Keep an eye on these upcoming artists

By The Gigstarter Team on 02-01-2023

2023 just started, the perfect time to take a look at all the many talented up-and-coming artists in the music industry. Don't you agree it is exciting to discover new talent and follow them along their journey of growing their career? There's something special about being able to say "I discovered them before they blew up". From pop to hip hop to indie rock, there is no shortage of talent out there just waiting to be discovered. We selected a few artists that you might want to keep an eye on.

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1. Beabadoobee

This young singer-songwriter from the Philippines has been making waves with her dreamy indie-pop sound and relatable lyrics. She has already released several EPs and singles, and is set to release her debut album in 2021. Beabadoobee first gained popularity with her song "Coffee," which has since racked up millions of streams on Spotify.

2. Phoebe Bridgers

If you're a fan of indie rock, you'll definitely want to check out Phoebe Bridgers. This Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has been praised for her raw, emotional songwriting and has already released two critically-acclaimed albums. Phoebe first gained attention with her 2017 album "Stranger in the Alps," which was praised for its intimate and emotive songwriting. She has also collaborated with other artists such as Conor Oberst and Julien Baker, and is sure to continue making a mark on the indie music scene.

3. Rina Sawayama

This Japanese-British pop artist has been gaining attention for her unique blend of pop, R&B, and electronic music, as well as her socially-conscious lyrics. Her debut album, "Sawayama," was released in 2020 to critical acclaim, and she has since been nominated for a Mercury Prize and a Brit Award. With her sleek style and captivating stage presence, Sawayama is definitely an artist to watch out for.

4. Conan Gray

Gray first gained popularity on YouTube with his vlogs and cover songs, but he's since transitioned to making original music. His debut album, "Kid Krow," was released in 2020 and features hits like "Maniac" and "Heather." Gray's pop sound is introspective and personal, and he's been praised for his songwriting skills.


These are just a few of the many talented up-and-coming artists worth keeping an eye on. With their unique sounds and fresh perspectives, they are sure to make an impact on the music industry in the coming years. Our Gigstarter community also contains a lot of extremely talented artists! Dion Cooper, former Gigstarter artist, is gonna represent the Netherlands at the upcoming Eurovision, isn't that amazing?! Don't forget to keep an eye out on our artists ;)


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