EMERGING ARTISTS

Watch: Newcomer Devon Covers The Weeknd’s “Earned It”

Devon-Earned-It

There has never been an easy formula for breaking into the music industry and building a fan base.  But, as in any line of work, hard work pays off and rising singer/songwriter Devon has been honing his craft for a few years now, and aligning himself with the right team to propel this career.

Currently letting his talent speak for itself, the young artist puts his falsetto on display with a video cover of The Weeknd’s massive R&B hit, “Earned It.”  Shot in black-and-white, a camera revolves around Devon, who is seated, crooning the addictive lyrics over lush keys.

He is prepping for the release of his debut EP, ‘Off The Ground,’ which is due out this September.

Check out the video below, what do you think?

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Watch: Rising Star Alessia Cara Performs “Here” on ‘The Tonight Show’

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0301 -- Pictured: Musical guest Alessia Cara performs with The Roots on July 29, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)

On Wednesday night, rising artist Alessia Cara made her television performance debut in a big way.

Taking to the stage of ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ the raspy voiced newcomer performed her breakout single “Here,” backed by The Roots. In a simple grey t-shirt and jeans the 19-year-old Canadian singer showed off her soulful pipes and proved why she is one of the most exciting young talents to emerge this year.

Check out her performance below:

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New Music: Wolfie – Drifting

Wolfie

Following her very impressive last release, “Come Over,” emerging London based artist Wolfie returns with an equally buzz-worthy new single, entitled “Drifting.”

Produced by ADP (co-producer of Krept & Konan’s “Freak Of The Week”), Wolfie sings about baggage of a past relationship: “So gone, I’m lifted so, so long / We finished cuz you were never enough for me, and it seems like you were never in love with me,” she sings.

Harnessing a natural rhythm of pop friendly R&B the young singer/songwriter is poised to jump out of the blogosphere very soon.

Take a listen below:

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Listen: Australian Prince of Soul Josué Releases ‘Bad News’ (EP)

Josue Bad News

Sydney, Australia’s Prince of Soul Josué has dropped his anticipated debut EP ‘Bad News.

The soulful offering features 6-original tracks intricately infusing soul with hip hop on top of seamless beats complimented with Josué’s smooth voice.

With the support of his band The SoulBenders, ‘Bad News’ carries out Josué’s trademark get-up-on-your-feet tracks guaranteed to soothe the soul, including the previously released “Summer Time” and “What’s On Your Mind.”

Stream the full EP below:

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New Music: Julian King – Sing For You (EP)

Julian King Sing For You

Rising Philadelphia native Julian King brings the world his smooth R&B sounds with the release of his debut EP, ‘Sing For You.’

The singer, songwriter and musician showcases his many talents with the masterful composition, which gives listeners an inside peek into his world. The EP has been proceeded by the popular B.A.M.-produced single “No Strings,” a record that is about keeping a relationship light, fun, and without strings attached.

Julian co-wrote all 7 tracks on the project with songwriting duo The TRND, and collaborated with top producers including Bryan-Michael Cox (Mariah Carey, Usher, Mary J. Blige) for “No Love,” and Ivan ‘Orthodox’ Barias (Justin Timberlake, Musiq Soulchild, Miguel) for “Mine”, as well as D’Mile, Allstar, and Ring.

Julian King has been called “one of the most-talented indie acts on the Philadelphia scene right now” by Philly 360. You’ll be sure to see why after listening to his great freshman debut.

Stream the full EP below:

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New Music: Carmen – YAS

Carmen YAS

We were first introduced to rising artist Carmen around a year ago with the catchy single “Cold.” Now, the Detroit native returns with her follow-up, the confident anthem “YAS.”

Over a pulsating beat by Daecolm Holland, the singer/songwriter calls out a dead-beat dude who isn’t worth her time, and won’t be getting any of her love.

“You put a show on, but you ain’t for me / Nothing’s foolin’ me,” she sings.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Jovanie – Whip

Jovanie

Get familiar with the name Jovanie. At only 14 years-old the burgeoning young artist is already making big moves as the newest member of the Atlantic Records.

Today, the Brooklyn-based R&B singer debuts his new single “Whip,” produced by The Featherstones (Trey Songz, Kid Ink). The infectious jam is guaranteed to have you dancing all summer long, and win plenty of fans for the newcomer.

Jovanie scored a viral hit with 2013’s “Heartbreaker” and landed a starring role in Wale’s video for “The White Shoes.”

He will release his major-label debut What’s the Move, Pt. II on Sept. 4. The 11-track project is now available for pre-order on iTunes along with the instant grat download of “Whip.”

Watch Jovanie bust a move in the “Whip” lyric video below:

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New Music: Mélat – It Happens So Fast (EP)

Melat It Happens So Fast

Rising Austin, Texas native Mélat is hoping to bring some extra sweet sounds to your summer with the release of her anticipated new EP ‘It Happens So Fast.’

Preceded by the smooth single “Sexy Us,” the 5-track project is her first time making a body-of-work with multiple producers, including Robbie Anthem, Jansport J, WoodysProduce and others. Sharing her experiences and aspirations for the EP the songstress explained;

“This is the first time I’ve ever done a project with multiple producers. Some that you’ve seen me collab with before and some are totally new. Art takes on a new form when you have different perspectives coming in and ‘It Happens So Fast’ came out beautifully. It’s the summer vibes we love, it’s the “get me out of work so I can enjoy the sun” music, it’s the clear summer nights with a candle and a glass of wine. All of these musical soundscapes made possible by Jansport J, WoodysProduce, Robbie Anthem, Sam Greens, Moon Bounce, Maaps, and of course Pha The Phenom. Enjoy the project because I enjoyed making it. Have fun, stay safe, happy summer and thank you.”

Stream Mélat’s new EP below:

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