The Top 10 Female Artists to Follow in 2019
When people think of pop stars in 2019 without a doubt Cardi B will top lists around the globe. From her quirky, larger than life persona, lyrics and her widely publicized feuds with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Cardi B has mastered the art of capturing the attention of the world beyond just her music. In just a few years, the East Coast born and raised rapper/singer has catapulted to fame with early collaborations with Shaggy and and quickly capturing the attention of the music industry. For 2019 Cardi B has thrown hints of world tours and new music to keep her fans captivated with her every move.
Australian born artist Iggy Azalea is best known for her smash single “Fancy” but has been a powerhouse in the hip-hop and pop scenes since first hitting the US airwaves in 2011. Through international performances with superstars such as Nas, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé, her momentum only continued to build upon and solidify her Billboard charting hits through 2018 and beyond. In early 2018 Azalea released a new EP and without a doubt be releasing some much anticipated new music through her new label Island Music.
One of the top selling artists and female musicians of all time, and a career spanning over a decade at only 30 years old. This Barbadian-born songstress and overall badass shows no signs of slowing down and has worked with every major superstar we can probably think of. We can count on Rihanna to release more infectious music in 2019 and keep an industry now used to streaming connected to their devices, when they probably first heard of her on CD back in the mid 2000’s.
Betty Moon continues to bring her sexy, funky, soul-infused and passionately authentic brand of rock n’ roll to the Canadian and US masses since first stunning Toronto audiences in the early 90’s. The four time CASBY nominated artist recently released her latest album ‘Chrome’, which spawned radio hits including “Sound” and “Parachute”. The Los Angeles based songwriter/producer is gearing up for the release of new (soon to be) hits that will be included on her upcoming 2019 release. Moon has been licensed in major motion pictures, performed iconic music festivals and continues to build buzz leveraging her trademark brand of eclectic music and an absolutely mesmerizing sense of fashion.
New Jersey artist Halsey has quickly climbed the ranks of one of pop music’s most buzzed about female artists. Seemingly overnight the young songwriter has risen to fame with her much acclaimed album ‘Badlands’ and tours with artists like Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd and The Kooks. Halsey is set to have an amazingly productive 2019 with recent music being unveiled and an announcement of her involvement with the popular T.V. show The Voice. Halsey has also collaborated with world renowned DJ groups like The Chainsmokers, which spawned career defining singles such as “Closer” which has racked up over 2 Billion plays online.
Meghan Trainor’s original fans may have heard of her through “All About That Bass”, but her career has only ascended in many ways ever since. Since the release of the aforementioned viral, smash single and her debut ‘Title’, Trainor has gone on to release multiple new singles, land feature in major motion pictures and become one of music’s biggest household names. For January 2019 fans can be excited to know her new album ‘Treat Myself’ will be making its way onto devices and streaming services all around the world. As one of America’s brightest new superstars, Trainor has a long career ahead of her.
In addition to queens of Pop including Rihanna, Madonna and Celine Dion, Lady Gaga is one of the most respected and talented pop artists and actresses on the planet. When emerging artists look for inspiration in the studio and on stage, there is no doubting Lady Gaga’s charisma, creativity and massive fashion sense tops the list of references. When Lady Gaga isn’t busy on tour, in the studio or in major films like ‘A Star Is Born’, she is likely preparing for her next big move to take over multiple industries. With her Las Vegas residency slated to kick off in December, Gaga is also been rumoured to be writing and in the studio working on her 2019 new album.
English singer/songwriter, model and pop superstar Dua Lipa burst onto the scene in 2015 through her deal with Warner Music Group and released multiple singles including “New Love” and “Be The One”. Over the years Lipa has released massively successful albums, singles and has collaborated with some of the industries biggest stars including Sean Paul, Martin Garrix and Mark Ronson. Fans can expect new music produced by Lipa and Ronson in 2019, and for many that date can’t come any sooner.
English singer-songwriter Jess Glynee may not yet be a household name in the US yet, but in the UK is now celebrating being the first British female artist to have seven number one singles. Her latest single “I’ll Be There” is currently in rotation and Glynee credits her unique sound to iconic R&B/Soul influences including Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franlkin Whitney Houston and Destiny’s Child. In 2018 Glynne released ‘Always in Between’, her latest album that spawned multiple singles and without a double will lead to even more highly anticipated releases in 2019.
Although active with the major labels since 2012, Elle King made her huge waves in the industry with her 2014 instantly recognizable hit "Ex's & Oh's". With her diverse, throwback rock n’ roll sound, King has hit the road with icons such as Of Monsters and Men, Dropkick Murphys, Modest Mouse and Dixie Chicks. While King is veering into new musical territory with electronic influenced production, fans are eager to hear what she is up to when she releases Shake the Spirit in October of 2018.