Taking a look into the future, The Pulse (Ch. 15), Hip Hop Nation (Ch. 44), Alt Nation (Ch. 36), and The Highway (Ch. 56) have identified five artists to watch in 2018. These are your Future Five artists to check out.
The Pulse was the first outlet in America to play No Roots back in January 2017. The song recently reached the top 5 on the Adult Alternative chart and top 10 on the Alternative chart. The Canadian born, German-raised artist signed with Mom+Pop Records in North America and will release her debut full-length album in 2018.
Rich The Kid
Hip Hop Nation was the first outlet in America to play New Freezer in September 2017 and has gone on to lead the country in airplay. The song has since surpassed 42 million streams and has just entered the top 50 on the Urban chart. Rich The Kid is currently working on his first major label album due out on Interscope Records in 2018.
This Australian country artist’s first American release received early support on The Highway (Ch. 56), which started playing Kiss Somebody in July. Evans will begin 2018 by opening for Cole Swindell on his winter tour and for Chris Young on his spring tour.
Alt Nation was the first outlet in America to play Best Friend in September 2017. The song is currently Top 25 on the Alternative chart and Top 30 on the CHR chart. Sofi Tukker will embark on their first headline tour and plan to release more new music in 2018.
Alt Nation named Go F**k Yourself a Critical Cut when it was the first outlet in the country to add the song into rotation in November. The New York-based Two Feet will make his major label debut in 2018.
SiriusXM’s Class of 2017
Looking back at a year of new music, here are some of the artists that broke through first on SiriusXM.
Last year K. Flay was selected by SiriusXM as one of their Future Five Artists for 2017. She was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards and ended the year by opening up for Imagine Dragons on their Evolve nation tour.
Carly Pearce was first played as an unsigned artist on The Highway in November 2016. Pearce was selected by SiriusXM as one of their Future Five Artists for 2017. She was later signed to Big Machine Records, and her song Every Little Thing reached No. 1 on the national country airplay charts.
Lil Uzi Vert
SiriusXM selected Lil Uzi Vert as a Future Five artist for 2017. Eminem’s Shade 45 was the first radio outlet in America to play Uzi Vert’s breakthrough song XO Tour Life. He went on to perform at the Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals and XO Tour Life reached top 5 on the Urban airplay charts.
Rag N Bone Man
The Spectrum was the first outlet in the country to play Rag N Bone Man back in October 2016. He was later selected by SiriusXM as one of their Future Five Artists for 2017. The song Human achieved the No. 1 position on both the Adult Rock and Alternative charts in 2017.
In October 2016, The Pulse was the first outlet in America to play Say You Won’t Let Go. Arthur’s song went on to reach No. 1 on the Adult Pop chart and Top 5 on the Pop chart. Arthur also received multiple BRIT award nominations and an American Music Award nomination.
Eminem’s Shade 45 first played “Bad and Boujee” in August 2016 and was followed by support on Hip Hop Nation in September 2016. Bad and Boujee reached No. 1 on both Urban and Rhythmic charts. The group’s critically acclaimed album Culture was released in January 2017 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard chart and was certified platinum in July 2017.
The Highway first started playing Lanco back 2015 when they were still an unsigned band. They were subsequently signed to Sony Music in Nashville and recently reached No. 1 on the Country charts with their breakthrough song Greatest Love Story. Lanco’s debut album Hallelujah will be released in January 2018.
SiriusXM Hits 1 was the first outlet in America to support Halsey when she was still an unsigned artist in early 2014. Halsey’s second studio album Hopeless Foundation Kingdom reached No. 1 on Billboard Chart and her current single, Bad At Love, is currently top 5 on the pop charts.