Discovering an artist that makes your heart soar, puts a spring in your step and adds color to your daily routine is as rare as it is wonderful. Here at Deezer we know the feeling; finding that gem that will change your perception of music, listening to it on repeat and wanting to share your discovery with the world. We too believe that rare talent should be shared for people to love and enjoy which is why we have created #DeezerNEXT, a new program to support emerging artists. Deezer NEXT is all about supporting the next generation of great music and helping you find your next favorite artist.
Deezer will work directly with the chosen artists and their crew to bring you hot exclusive content, pre-releases, playlists, private shows and much more.
To launch our first ever Deezer NEXT we’ve picked three up-and-coming artists: Rag’n’Bone Man, Maggie Rogers and Anne-Marie. They’re set to be some of the hottest acts of 2017 and Deezer is thrilled to accompany them on their artistic journey.
Rory Graham, aka Rag’n’ Bone man, is a 32-year-old British singer-songwriter who has just shot to fame with his first album ‘Human’. How? By injecting an exciting new twist into blues music using contemporary hip hop production methods to create heartfelt songs that are taking the world by storm. His album celebrated a massive opening last week as his album landed straight to Number 1 on the official Albums chart. With 117, 000 copies sold and streamed worldwide, Rag’n’Bone man has just earned himself the title of fastest-selling debut by a male act of the decade. Human is also the fastest-selling album of the past 12 months.
Read more about Rag’n’Bone man here
First known for her viral hit ‘Alaska’, Maggie Rogers is a singer-songwriter who caught the ears of Pharrell Williams with her unique combination of folk, dance and R’n’B. A video of Williams being visibly impressed by Roger’s talent was released in June and rapidly went viral. Maggie describes herself as an optimist and a devout environmentalist. ‘Alaska’ was composed in 15 minutes and describes one of her many hiking trips and her love of nature. Her stunning new EP is taking her to new heights, read all about her swift ascent here
25-year-old wunderkind Anne-Marie is no stranger to the spotlight. Her career began when she was just 6 years old, appearing in two West End productions, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Whistle Down the Wind’. In early 2016, she released ‘Do It Right’ and more recently she featured on Clean Bandit’s single ‘Rockabye’ with Sean Paul.