6 Female Artists set for big things in 2016New year, new musical talent. Here are six up-and-coming female artists we’re tipping for big things in 2016…
1. Dua Lipa
The 20-year-old from London is signed to the same management as Lana Del Rey, and her husky-toned debut, “New Love,” was co-produced by Emile Haynie of FKA twigs fame.
Listen if you like: Sia, Adele
Our tip: “New Love”
2. Alessia Cara
In less than a year, the 19-year-old R&B singer has gone from YouTube fame to a record deal with industry giant Def Jam, counting Taylor Swift among her fans.
Listen if you like: Lorde, The Weeknd
Our tip: “Here”
3. Miya Folick
Considered to be one of the most talented young songwriters around, this California musician is influenced by Buddhist chants, which feed into her sparse, melancholic folk songs.
Listen if you like: Feist, Cat Power
Our tip: “I Got Drunk”
Her fabulous Winter’s Diary mix tapes gained her the attention of Timbaland who signed the 20-year-old US rapper to his label and made her one of the most talked about MCs right now.
Listen if you like: Foxy Brown, Aaliyah
Our tip: “Ratchet Commandments”
Hotly tipped as the next Adele and lauded by Sam Smith, the 22-year-old singer just received a Brits Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her graceful and often piano-led pop songs.
Listen if you like: Jessie Ware, Sam Smith
Our tip: “Borrowed Time”
In 2014 their first single “Demo” received praise from magazines such as NME for its charming lo-fi garage rock anthems. Now the Spanish four-piece is about to hit the big time with its first full length Leave Me Alone, out in January.
Listen if you like: Mac DeMarco, The Strokes
Our tip: “Bamboo”