Top Breakout Artists of 2011

20 Dec

It’s December folks and that inevitable year end nostalgia has begun to kick in. As we all take a collective sigh and look back on these past 12 months, we can get a sounder grasp of our highs and lows. In the music industry, certain artists have clearly hit a soaring peak. Foster the People rose from obscurity to sold out shows, as the British soul scene blew up with the likes of Adele.

From Florence and the Machine to Kreayshawn, I think that 2011 brought in different artists with very new sounds. The unyielding mainstream mold, in my opinion, has certainly started to erode.

Who do you think had the best breakout year in 2011?

One Response to “Top Breakout Artists of 2011”

  1. Matthew Coleman December 20, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    Great question. I think you listed the big three and while it may seem convenient I am going to pick one of them. Foster the People came out of nowhere to balloon in popularity and Adele had one heck of an album. Florence released Lungs in 2009, and, despite being an awesome album it took two years for it to become massively popular.

    I’m going to go with Foster the People. While “Pumped up Kicks” was released as a popular single in 2010, this band really went from rags to riches quickly.

    Your thoughts?

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