Celeste, Jay1, Koffee, K-Trap, Maisie Peters, DigDat, beabadoobee, Hamzaa, JC Stewart and The Pale White among the names to feature on Amazon Music’s ‘Ones to Watch 2020’.
Amazon Music UK today revealed the exciting rising stars in music that they tip for big things in 2020, in their annual ‘Ones to Watch’, compiled by the streaming service’s expert programming team.
The list features a breadth of names that Amazon Music in the UK predict great things from over the next year - from artists that have started to make waves and will go onto become superstars in 2020 - to newer, emerging talent. Amazon Music will support the artists throughout 2020 through a range of playlisting opportunities.
Available to listen to on Amazon Music via a specially curated ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ playlist - the hottest acts that Amazon Music recommend people listen out for in the year ahead include Celeste, Jay1, Koffee, K-Trap, Hamzaa, JC Stewart, DigDat, Joy Crookes, SL, Arlo Parks, Maisie Peters, The Pale White and Rema.
Other artists to feature, listed in no particular order are: beabadoobee, Black Country, New Road, M Huncho, Sam Tompkins, Squid, TSHA and YEBBA. Listen to Amazon Music’s ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ playlist here or simply ask, “Alexa, play the Ones to Watch 2020 playlist” via the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. Listeners can access the ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ playlist on Amazon Music Unlimited and the recently announced lossless streaming tier, Amazon Music HD.
Celeste says: “I’m so honoured to be the top pick for Amazon Music’s Ones To Watch list for 2020, so many amazing artists and musicians on the list so it’s really cool to be a part of it, and I really appreciate the support. Excited for next year, to keep making music and playing shows and this sort of recognition really means so much to me.”
Jay1 says: “It’s been such a mad year for me man - Your Mrs & Mocking It went silver, sold out my first ever tour, released my debut mixtape and Amazon has supported me for the entire journey. Happy to be amongst some serious talent and ready for a big 2020.”
K-Trap says: “I appreciate Amazon looking into me and choosing me for Ones to Watch in 2020. It’s only motivated me even more and made more excited for the New Year.”
Maisie Peters says: “I’m so excited to be part of Amazon Music’s Ones to Watch; it’s so cool to be part of such an amazing list of artists and to have the support of Amazon, especially as I’ve been a fan of their playlists forever, especially Girl Squad.”
Hamzaa says: ‘I’m so grateful for the recognition and for Amazon Music’s constant support! To take a spot on a list that features such great talent is a perfect way to end this year - 2020 is going to be a big one!”
Amazon Music is embedded in the music industry, and supports established and emerging artists across numerous genres. From features like ‘Weekly One’, which showcases a track from a home-grown upcoming artist every week, to curated playlists featuring UK artists which are showcased globally, such as ‘The State of Grime’, ‘UK Fire’ and ‘UK Rising’. The annual ‘Ones to Watch’ is a part of Amazon Music’s ongoing commitment to supporting emerging talent.
Artists to feature on Amazon Music’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in previous years include:
2017 - AJ Tracey, Dave, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don, Decklan McKenna, Loyle Carner, Nadia Rose, The Amazons
2018 - Sigrid, Jorja Smith, Yxng Bane, Bugzy Malone, Mabel, Not3s, Billie Eilish, Tom Walker and Pale Waves
2019 - Sam Fender, Grace Carter, Rosalía, slowthai, Easy Life, Rhys Lewis, Glowie and L Devine.
Amazon Music’s ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ playlist is:
· Celeste - Strange
· Jay1 - 4AM In Coventry
· Koffee - Toast
· K-Trap - Exit
· Maisie Peters - This Is On You
· Hamzaa - Write It Down
· SL - Gigantalous
· Arlo Parks - Sophie
· JC Stewart - Pick Up Your Phone
· The Pale White - Swim For Your Life
· Rema - Bad Commando
· DigDat - New Dior [feat. D-Block Europe]
· Joy Crookes - Early [feat. Jafaris]
· M Huncho - One Summer
· YEBBA - Where Do You Go?
· Squid - Houseplants
· TSHA - Moon
· Sam Tompkins - Faded [feat. Jaykae]
· beabadoobee - She Plays Bass
· Black Country, New Road - Sunglasses