Special Report

America's 40 Hottest New Music Stars

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35. Jacquees
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 32
> Biggest hit: You
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 821,264

Jacquees is a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, who grew up appreciating legends such as Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, and Barry White. He’s had four songs crack the Billboard Hot 100, and his latest, “You,” reached No. 58 in January.

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34. Dean Lewis
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 29
> Biggest hit: Be Alright
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 536,453

Dean Lewis is an Australian singer-songwriter who broke through into the Billboard Hot 100 with the song “Be Alright,” which rose to No. 23 in March of this year. Among the artists who have influenced Lewis is the British group Oasis.

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33. Rich The Kid
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 27
> Biggest hit: Plug Walk
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 155,245

Rapper Rich the Kid has become part of the vibrant Atlanta music scene. His roots, however, are in New York City. He was born Dimitri Roger to a family originally from Haiti and grew up speaking Creole. He moved to Atlanta as a youth and soon gravitated to music, collaborating with Migos and Young Thug among others. Interscope Records signed him in 2017, and he released his first record, “The World is Yours,” a year later. The record climbed to No. 13 on the Billboard 200.

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32. Morgan Wallen
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 33
> Biggest hit: Whiskey Glasses
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 309,434

Morgan Wallen is country singer-songwriter from Tennessee who first gained attention for his performance on the television talent show “The Voice” in 2014. He collaborated with country stars Florida Georgia Line for the hit “Up Down” in 2017. That song was included in his debut album “If I Know Me” that was released last year. His song “Whiskey Glasses” reached No. 1 in the week ending May 18 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

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31. Famous Dex
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 33
> Biggest hit: Japan
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 400,619

Chicago-born rapper and songwriter Famous Dex, also known as Black Migo Dex, is known for two mixtapes: “Never Seen It Coming” and “Dexter’s Laboratory.” He’s known for pop-rap, drill, and trap-rap styles of music. Dex was the first artist signed by the record label Rich Forever Music started by rapper Rich the Kid.