Charli XCX, Tove Lo, and Other Hit Artists Made 2014 an International Year for Pop

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Charli XCX photographed backstage at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2014 in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2014.

A huge crop of new international acts broke through in America, from Canadian 
reggae-rock band Magic to Scandinavian synth-poppers Tove Lo and to Japanese 
3-D avatar Hatsune Miku, who played Madison Square Garden. See below for where they hail from around the globe.

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This article first appeared in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard.


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