2017 has been a great year for music, both from established artists and fresh talent. As the year draws to a close, we are thinking ahead to 2018 and the artists that are shaking things up.......a lot.
Female empowerment is present, and here we feature the talented British music artists who will be achieving greater things in the year to come.
Signing a huge record contract, creating her album, and working with some of the biggest names including Drake, it is fair to say 2017 has been a huge year for Stefflon Don. 2018 is also looking bright, and we are excited to see what this next great hip-hop star will release.
Take a look at Stefflon Don's recent collaboration with Skepta below
Shortlisted for BBC’s Sound of 2017, and the release of successful singles, Nadia Rose has started to rise in the UK rap scene. With 2017 heralding great beginnings, we are looking forward to new releases in 2018.
Check out Nadia Rose's feature on Da BeatFreakz song, More Money
With an impressive and international heritage, it is no surprise that Mabel also shares the talents of her double Brit-winning, Ivor Novello and Grammy-nominated mother, Neneh Cherry. But Mabel is making her own way in music, something we are excited to see continue in 2018.
An artist who has brought her unique perspective to the Grime scene, Ms Banks has continued to remind us why she is a rising star. After a shout out from Nicki Minaj in 2017, we imagine 2018 could be the year Ms Banks’ popularity continues to grow.
Our Issue 20 cover star for the female empowerment issue, Raye is not your average artist. Bending the rules, she is fast-becoming one of the hottest voices in pop and we believe her rise will continue into 2018.
With charisma, skill and talent, we are not surprised Jorja Smith’s career has really picked up. After being shortlisted for BBC’S Sound of 2017, she has continued her musical growth, collaborating with some of the biggest names. Already beginning 2018 by winning the BRITS Critics Choice, we can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.
Up-and-coming in music, IAMDDB, is starting to make her name known in the industry. From song-writing to music videos, IAMDDB is in control, sharing experiences, life and empowerment within her music.