The year 2019 brought us so much good music that you just might’ve missed some good artists. Don’t worry, I got you covered. Here are some artists you should definitely check out in 2020..
“You know I’m your type right?” If you have TikTok you’ve definitely heard this song at least once. It’s called “Indigo” and it’s sung by Indonesian R&B singer NIKI who’s also a member of the supergroup 88rising. Between her beautiful voice and the dope beats, she’s definitely one who you want to keep on your radar.
Twenty-year old Tierra Wilson, better known as UMI has inched her way into the world of alternative neo-soul and R&B with her heartfelt songs that deal with growing up, identity, love, and losing love. She recently dropped her second EP “Love Language” and a sequence of YouTube videos that follow a storyline to each song on the EP. I can’t wait for her to drop an album.
This band hit the scene back in 2017 and has continued to grow. They gained a following after opening for Harry Styles during his first tour. MUNA is made up of three queer artists Kate Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson. They recently dropped their sophomore album, Saves the World, which showed their growth as musicians with songs like “Number One Fan” that discussed loving and supporting yourself above all else. They definitely deserve to be checked out.
Now we all know Doja Cat whether it’s from her song “MOO!” that had people dancing in cow onesies or her song “Tia Tamera” with female rapper Rico Nasty. Both songs are fire honestly. But real talk, Doja Cat is one of those female rappers who’s tearing it up. She has the creativity and the heat. If you check out some of her songs, none of them have the same style. She always brings something fresh to the table.
You might’ve heard of Tyler Cole if you listened to Willow Smith’s last album. He helped co-write the self-titled album and is also her boyfriend. He hasn’t dropped a full length album since 2017 which you should check out. His lyrics along with guitar skills are extraordinary.
What artist do you think deserves more recognition in 2020?
By Monique Petty-Ashmeade, Senior, Brooks College Prep