Special Report

America's 40 Hottest New Music Stars

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30. Ozuna
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 33
> Biggest hit: Te Bote
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 1,879,125

Dominican-Puerto Rican singer Ozuna was the most-watched artist on YouTube for all of 2018. While he’s only released two albums at this point, he’s released or appeared on 11 songs that have made the Hot 100 chart and 62 songs that have appeared on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. Ozuna recently told Billboard that he wants to help “Latino culture to truly break into the United States.”

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29. Sheck Wes
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 28
> Biggest hit: Mo Bamba
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 992,142

Sheck Wes, born Khadimou Fall in New York City, raps about the hardscrabble life in his hometown of Harlem. His debut full-length album “Mudboy” features verses of some songs rapped in English and Wolof, in a nod to his Senegalese heritage.

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28. KYLE
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 30
> Biggest hit: iSpy
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 794,558

KYLE is Kyle Harvey, a rapper from Ventura, California. His single “iSpy,” featuring fellow rapper Lil Yachty, ascended to No. 4 on the Billboard 100 in 2017 and eventually reached multi-platinum status. KYLE’s debut album for Atlantic Records, “Light of Mine,” reached No. 29 on the Billboard 200 in 2018.

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27. Bad Bunny
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 27
> Biggest hit: I Like It
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,592,134

Latinx rapper Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Ocasio, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has become a well-known voice in Latin trap and contemporary Latin urban music. Among his influences are Héctor Lavoe, Vico C, Daddy Yankee, and Marc Anthony. In 2018, he appeared in or released five hit singles, including in Cardi B’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping “I Like It.” He released his debut album “X 100PRE” in December 2018, which surged to No. 1 on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart and stayed there for 23 weeks.

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26. Russell Dickerson
> Total no. of weeks on Hot 100: 38
> Biggest hit: Yours
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 169,305

Country singer Russell Dickerson released his one and so far only album “Yours,” in 2016. The record sent three singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, two of which (“Yours” and “Blue Tacoma”) crossed over to the Hot 100 pop chart. Dickerson has performed alongside artists such as Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.