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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

Life Of Dillon is a self termed “acoustic house” trio from the UK that consists of David Keiffer, Joe Griffith, and Rob Griffith.  The group describes themselves as a group that makes “acoustic-laced, dance-driven pop that captures the free spirit of a globe-traveling drifter.”  The trio takes their name from a surfing Nepalese wanderer named Dillon who the trio encountered while visiting Brazil, the Griffith brother’s birthplace.

This trip to Brazil inspired the trio’s first musical recordings which they started once they came back home to London.  The trio released their debut single “Overload”, which fused not only elements of folk and house but also some pop as well.  The single was released in early 2015 through Disruptor, a division of the major label Epic.  The trio released their first EP, “Prologue”, on May 19, 2015.

This group has only just begun to release their music but based on the tracks on “Prologue” they seem like they are going to have a very bright future ahead of them.  Check out some of their biggest hits so far below and see why this “acoustic house” trio will soon be the next big thing in electro-pop/house music.

Sources: Info: Spotify – Life Of Dillon Facebook Page – Videos: YouTube – Life Of Dillon – Picture: Google Images