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Pandora Unveils Its Artists to Watch for 2019: Normani, City Girls, Brockhampton, More

Pandora has unveiled its Artists to Watch for 2019, a diverse group that ranges from Fifth Harmony member Normani and rap groups the City Girls and Brockhampton to Glassnote singer-songwriter Jade Bird to South Korean boy band Monsta X.

The annual list uses a combination of curation and data from Pandora and its in-house analysts Next Big Sound to predict which artists will break through in a major way, and its track record is impressively solid: Last year’s list included Greta Van Fleet, Ella Mai, Jessie Reyez, Lil Xan, Daniel Caesar,  Phoebe Bridgers and Ski Mask the Slump God, and previous years have included Alessia Cara, Dua Lipa, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign.

A blog post with more information can be found here; the playlist appears below and can be accessed here.

Normani Pop
City Girls Hip Hop
Alec Benjamin Pop
Brockhampton Alt/Hip Hop
Yella Beezy Hip Hop
Flipp Dinero Hip Hop
Summer Walker R&B
Gunna Hip Hop
Masego R&B
King Princess Indie Pop
Mitchell Tenpenny Country
Young Nudy Hip Hop
Lele Pons Latin
Jade Bird Indie
Lauren Daigle Christian
Monsta X K-Pop
Ruel Pop
Big Wild Dance/Electronic
Queen Naija R&B
Bri Steves Hip Hop/R&B
Bülow Alt/Pop
Empress Of Alt/Pop
Rüfus Dü Sol Dance/Electronic
J.S. Ondara Soul
Grandson Rock
Shenseea Reggae/Dancehall
Tekno African

 

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