This year was momentous in music, including releases from some of the industry’s biggest names and artists breaking multiple Billboard records. Some emerging artists landed deals at major record labels, while others made their mark independently. Regardless of how or when fans catch on to new music, predicting which artists could be the next big thing is always interesting.
Artists today have so many different ways that new fans can find them. Whether it’s gaining a viral hit song on TikTok, being a songwriter for other artists, performing on a TV competition show, or engaging with fans on social media — several avenues could help kickstart an artist’s career to another level. Here is a list of buzzing artists to watch in 2023.