Some of these artists are on the cusp of mainstream radio airplay, while others are total hidden gems. What they share in common is at least one reader (and in most cases, many more) wanted to share how much they love that particular artist/group!
Who she is: Canadian singer/songwriter
Why you should listen: No one does cross-genre experimental pop quite like fashion icon Grimes. How many other artists can say they’ve opened for a Diplo/Skrillex co-headlining tour AND Lana Del Rey?
— Suggested by Hadley Rankin, Facebook
Who she is: American country singer/songwriter
Why you should listen: She’s a Grammy winner. She’s played Saturday Night Live. But because she’s a country artist, Morris might be snubbed from playlists by those who don’t love the genre. Don’t make that mistake. She’s got a poppier/rockier sound that will be PERFECT for the summer.
— Suggested by aliciarae113
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