At half way through 2023, there is an exciting new wave of artists on the rise. From a TikTok mastermind to a soulful jazz singer who won this year’s Grammy for best new artist award, these individuals are making waves in music.
Are you in search of some new music to listen to in 2023? Here are 10 artists worth checking out.
Leon Thomas is an award-winning singer-actor, songwriter and record producer from Brooklyn, New York. His impressive list of talents earned him a place of honor at the Grammys.
At the age of 10, he made his Broadway debut in The Lion King. Since then he has gone on to star in Tony Kushner’s Caroline or Change and Oprah Winfrey’s production of The Color Purple.
His passion for music began at an early age, and he has pursued it throughout his life. Additionally, he worked as a songwriter for Ariana Grande, Toni Braxton, Post Malone, Rick Ross and others.
The EZMNY Records signee has already released popular tracks like “Breaking Point” and “Love Jones,” both of which will appear on his upcoming LP Electric Dusk this summer. If the sensual slow jam and R&B ballad are any indication, fans are in for a treat.
MJ Nebreda is a Miami native who’s been crafting her sound since vinyl’s days were in full swing. Her dance floor-ready music showcases her uncanny ability to deliver some serious bangers with ease. Recently, she collaborated with fellow Miami artist Nick Leon on an EP entitled ‘Amor En Los Tiempos Ds Odio’. After wowing fans with her debut album, she’s back to keep things lively at Time Out Market’s monthly DROP series on Friday November 9th at 8:00 PM where you’ll catch her performing ‘Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi’ – sure to please any music buff! Additionally, you can catch her performing live at Movement Festival; we’ll be there too!
Lana Lubany is a Palestinian-American singer with both American and Palestinian roots who brings her bilingual style of music (English/Arabic) to London. Combining both traditions into one unique blend of rhythmic sultry attitude and catchy hooks, her London-based artist captures the essence of both worlds perfectly.
She’s currently working with Beatnik Creative – home to Arlo Parks and Miso Extra – on their upcoming EP ‘The Holy Land’. Led by the bold single ‘Point Of No Return’, this EP showcases stylish alt-pop with elements from her Arabic heritage.
Lubany’s recent release ‘THE SNAKE’ quickly went viral on TikTok, garnering over 3 million views and spreading her infectious energy across Western and Middle Eastern audiences alike. She’s also building an enthusiastic online community of fans that she engages with regularly – demonstrating she truly cares about those she interacts with.
Girl Scouts is an inspiring program that empowers girls to develop, learn, and impact the world. Here, a girl can make lifelong friends, find mentors, and embrace her inner leader.
Every year, Girl Scout cookies are sold by members to support statewide programs and financial assistance for other girls to join Girl Scouts. This support enables them to earn badges, attend leadership events and travel around the state with ease.
Girl Scouts in Nebraska have the unique leadership opportunity of joining the artVenture program, which brings together groups of girls with professional artists to create collaborative artwork and donate individual pieces for auction each year. This program encourages them to express their creative side through art!
If you’re a fan of Progressive insurance, chances are you’ve seen Flo – the cheerful cashier portrayed by comedian Stephanie Courtney. She first appeared in advertisements back in 2008 and has since become an iconic presence on television and radio commercials.
Her character became so beloved that people began dressing up like her for Halloween. Courtney has been portraying Flo, one of the most iconic female insurance characters in advertising, for over four years now – an impressive milestone!
However, despite being one of the most recognizable insurance characters in advertising, Flo hasn’t always done a great job protecting their users’ sensitive personal information. Indeed, according to a recent Federal Trade Commission complaint, they shared health information about their users with third parties without their consent – even after promising that it would remain private.