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PANDORA'S 2018 ARTISTS TO WATCH

Each year the folks at Pandora put together a list of their picks for 2018's Artists to Watch, and this year the list has no shortage of acts that have been generating quite a buzz in streaming, social media, and the press.

As part of Pandora's efforts to promote new talent, the artists chosen reflect up-and-comers across genres with the predictions based off data, industry priorities and curation insights.

"We listened to TONS of artist before we were able to arrive at the 25 artists to watch in 2018," said Pandora's Lead Pop Curator Tiana Lewis. "When it comes to Pop, everything is fair game, so really understanding not only where the Pop scene currently is, but where it's headed is key. Using our data along with industry insight, tracking an artist's growth when it comes to live performances along with a few other key factors we were able to select our top 25."

With the Country Artists to Watch list having been released in November, and the Latin Artists to Watch list also out; we give you the general list—which includes Hip Hop, Pop, Indie, R&B and EDM—below.

PANDORA'S ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2018:
H.E.R.
Illenium
Ella Mai
Lauv
Daniel Caesar
$ki Mask The Slump God
FKJ
Sabrina Claudio
Kelela
Petit Biscuit
Jessie Reyez
SYML
PRETTYMUCH
Baka Not Nice
Cigarettes After Sex
Lil Baby
Phoebe Bridgers
Lil Xan
Harry Hudson
Greta Van Fleet
wifisfuneral
Cuco
Cyhi The Prince
Jaden Smith
Morgan Saint