Google Predicts Breakout Artists in Canada for 2017

Based on what kind of new music Canadians are searching for through Google Play Music, the boffins who collect such data have determined these are ten emerging artists worth watching in 2017.

  • Bebe Rexha is a songwriter who has worked with everyone from Eminem to Selena Gomez.
  • James Barker Band is a Canadian country singer who had a hit with “Lawn Chair Crazy” last year.
  • Allan Rayman is an indie rocker from Wyoming who now lives in Toronto
  • Grace VanderWaal? She’s just 12. Simon Cowell thinks she’s “the next Taylor Swift.”
  • We know Bishop Briggs already, but we need a full album from her.
  • Khalid has something of a hit with a song called “Coaster.”
  • Rag’n’Bone Man is an hotly-tipped former bass and drum guy from England.
  • Gnash is an American singer/songwriter/rapper/DJ
  • Fast Romantics are some unsigned indie rockers from Alberta.
  • Kehlani was a member of the group PopLyfe and is now working on her own.
  1. Bebe Rexha
  2. James Barker Band
  3. Allan Rayman
  4. Grace VanderWaal
  5. Bishop Briggs
  6. Khalid
  7. Rag’n’Bone Man
  8. Gnash
  9. Fast Romantics
  10. Kehlani

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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