Every week of 2022, despite all the difficulties, he pleased us with great music. Over the past year, many musicians have been able to make themselves known for the first time and some have confirmed their place in the industry. We’ve compiled a list of the most promising artists, in our opinion, that we recommend you keep a close eye on in 2023.
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/22249217″&gt;FENDIGLOCK 2&lt;/a& ;gt; — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/8317666″&gt;FENDIGLOCK&lt;/a& > in Yandex Music
Fendiglock released a self-titled debut album in 2021. Already on the first disc, he brought together popular Russian rappers, including Mayot, Seemee, Jabo, Lil Morty and Blago White. In 2022, the artist’s name sounded even safer on the Russian rap scene. The musician’s work can be called an air trap with self-tuning chants. Some will remind Gunna, others – Lil Baby. This year, Fendiglock presented a sequel to his debut album, succinctly called “Fendiglock 2”. The recording featured Mayot, Lil Morty and another up-and-coming 4n Way newcomer, which we’ll talk about below.
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/22361765″&gt;Dripskii&lt;/a& > — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/6312373″&gt;a little brighter&lt;/a& ;gt; in Yandex Music
Little brighter is a beatmaker who has collaborated with Yegor Creed, Feduk, OG Buda, Platinum, Lovv66, Blago White, Mayot, Soda Luv and many other current rap artists. He is currently pursuing a solo career. The musician’s production can be easily distinguished by the catchy voisteg: “The little one is brighter, what are you doing here?” But this is not the most important. It is important that in a short time he managed to form his own recognizable style. 2022 has been a productive year for the musician. He released the album “Dripskii” and a collaboration with Lovv66. And at the end of the year, the rapper pleased the fans with the new work “Ecstasy Flow”. We hope that in the new year we will hear even more successful releases.
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/21320827″&gt;2 Alivë&lt;/a& ;gt; — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/6527372″&gt;YEAT&lt;/a& > in Yandex Music
In 2022, American rapper Yeat released the groundbreaking album 2 Alivë, a major effort that featured Young Thug, Gunna and Ken Car$on as guest speakers. But unlike most of the artists who have gone viral on the internet, the musician is not seeking universal recognition. In fact, he rarely interacts with society. The rapper is wary of new people, doesn’t like parties, and in most cases just doesn’t leave the house. A distinctive feature of Yeat is the recognition of timbre and interesting work with the voice, which has already managed to inspire a whole wave of new artists who are gaining popularity. I wonder how the musician will surprise listeners in 2023?
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/22603092″&gt;MORPHIN DRIP&lt;/a& amp; > — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/6134202″&gt;4n Way&lt;/a& ;gt; in Yandex Music
4n Way is a rap artist, producer and sound engineer from Novosibirsk. He received the first popularity from him after the release of the album “4n Way”. In particular, fans were hooked on the song “Appearance”, which soon received a film adaptation. In September 2020, Vyacheslav (real name of the musician) announced his retirement, but all this was only the beginning of a new stage in his work. In 2022, the artist returned with a full-scale solo work Morphine Drip. The release featured Fendiglock, Mayot, Jughead, and Kinderlil.
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/15724766″&gt;SOUR&lt;/a& > — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/4654635″&gt;Olivia Rodrigo&lt;/a& ;gt; in Yandex Music
When Olivia Rodrigo starred in teen series, few people knew about her. Much more success she had in music. In 2021, Olivia released her first single “Drivers License”, which she dedicated to breaking up with her first boyfriend Joshua Bassett. The track was at the top of the charts and a successful start inspired Olivia to continue making music. She soon released her debut album Sour. And finally, in 2022, Olivia received nominations in seven Grammy categories at once, taking home statuettes for three of them: Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. We’re sure Olivia won’t stop there and will continue to delight fans with new releases.
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/12432823″&gt;Cola – A COLORS ENCORE&lt;/a& amp;amp;gt; — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/6332998″&gt;Arlo Parks&lt;/a& ;gt; in Yandex Music
Arlo Parks deftly blends emotional directness and a modern multicultural context. And this is not surprising, because the girl from London has a very different and therefore rich heritage: Nigeria, Chad and France. Her influence is clearly visible in Arlo’s works. Her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams is a universal chronicle of sadness and optimism. The Grammy Awards recently announced their 2022 nominees: Arlo will compete for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. An aspiring singer with such a unique sound simply couldn’t get lost in the endless stream of new names in the musical field.
Aarne’s real name is Mircea Papushoy. He is 21 years old, was born in Romania, lived in Moscow until 2018, and then moved to study in London. This city, according to the beatmaker, inspired him to write music. Apparently, following the example of another well-known sound producer, Metro Boomin, this year the artist releases the album “Aa Language”, which brings together all the most famous musicians in Russia. On the disc you can meet not only compatriots, but also the American rapper Lil Keed, who died last year. The release topped the Apple Music Albums Chart for two weeks, and the song “Closely” went viral on social media, topping the top lines of many ratings.
Listen &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/album/21533258″&gt;23&lt;/a& > — &lt;a href=”https://music.yandex.ru/artist/5733382″&gt;Central Cee&lt;/a& ;gt; in Yandex Music
Calling Central Cee an aspiring artist is hard enough, but it was in 2022 that the rapper strengthened his position in the rap scene. The British musician first rose to fame in 2020 with the songs “Day in the Life” and “Loading.” In 2022, the rapper presented the album “23” and was nominated for the 2022 BET Awards in the “Best International Artist” category. And the recently released video for the song “Let Go,” inspired by Passenger’s song of the same name, has racked up more than 16 million views in 13 days. So if he hasn’t heard of the British nugget, then it’s time to take a closer look at his work.
The first film appeared in Dove’s biography in 2012. It was the series “The Mentalist”, which was released from 2008 to 2015. In 2015, the action-fantasy film “The Heirs” filled the filmography of the actress. However, the girl decided not to limit herself only to her acting career and began to try herself in music. The results were not delayed. Dove won the Best New Artist nomination at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. The statuette was presented to the young star by singer Avril Lavigne.
Many years ago Little Simz (real name Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo) performed for the first time at a young talent festival in a small club in North London. Even then, the girl knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. Now 28 years old, she has achieved her goal: her songs inspire people all over the world. In 2022, the singer presented the album “No, thanks.” It’s quieter than the previous ones, it’s more of a therapy for Little Simz herself. Despite the apparent success, it is still considered underrated. She had to cancel her US spring tour, part ways with her manager and work on her mental health. Last year, Little Simz won the Best New Artist category at the 2022 BRIT Awards.