4 Up-and-Coming EDM Vocalists Stepping Into the Solo Spotlight -- From Jess Glynne to Angelika Vee

Jess Glynne performs at Stubbs at sxsw 2015
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Jess Glynne performs at Stubbs on March 20, 2015 in Austin, United States.

Thanks to Sam Smith's feature on Disclosure's "Latch" and Foxes' cameo for Zedd on "Clarity," once-anonymous EDM vocalists are seeing new possibilities as solo stars.

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Jess Glynne, London
Featured on: Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," Route 94's "My Love"
Signed to Atlantic in the United Kingdom, Glynne was thrust into the international spotlight with her featured spot on the Grammy-nominated "Rather Be." Her February single "Hold My Hand" is a prequel to a U.K. album and U.S. EP, both of which are slated for July.

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Kerli, Estonia
Featured on: SNBRN's "Raindrops," Seven Lions' "Worlds Apart"
Antonio "L.A." Reid signed Kolv to Island Records in 2006, but neither an album nor an EP made an impression. After inking with Ultra in 2013, she became a go-to vocalist for DJs like Benny Benassi and Don Diablo, and is now recording her second LP, slated for a late-2015 release.

Angelika Vee, Moldova
Featured on: Thomas Newson's "Don't Hold Us," Kap Slap's "Let It All Out"
Following a move to Los Angeles in 2011, the Romanian singer was featured on tracks by such DJs as Ferry Corsten and Bisbetic. She became a YouTube star through viral covers of pop songs (her take on Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's "LaLaLa" has 2.5 million views). Her debut EP is due in 2016.

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Collen D'Agostino, Los Angeles
Featured on: Deadmau5's "Seeya"
Formerly the lead singer of L.A. rock band The Material, D'Agostino got her big break when she brought her sultry vocals to Deadmau5's hit "Seeya." Now signed to his Mau5trap imprint, the singer's debut EP arrived March 15 (and features Deadmau5 on its pulsing lead single, "Stay").

This story originally appeared in the April 4th issue of Billboard.


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