Whether or not you’re ready for it, 2018 is here, and with the new year comes the chance for new talent to make a splash. From Norway to Atlanta, these are the artists we’re expecting to make a big impact in the pop world in 2018.
MAX’s breakout 2017 hit “Lights Down Low” not only entered the Hot 100, but it got him married (it was the song he proposed to his now-wife with). It’s easy to see why she said yes: That song is the strangely successful ‘sexy folk jam,’ toeing the line between confessional acoustic and pop soundscapes. Most importantly, his expressive vocals emote deep love and of-the-moment seduction at the same time, a trick most can’t pull off.