Five artists to watch closely in 2022

(ETX Daily Up) – 2021 has seen the rise of artists like Olivia Rodrigo. But who will follow in their footsteps this year? The Shazam app has unveiled the five musicians who should, according to its algorithms, dominate the musical charts for the next twelve months.

Arya Starr

Arya Starr is only 19 years old, but she is already showing great musical maturity. The Nigerian artist caught the attention of music lovers and professionals alike with “Bloody Samaritan”, released last August. This Afropop-sounding track is one of eleven tracks from Arya Starr’s debut album, “19 & Dangerous”. Upon its release, this opus rose to the top of the charts in Nigeria, ahead of local superstars like Wizkid and Burna Boy.


Few people would have bet on the great return of the corridos, those folkloric ballads very popular in Mexico. DannyLux has always believed in it. The Mexican-American artist has appropriated this musical genre in pieces like “Jugaste y Sufrí”. This single, produced in collaboration with Californian duo Eslabon Armado, hit TikTok last year. It even became the most “shazamous” Mexican song in 2021.

Lyn Lapid

Like many artists of his generation, Lyn Lapid understood the determining role of platforms like TikTok in the commercial success of a single. She experienced it with “Producer Man”. The track quickly racked up millions of views on the mobile app upon its release in 2020. Lyn Lapid has since signed to Republic Records and has shined in tracks like “In My Mind”.

Sad Night Dynamite

Difficult to define the musical style of Sad Night Dynamite. The British duo are made up of Archie and Josh, two childhood friends in their twenties from Glastonbury. In their tracks, they like to combine electro, hip-hop and britpop, all sprinkled with a few psychedelic touches here and there. And it works. Their latest single “Demon”, in collaboration with South African singer Moonchild Sanelly, even landed on the soundtrack of the video game “FIFA 22”.


Interest in K-pop has never been higher. Korean record companies continue to nurture him by setting up new groups inspired by the success of BTS and Blackpink. STAYC is one of them. This girls band is made up of six members, namely Sumin, Sieun, Isa, Seeun, Yoon and J. It was an instant success with the colorful track “ASAP” and the EP “Staydom”. A case to follow in 2022.