Hot Chelle Rae released its debut album, Lovesick Electric, in 2009. HCR’s real breakout when a single off their 2010 Album Whatever gained serious popularity in the summer of 2011. Tonight, Tonight shot to the Top 10 in the Billboard Charts in July 2011 and went double platinum by September. Their other hit single, I Like It Like That debuted in 2011 and helped the band win the award for “The Best New Artist” at the 2011 American Music Awards.
For fans of: Cobra Starship, We The Kings, All American Rejects (Pop Rock)
New Boyz is a rap duo, comprised of members Ben J and Legacy, who blasted onto the music scene with their hit single You’re a Jerk released in 2009. Their album Skinny Jeanz and a Mic debuted the same year, including another single – Tie Me Down featuring Ray J – that went multi-platinum. In 2011, they were featured on the Hot Chelle Rae single I Like It Like That. 2011 included other multi-platinum hits Backseat and Better with the Lights Off.
For fans of: Chris Brown, Dev, Tyga (Hip-Hop)
Eric Hutchinson is an American singer-songwriter who walks the line between rock, folk pop, and powerpop. His most successful album, Sounds Like This (2003) included hit songs Rock & Roll and Ok, It’s Alright With Me. His new album Moving Up Living Down dropped on April 12, 2012 and includes single Watching You Watch Him.
For fans of: Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Kelly Clarkson (Rock, Acoustic Pop)
Parachute derives its roots from Charlottesville where the group honed its pop/rock sound. Their most recent Album features two top 15 songs, The Way It Was (2011) and Something To Believe In (2011) along with his top 5 song She Is Love (2009).
For fans of: Safteysuit, Matt Nathanson, Maroon Five
Jason Reeves is an indie singer-songwriter who grew up in Iowa City and has produced such hits as Bubbly and Realize for Colbie Caillat, which hit #5 on the Hot 100 List while writing his own hits like Simple Song and Always Want More. His newest album The Lovesick was released in spring of 2011 and has earned him top spots on bestseller lists everywhere.
For fans of: Colbie Caillet, John Mayer, Death Cab for Cutie (Acoustic, Folk)
Electric Touch, a Brit-American rock group from both sides of the Atlantic, is a fresh new sound in the music world. Their first album Who Put the Fire Out was a success with its singles debuting at #1 on Amazon.com. They have a new album in the works titled Don’t Stop. Electric Touch is currently on tour with Hot Chelle Rae on their Beautiful Freaks 2012 tour.
For fans of: Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Killers (Rock)
Jay Sean is a world-renowned British singer-songwriter, rapper, beatboxer and record producer. His American debut single Down topped the Billboard Hot 100, and was the seventh-best selling song of 2009. It was soon followed by another hit, Do You Remember, which has sold more than a million copies and entered the top ten on the Hot 100. Sean has three recent singles, 2012 (It Ain’t the End), Hit The Lights and Like This, Like That. His new album Freeze Time drops in May.
For fans of: Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo (R&B, Hip-Hop)
Iyaz is a contemporary R&B singer-songwriter and dancer from the British Virgin Islands. He released his first single Replay in 2010, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and went to the top of the charts in the UK. In 2011, he collaborated with Travie McCoy on his hit single Pretty Girls, and is currently working on producing his second album. Other recent singles include Solo (2010), You’re My Only Shorty (2011 with Demi Lovato), and If I Ruled the World (2011 with Big Time Rush).
For fans of: Taio Cruz, Sean Kingston, Travie McCoy (R&B)
Javier Colon is an American singer and songwriter who categorizes his music as “acoustic soul”. In 2011, he was the winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice, and signed a recording contract with Universal Republic Records. Javier released his latest album, Come Through For You, in 2011 in which the songs Angel and Fix You placed on the US Top 100 charts along with Stitch by Stitch, which hit 17 in the US.
For fans of: Bruno Mars, Adele
Hunter Hayes is an American country music singer and songwriter. In early 2011 his debut single Storm Warning hit top 15 on US Country charts. Later in the year he released his self-titled album which peaked at rank 7 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums. He has performed with Johnny & June Cash and in 2011 toured with Taylor Swift.
For fans of: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts (Pop Country)
Craig Campbell is an American country music singer. In 2010 he released his debut single, Family Man which topped out in rank 14 on US Country billboards. He later released his second hit single Fish in June 2011, which peaked at number 23.
For fans of: Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney (Country)
Eric Paslay is an American country music singer. In mid-2011, Paslay released his debut single, Never Really Wanted. He also co-wrote Jake Owen’s number-one single Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Love and Theft’s single Angel Eyes and album cuts for Lady Antebellum and Eli Young Band.
For fans of: Lady Antebellum, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen (Country)