- 26 Nov 19
This year's 'Ones To Watch' list includes artists from a multitude of genres, from neo-soul to hip-hop influenced rock.
YouTube Music today revealed its annual UK and Ireland 'Ones to Watch', highlighting ten emerging artists who are set for big things in 2020. Bangladeshi-Irish singer Joy Crookes as well as rising UK star Yungblud, amongst others, made this year's list.
Check out YouTube's 'Ones To Watch' Top 10 below:
- Alfie Templeman
- D Block Europe
- Joy Crookes
- Maisie Peters
- Ms Banks
- Sam Tompkins
"Thank you so much for choosing me as a One To Watch, YouTube! All I have to do now is keep making sick videos!!", Joy Crookes said after hearing the news.
Talking to Hot Press' Brenna Ransden in October, Crookes revealed that she plans to release her debut album in 2020. "I love the songs that I've released", she explained, "but I think EPs are a very minute scale. And I think that when I put those songs in an album, my story will make sense".
Yungblud also has big plans for next year. He said, "I'm so hyped to have been recognised by a platform as influential as YouTube and to be sat amongst such a sick group of artists! It's been such a wild year for me and I can't wait for everyone to see what I've got in store for 2020!"
The Doncaster singer is also set to take the stage at Dublin's Vicar St tomorrow after releasing his new EP The Underrated Youth back in October.
Now in its second year, YouTube Music's 'Ones To Watch' list is based on a variety of factors, including YouTube views, subscribers, engagement from global music fans, and YouTube Music analytics.
Last year, Dermot Kennedy was amongst the newcomers chosen as YouTube's 'Ones To Watch'.