Charli XCX has written and guested on two of the biggest singles of the past two years—Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ and Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’—and opened for Ellie Goulding and Paramore on tour. Now she’s headed for superstardom as an artist in her own right. In anticipation of ‘Boom Clap’ becoming an epic hit, MTV have named Charli XCX July 2014’s PUSH artist! Stay tuned all month for exclusive interview footage, live performances and more.
Born in Calgary, Canada, and now based in New York, she’s a trained ballerina, she spent her teenage years in the Royal Canadian Navy and such a keen shot, the Army tried to recruit her as a sniper! And now, as MTV’s PUSH artist for June 2014, she’s on the brink of major music stardom.
After teaming up with dance duo Disclosure, lending his vocals to producer Naughty Boy on the U.K. #1 single ‘La La La’, landing the BRITs Critic Choice Award AND winning the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll (the first male artist ever to do so!) Sam Smith has completed his debut full-length studio album, ‘In the Lonely Hour’ and is poised to break even more new ground… and that’s why MTV have named him May 2013’s PUSH act!
5 Seconds of Summer are your MTV PUSH act for April! You'll be hearing a LOT more about these guys in the months to come—so to help you get to know them better, check back throughout April for lots of choice exclusives, including an introduction to the band — plus amazing acoustic performances and the chance to get involved!
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’.