Tag Archive: Artist On The Rise


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Singer/songwriter Jon Bellion makes contemporary pop that mixes R&B, hip-hop, and indie rock influences.  Born on Long Island, New York, Bellion grew up focusing on his love of basketball.  However, in his junior year of high school, his love of music came to a forefront thank to such influences as Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, J Dilla, and Eminem when he began to write songs on his broher’s keyboard.  After high school, Bellion enrolled in a music program at Long Island’s Five Towns College, where he became involved in the vibrant local music scene.

After graduating, Bellion continued to pursue his performance career, eventually garnering wider attention thanks to his song “The Monster”, which was included on Eminem’s 2013 album, “Marshal Mathers LP 2”.  The track which featured a duet between Eminem and Rihanna, topped the charts in 12 countries including topping the Billboard 200 in the United States.  Also in 2013, Bellion released his debut mixtape, “Translation Through Speakers”, In 2014, Bellion released his second mixtape, “The Seperation”, which featured the single, “Ungrateful Eyes”.

Bellion also released his first debut album, “The Definition”, in 2014 and the album was highly praised, both for Bellion’s catchy mixture of hip-hop infused indie-pop and R&B.  Since the album’s release, he has also released three followup singles in 2015, “Woke The F*ck Up”, “Woodstock (Psychedelic Fiction)”, and “All Time Low”.

He is definitely an artist worth keeping an eye out because he will probably be dropping a second album sometime soon.  Check out some of his biggest hits below to see why he’s beginning to turn heads.

Sources: Info: Billboard.com – Videos: YouTube – Jon Bellion – Picture: Google Images

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Betty Who

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Jessica Anne Newham, better known by her stage name, Betty Who, is an Australian singer/songwriter and musician based out of New York City.  With a sound similar to fellow divas, Whitney Houston, Robyn, and Katy Perry, Newham has a sound that is inevitably going to hit every radio station across the country.

Newham was born in Sydney, Australia and began playing the cello, piano, and guitar as a child.  She moved to America with her parents when she was a teenager to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts performing arts school.  She then went to the Berklee College of Music for more training as a cellist, but really wanted to focus more on being a singer/songwriter.  She began performing her own songs by the age of 16.

While at Berklee, she met producer Peter Thomas and the pair began writing and recording material together.  Newham says that she draws a lot of her inspiration from the songwriting skills of Joni Mitchell and Carole King and her synth-pop sound from M83 and MGMT.  She says that they were hoping to capture a sound that was both nostalgic and contemporary such as on their single “Somebody Loves You,” which Newham wrote shortly after Whitney Houston’s death.  The song became the first single off of Newham’s self-released debut EP, “The Movement,” which was released in April 2013.

Check out some of Betty Who’s biggest hits below and be sure to keep an eye out for this diva who is definitely on the rise.

Sources: Info: Billboard.com – Videos: YouTube – Betty Who – Picture: Google Images