Welcome to Emerging Artists Spotlight, a Billboard series where we highlight a musician who has recently made his or her debut on the Emerging Artists chart. Whether they are new to the industry, or have been around for a while but are just starting to have a chart impact, the intention is to showcase where they are here and now. This week’s pick is Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Sandy) Alex G, who debuted at No. 24 on the chart dated Sept. 28 following the release of his ninth overall full-length album, House of Sugar.
Despite an ever-growing fanbase, heaps of critical praise and a host of Frank Ocean collaborations, Philadelphia-based multi-hyphenate, single-parenthetical DIY savant (Sandy) Alex G -- born Alexander Giannascoli -- has made it out of the woods without losing his homegrown appeal, open-hearted lyricism or penchant for the occasional experimental instrumental divergence.