MTV UK & IRE today released the complete shortlist for its highly anticipated MTV PUSH UK & IRE 2022 campaign, championing emerging artists who compete for the annual accolade. The list consists of 10 up and coming artists who MTV believes will breakthrough in the coming year.

In January 2022, the acts will go head-to-head in a public vote on Instagram, so get ready to support your favourite!


Arrdee - @Arrdeegram
Bad Boy Chiller Crew - @Bbcc_Badboychillercrew
Cat Burns - @Catburns
Enny - @Ennyintegrity
Holly Humberstone - @Hollyhumberstone
Lola Young - @Lolayounggg
Priya Ragu - @Priyaraguofficial
Shaybo - @Shaybomusic
Thomas Headon - @Thomasheadon
Wet Leg - @Wetlegband

Anna Karatziva, Head of Talent and Music, MTV UK & IRE, commented, “Championing new talent and music coming through the UK and IRE is one of our most important campaigns. As always, it was a really hard decision to choose the final 10, but we are thrilled to announce the finalists. It’s going to be an incredible year. We look forward to working with all artists and we cannot wait to see who our viewers crown as the winner for 2022.”

MTV Push UK & IRE 2021 winner Nathan Dawe added: “Yo, it’s Nathan Dawe and I want to wish all candidates the best of luck on the MTV Push UK & Ire 2022 campaign! I still can't believe that I was the winner of 2021, it still feels surreal. There's a lot of unbelievable talent in the 2022 running - may the best person win!”

MTV has a long history of discovering and championing new music talent with past alumni of its MTV Push UK & IRE campaigns, including YUNGBLUD, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, James Bay, Anne-Marie, AJ Tracey, Krept & Konan, The Vamps, Years & Years and Sam Smith.

The ten incredible up and coming artists are set to be some of the most exciting acts of 2022, with each being showcased by MTV with exclusive content being premiered across our channels, social platforms and online at throughout January.