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January 17th, 2011
With so much amazing music from new artists already burning up the charts in 2011 it’s time to make predictions as to who is going to blow up this year. Comparisons can sometimes be insulting if an artist thinks they sound nothing like the person they are being compared to, but I think anyone on this list that is still in the minors would be happy to be compared to music’s homerun hitters.
Yes, I know there will never be another Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Robyn, etc., but there are some up and comers that have had the door opened for them as a result of the success of pop stars before them.
Let’s take a look at who is going to be the next (blank) in 2011!
Swedish pop star Robyn has made her name by making smart pop with non-disposable beats and lyrics. Her songs can make you dance and cry at the same time and that's no small feat. Interestingly enough, it was two Swedish producers who discovered Sky on MySpace. With her strong, deep set vocals, penchant for outfits that land her on the pages of Nylon and affinity for pop of the non-bubblegum flavour (she appeared in Uffie's video for Pop the Glock), Sky is on track to be creating songs that make us dance...and cry.