Music is the universal language that unites people worldwide, regardless of race, religion, or creed. This is why it is very essential to listen to good music to destress yourself and boost your morale so that you are ready to face daily life challenges. Nowadays, with all the latest technology, music has become more accessible than ever; more and more talented artists are showing up to share their amazing music with the world. In 2020, the music industry has seen the rise of numerous talented teen musical artists who are hypnotizing their followers with their creative musical abilities.
Here are the top 10 musical artists of 2020:
Johnny Orlando – 17
John Vincent Orlando, professionally known as Johnny Orlando, is a 17-year-old Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, model, and YouTuber. Since 2019, Johnny has been nominated for several awards, such as Teen Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and Juno Awards, and won MTV Europe Music Awards in 2019. He has worked in six films since 2014 and has been featured in several web series as well that are Total Eclipse, Chicken Girls, and Baby Doll Records. Besides this, he has released 27 singles and has several collaborations as well. Johnny has over 4.34 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, 6.1 million Instagram followers, over 1.5 million followers on Facebook, and over 8.7 million TikTok followers.
Jojo Siwa – 17
Jojo Siwa, whose real name is Joelle Joanie, is a 17-year-old musical artist from America. Along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, she appeared for two seasons on Dance Moms and for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store”. She has two YouTube channels, JoJo Siwa Tv and Its JoJo Siwa, on which she uploads videos of her daily life. Since 2013, she has worked in numerous television series and has appeared in two films, Blurt! (2018) and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019). She has been nominated for and won several Television Awards and Dance Awards.
Isabelle Brown – 17
Isabelle Brown is a young and talented musical artist who is known for her amazing voice that is very mature for her age. The talented singer from Brighton, UK has a unique approach to self-reflection in her songwriting. In 2019, she released her EP, 03, and showcased her talent for setting that bar for quality R&B music. She has performed with various prominent musicians such as Lauryn Hill, Brittany Howard, and Jamila Woods. In 2020, she released the song “To Say Good Bye” which addresses the end of a friendship.
Ruel Vincent van Dijk – 17
Ruel Vincent Van Dijik, born on 29 October 2002, is a singer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He is popular for his singles “Don’t Tell Me”, “Younger” and “Painkiller”. He has appeared in numerous singles both as a lead artist and as a featured artist. Moreover, he has also released extended plays, remix EPs, and many music videos. Ruel won the Breakthrough Artist award in 2018 and the Favourite Assie/kiwi award and Best Australian Act award in 2019. In 2020, he was nominated for the Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award.
IV Jay – 18
IV Jay, born on January 20, 2002, is an 18-year-old R&B singer and Instagram star from America. IV Jay is a talented music artist who has earned a lot of fame, admiration, and recognition for her outstanding work. She uploads the best cover songs and remixes on her eponymous YouTube channel and has released her own popular songs such as ‘Thirsty,’ ‘Care,’ and ‘On God’ as well. In April 2018, IV’s remix of Queen Naija’s “Medicine” was at the top of SoundCloud’s New and Hot: R&B & Soul list. She has over 483k Instagram followers, over 147k followers, and over 9 million views on her YouTube channel.
Ángela Aguilar Álvarez – 16
Ángela Aguilar Álvarez, professionally known as Ángela Aguilar, is a 16-year-old Mexican-American singer. Aguilar became famous after she performed “La Llorona” at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2018. She is one of the youngest artists to be nominated for a Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards. In 2016, at age 13, Aguilar became the youngest performer to participate in the BBC 100 Woman festival in Mexico City. In 2018, she received a nomination for Best New Artist, and her album Primero Soy Mexicana was nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
Nova Miller – 19
Nova Miller, whose real name is Astrid Fanny Granström, is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Stockholm, Sweden. In 2015, she released her debut track, “Supernova,” which reached Spotify’s viral chart. The song’s lyrics “shining your brightest in difficult circumstances” is related to Miller’s past experiences with bullying. In 2015, Miller released ‘My perfect Christmas,’ an original Christman single, which received highly positive reviews. Swedish newspaper Expression ranked the song as #13 out of 100 best Christmas songs of all time. In 2016, she released the retro pop track “So Good,” which was premiered on MTV.
Lukas James – 19
Lukas James, born on September 26,, 2001, is a 19-year-old singer and songwriter from Florida, America. James became popular after his appearance on the TV series “Boy Band” which was launched on the ABC channel. He released the singles “Don’t say” and “Speechless” to Spotify and iTunes. He is a straight-A student and taught himself how to play keyboard and acoustic guitar (inspired by Shawn Mendes). James, together with Kendrick Lamar, also appeared on the cover of the VIBE magazine.
AJ Mitchel – 19
Aaron Fredrick “AJ” Mitchell Jr., born on May 17, 2001, is a 19-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician from America. In 2017, he posted his singing videos on his YouTube and Instagram account accounts, following which he gained an online fan base. At age 13, he wrote a single, “Used To Be,” which has over 60 million streams. Three of Mitchel’s songs, Girls (2018), All My Friends (2019), and Slow Dance (2019), broke into the top 40 US radio charts. In 2019, he collaborated with Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt on the song “After Hours.” As of 2020, his listeners on Spotify has reached over 6.2 million and has released the track ‘Slow Dance’ with Ava Max.
NLE Choppa – 17
NLE Choppa, whose real name is Bryson Lashun Potts, is a 17-year-old rapper, singer, and songwriter from America. In 2019, he released a single “Shotta Flow,” which helped him achieve fame and recognition. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA, peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was featured on his debut EP Cottonwood. NLE Choppa is well-known for his “animated vocals” and energetic rapping, which was notable during his breakthrough single, “Shotta Flow.” His fans admire and love to listen to his songs because of his “melodic” yet “heavy-hitting” song. He has released extended plays, mixtapes, and many singles as a lead and featured artist.