Shazam Shares 2021 Predictions and Spotlights 5 Artists to Watch - @AppleMusic


Shazam Shares 2021 Predictions and Spotlights 5 Artists to Watch

More than 200 million fans worldwide use Shazam to discover new music every month, allowing Shazam to predict music trends and hit songs earlier than any other service. Shazam today unveiled its 2021 predictions through a new playlist of 50 songs from up-and-coming artists who are poised to make a splash. The Shazam Predictions 2021 playlist is exclusively available on Apple Music worldwide at

Based on Shazam’s uniquely predictive data and algorithms, and hand-selected by Apple Music’s global editorial team, the 50-track selection features songs that show early indicators of future growth — early and consistent momentum in Shazam activity, as well as discovery in more than one country.

The playlist is a remarkably global and diverse bunch, with emerging artists hailing from 20 countries and representing 16 genres. Among these, Apple Music spotlighted 5 artists to watch out for in 2021 and beyond, including  teenage rapper from Toronto  LB SPIFFY.

This rising hip-hop artist from Sydney first entered Shazam’s emerging artists lists back in January 2019. His track “Astronaut in the Ocean” has reached Apple Music’s overall top 20 in 5 territories, and the overall top 100 in 13 additional territories. In total, the song has entered Apple Music’s top 100 Hip-Hop chart in 51 territories.

This young trio from Kansas City started trending on Shazam in September 2020 and is already helping to redefine the contemporary band, mixing elements of indie and hip-hop, with a mix of contemporary lyrics and nostalgic analogue pop music. Their song “Acting Normal” has appeared on Apple Music’s New Music Daily playlist and is getting some worldwide exposure. While the majority of their Apple Music plays are coming from the US, the trio is gaining some following in Russia, Japan, the UK, and China.

This Nigerian-American singer/songwriter based in Chicago started showing promising signs of growth on Shazam in November 2020. Serena mixes funk, indie, pop and R&B, as well as lush 70s-inspired soul with contemporary soundscapes, and her track “King” has been featured on Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Today’s Indie Rock, as well as the INDIY playlists. While Serena’s biggest market is the US, she has also been gaining a following in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Japan.

This eclectic indie pop artist based in L.A. started gaining some momentum on Shazam in July 2020. His breakthrough single “Stuck in the Middle” is currently featured on the Alt Pop and ALT CTRL playlists on Apple Music, and has reached the top 10 on Apple Music’s Rock and Alternative genre charts in the US, Canada and New Zealand. Tai Verdes’ biggest markets are the US, as well as Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa.

This teenage rapper from Toronto first entered Shazam’s emerging artists lists in 2017. Known for his distinct melodious style, LB SPIFFY has collaborated with Bankrol Hayden and received co-signs from Drake and Kylie Jenner. “Again” has been featured by Apple Music on such prominent playlists as Rap Life, Today’s Hits, and It’s Lit! The song peaked at No. 12 on Apple Music’s Hip-Hop chart in Canada, and the rapper’s top markets are Canada, the US, and the UK.

Shazam Shares 2021 Predictions and Spotlights 5 Artists to Watch - @AppleMusic Shazam Shares 2021 Predictions and Spotlights 5 Artists to Watch - @AppleMusic Reviewed by FADED4U on January 15, 2021 Rating: 5

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