WHAT’S NEXT – HOT UP AND COMING ARTISTS ON YOUR NEW NOW ALBUM

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Zoe Wees
Zoe Wees

"Control"

18 year old Zoe Wees was born to sing. Since childhood days, singing has been the most authentic way for her to express herself and helped her become who she is: one of a kind. Zoe's captivating voice has a depth and a maturity to it, that for no reason would have to hide, even behind the big names of the music industry.

UMI
UMI

"Open Up"

UMI, born Tierra Umi Wilson, is a 21-year-old songwriter, vocalist and producer raised in Seattle and now based in Los Angeles. A former University of Southern California music student, UMI dropped out to focus on her unique R&B sound, acclaimed byComplex, Coup de Main, E!, Nylon, Ones to Watch and more. Her debut EPInterludewas released in 2018, featuring “Midnight Blues.” She has since released a visual EP, “Love Language,” in partnership with J.J. Abrams’ Loud Robot; signed to Keep Cool/RCA Records, and is prepping for the release of her upcoming EP and short film both titled “Introspection.”

KENZIE
Kenzie

"EXHALE featuring Sia"

Kenzie has become one of the most influential rising stars of Generation Z. At just 15 years old, Kenzie has made a splash in the entertainment industry. She has garnered a massive social media presence of over 30 million followers across several platforms, and her music videos have collectively received over 200 million views.

Kenzie released her debut album, Mack Z, in 2014, which soared to No. 1 on the iTunes pop chart list and No. 7 on the overall album charts; her music video for the song “It’s A Girl Party” reached No. 1 in the US, UK and Australia. She went on to record and star in Todrick Hall’s “Freaks Like Me” and later recorded “Day & Night” with Johnny Orlando. In 2017, Kenzie released the single “Monsters (aka Haters),” which was a trending track on YouTube’s top 15 and featured on Sirius XM1 Hits. She followed this success with her singles “Teamwork,” “Breathe” and “What If.”

In November 2018, Kenzie released her album Phases, which exemplified her growth as both a singer and songwriter. This growth can be heard on tracks such as “Nothing On Us,” “Emoceans” and “Wonderful,” which was written by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sia. 2019 brought another exciting adventure for Kenzie, supporting PRETTYMUCH on their North American “FOMO” Tour. Upon signing with Arista Records in the summer of 2019, Kenzie released singles, “HOT” and “MOTIVES” and will be following up with a new single, “EXHALE” featuring Sia this June.

ROLE MODEL
ROLE MODEL

"for the people in the back"

ROLE MODEL’s 2019 EP, oh, how perfect, popped off powered by tracks like “hello!” (5.9 million Spotify streams) and “that’s just how it goes” (3.7 million Spotify streams). His upcoming EP is crafted from a different perspective. Rather than draw inspiration from sadness like his past projects, he distilled a healthy dose of sunshine into the project. “Everything was written on a day when something really good would happen to me...In the past, I wrote because I felt like shit and needed to get it out of my head. I’d never used my good days for ideas.”As he continues to let every side of himself shine, you might just identify with this ROLE MODEL.

yk osiris
YK Osiris

"Leave Me On Read"

Born in Jacksonville, FL, Osiris Williams, who turned 21on September 7th, was savvy at a very young age about the strength of his voice, and understood how to use social media to blow up. “I knew my voice was very powerful and you can relate to it,” he says. “You be like, ‘Damn, I could feel him. I could feel his pain.’ What I went through. My veins be popping out. You can just see me and my expression.” But Jax was far from the creative hub of South Florida’s rap scene. “We don’t have a lot of resources,” he says. “We don’t have the biggest studios. We don’t have the biggest DJs. We had to make it on our own. I made it, and I got out of it.”

Currently gaining an average of 30,000 social media followers per week, YK Osiris boasts over 1.2 million YouTube subscribers and over 310 million channel views, over 2.6 million Instagram followers, over 769,000 Spotify followers, and over 87,000Twitter fans. The sky’s the limit for this Young King.

Dauzat St. Marie
Dauzat St. Marie

"Common Ground"

No matter how you pronounce ”Dauzat St. Marie” [though dō'-zaht sānt muh-ree’ would be accurate], the name has certainly been circulating far and wide these past several years through heavyweight touring with heavyweight artists. These two hardcore troubadours have been busy touring all over the U.S. as main support for Grammy® Award-winning heartthrob Rick Springfield’s “Stripped Down” solo acoustic show series for the past four years and have peppered in dates with The Marshall Tucker Band, Lindsay Ell, Schuyler Fisk / Sissy Spacek, and Rick Derringer in between. Most recently, the power duo toured the U.S. as main support for legendary music icons Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and Dauzat St. Marie is showing no signs of slowing down.

“Common Ground” is the second release from Dauzat St. Marie’s upcoming sophomore record and adds another poignant and timely instant classic to their repertoire. The lyric “adrift on seas of headlines - trying not to drown” accurately illustrates the tenuous footing of our times as we are all trying to wade through the abundance of negative noise to find a little common ground.