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Get to know some of the names and faces that will be on your musical radar in 2016 - featuring Bryson Tiller, Kehlani, Alessia Cara and more. These are the ones to watch out for in the year ahead.
Kentucky-based singer Bryson Tiller is fast becoming a name in the US and its only a matter of time before his sound crosses over to the UK. The 22-year-old dropped his impressive debut project 'TRAPSOUL' in 2015 and even turned down a deal from Drake's OVO Sound record label. Expect big things from the R&B singer in 2016. Picture: Instagram
After achieving success with her breakthrough mixtape ‘Cloud 19’ in 2014, Kehlani signed a deal with Atlantic Records and dropped her follow-up 2015 project 'You Should Be Here' - which has been nominated for a Grammy in 2016. She caught the attention of many people this year including Manny Norte, who recently had her in as a special guest on The Norte Show. Picture: Instagram
West London trio Haile, Akelle and Louis, burst onto the scene with their hit single 'In2' this year and have been teasing new collaborations with artists such as Rita Ora and Craig David. With their debut album set to drop in 2016, expect more big music in the new year.
Rising Canadian singer Alessia Cara began singing covers on YouTube before being signed to Def Jam Records this year. Her breakout single 'Here' quickly became a big hit, gaining the attention of fans and music critics around the world. The teenager's style has been described as "bold, honest and fearless". Picture: Instagram
You may recognise Section Boyz from the 2015 MOBOs, where they picked up an award for 'Best Newcomer'. The South London collective dropped their debut project 'Don't Panic' this year and earned recognition from Drake, who promoted the mixtape online and on his radio show. Expect them to build on their current success in the coming year. Picture: Getty
Dua Lipa is an artist getting a lot of people excited for 2016. The London-based Albanian singer-songwriter has signed to Lana Del Rey's management team and is currently working with Emile Hayne - who has produced songs for Eminem and Bruno Mars in the past. Her breakout single 'Be The One' is slowly growing into a hit.
London-based producer Sigala burst onto the scene with his hit single 'Easy Love' in 2015 and followed up with 'Sweet Lovin' - which has been played a lot on Capital XTRA this year. Expect Sigala's debut album to drop in the coming year and make big waves.
Following the huge success of his breakout single 'Say It' in 2015, Canadian R&B singer songwriter Tory Lanez is set to do big things in the coming year. The 23-year-old, who has been compared to Drake, is set to build on his success in 2016 and potentially drop his highly-anticipated debut album. Picture: Instagram
Recent Roc Nation signee Belly is a name to watch out for in 2016. The Canadian rapper, who is closely associated with The Weeknd, was snapped up by Jay Z earlier this year and is expected to do big things in the coming year. Belly has writing credits on 6 songs from The Weeknd's latest album 'Beauty Behind The Madness' and recently released a new single with the Canadian singer called 'Might Not'. Picture: Instagram
20-year-old rapper J Hus has slowly been gaining recognition over the past year with his single 'Lean & Bop' which has been played on Capital XTRA. His refreshing combination of Afrobeats and Reggae stands him out among many of his peers. If J Hus remains consistent, 2016 could be a big year for him. Picture: Instagram