentum and gain more fans for his next release.
Flipp Dinero – “Leave Me Alone”
While the individual members of Shoreline Mafia have seen a large amount of success before joining the group, the hip-hop collective shot off big time in 2018. They’ve consistently released new music all year long, and they continue to get bigger with each release. In the realm of emerging hip-hop groups, they are at the very top.
Shoreline Mafia – “Bands”
After dropping his new album Northsbest earlier this year, Lil Mosey is bound to have his career break open even more due to the critical acclaim and co-signs that he’s received. His success can be seen most notably with his song “Noticed”, as it hit #80 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another huge factor is that he’s only 16, and has a ton of room to grow and mature as an artist. It will be interesting to see how he continues to grow his career heading into 2019.
Back in June, Jorja Smith dropped her debut album titled Lost & Found. After delivering several extended projects prior, she’s in a prime position to solidify her place in the hip-hop and R&B world. She’s also done high profile features by collaborating with artists such as Drake, as well as the TDE camp. If she can support her next project by having high profile features around it, she’s bound to jump quickly to the next level.
Cautious Clay had a huge 2018 by dropping a series of successful singles in addition to releasing his EP titled RESONANCE. He’s quickly gaining critical acclaim and a rapid growing fan base as well. He’s due for another full length project, and he’s positioned himself perfectly to drop more new music soon.