40 emerging artists raised or based in the UK and Ireland you should keep your eyes on in 2021.
The UK and Ireland is stacked with so many talented emerging artists— the majority of these artists struggle to gain traction unless they are signed to a major record label or find their song in an editorial playlist. Whilst the rest of the world falls in love with the popular UK drill sound, electronic-driven pop and the rising R&B artists from these two islands, many unsigned and emerging artists are crafting their own unique sound in order to standout from the rest. For instance London-based singer, songwriter and rapper KeepVibesNear has been creating captivating songs which seamlessly infuse multiple genres such as Jazz, Rap and R&B. Anti-pop sensation Kamal. is arguably the most likeliest to breakthrough this year, Leeds singer-songwriter Gemini Aaliyah has built a cult following in less than a year and Fia Moon creates some of the best commercially-appealing music you’ll hear— the future of British and Irish music is bright. Below are 40 artists you should keep your eyes on in 2021.