Vevo Drops Its 2020 “Artists to Watch” Lineup

Published on November 5, 2019

After unveiling 2010’s “Artists of the Decade,” Vevo has released their 2020 DSCVR “Artists to Watch” list.

This campaign is basically a list of 20 artists Vevo thinks people should keep their eye on in the upcoming year. The presumed breakout stars will be featured on Vevo’s DSCVR YouTube page. According to Variety, the platform will showcase two performances from each artist per day until Nov. 29.

How Accurate Is The List?

This is Vevo’s sixth year in presenting this list, and it has been spot-on in previous years. Alessia Cara and Sam Smith were once featured on the lineup years ago. Then in 2018, artists such as Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi were predicted to breakout and breakout they did.

“DSCVR ‘Artists to Watch’ is a key program for Vevo and now in its 6th year demonstrates our commitment to championing emerging artists.” JP Evangelista, SVP of Content, Programming & Marketing said. “The Vevo team takes great pride in fostering new talent and helping expose our audience to artists we feel will make an impact in the forthcoming year. We’re excited to shine a light on these 20 artists, and watch as they continue to grow their fan base into 2020.”

Conan Gray was the first artist featured on Vevo DSCVR’s YouTube 2020 playlist. He performed his songs “Comfort Crowd” and “Maniac.” The YouTube description chronicled Gray’s rise to fame after he posted his song “Idle Town” on YouTube, and it went viral. That was two and a half years ago, and now the singer is touring all around North America.

“Having Vevo’s support on my debut album means the world to me,” Conan said, “and gives me faith in what’s happening in music right now, where all artists big and small have a chance to be heard.”

Celeste’s performances were just uploaded today. The UK singer performed her songs “Strange” and “Lately.” The YouTube description describes her unique voice as “a blend of Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday” which is rather fitting. See the full playlist here.

Take a look at the complete list below to see which artists you should be looking out for next year.

The List

Arlo Parks
Cautious Clay
Conan Gray
Joy Crookes
Layton Greene
Matt Stell
No Rome
Pop Smoke
Sports Team

Ashli Ellerman is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. A graduate of University of Missouri's Columbia School of Journalism, she's a former editor at Vox. She covers music brands and breaking consumer news at Grit Daily.

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