He started recording demos at 14, and already 21-year-old Florida native Cris Cab’s fresh fusion of pop, reggae, and soul has earned him millions of YouTube views, a major label deal…and the bragging rights of counting Pharrell Williams and Wyclef Jean as mentors. His current single “Liar Liar” features Pharrell—which based on recent history, is a good indication it will be a massive international hit! So it’s no wonder MTV have named Cris Cab March 2014’s MTV PUSH artist! Throughout the month, stay tuned for new exclusives with this up-and-coming singer/songwriter/producer.
The title track off his 2012 debut album ‘Clarity’, featuring Foxes, earned him a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, and he was nominated for a 2013 MTV VMA as Artist to Watch. And we’ve definitely got our eye on Zedd—that’s why this talented up-and-comer has been named MTV’s PUSH artist for February 2014!
Kid Ink’s career is bound to keep rising ‘Up & Away’—and that’s why he’s been named MTV’s PUSH artist for January 2014! All throughout the month, get to know the up-and-coming rapper in an exclusive two-part interview, plus behind-the-scenes footage and more!
2013 is drawing to a close…and what a fantastic year it’s been for music fans! Over the past 12 months, MTV PUSH has introduced you to a diverse range of up-and-coming artists, who’ve gone on to be full-fledged breakout stars! All through December, keep checking back for standout clips you may have missed or just want to watch over again! And stay tuned for 2014, when we’ll continue bringing you exclusives from brand-new emerging artists every month!
Influenced by music ranging from soul to punk to house music, John Newman saw his debut studio album ‘Tribute’ enter the U.K. chart at number one in October. With his career off to such a phenomenal start, MTV have tapped the musician as November’s PUSH artist!
16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (a.k.a. Ella Yelich-O'Connor) released her first EP, ‘The Love Club EP’, with no marketing or publicity—and saw it shoot to #1 on the New Zealand album chart, while her track ‘Royals’ occupied the top spot on the singles chart. Stay tuned for exclusive live performances, interviews, and more opportunities to get to know this unique young talent and her just-released debut LP, ‘Pure Heroine’.
The duo that is twenty one pilots, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, has earned widespread applause for their energetic live sets and distinctive fusion of piano-driven schizoid pop and lyrical uplift. No strangers to the road, twenty one pilots have built a fervent national following via their electrifying live performances at innumerable headline shows and tours. All month long, stay tuned for exclusive performances, interviews and more — they’ll make you think and make you move.
Icona Pop have vaulted to the upper echelons of the pop scene with the smash success of ’I Love It’. With huge futurist sounds, soaring emotions, dancefloor confessions, and unabashed honesty, their self-titled debut album is sure to be—wait for it—iconic. That’s why MTV has named Icona Pop August’s PUSH artist. Stay tuned for more exclusives all month as we push Icona Pop toward international superstardom!
Earlier this year, Iggy opened for Rita Ora on tour, debuting her breakout single ‘Work’ during her set. Iggy’s first full-length album, ‘The New Classic’, is due out later this year, and is certain to establish her as a major new voice in hip-hop. That’s why MTV has selected Iggy Azalea as this month’s PUSH artist. All throughout July, stay tuned for exclusive live performances, interviews, and more as we push Iggy’s music to fans around the world!
U.K. native Tom Odell, 22, has been writing songs since he was 13. His soulful, piano-driven sound is influenced by artists ranging from Elton John to David Bowie to Cat Power to Leonard Cohen. Throughout the month, we’re pushing out Tom’s music to masses of new listeners around the world. Stay tuned for exclusive performances, interviews and more!