Future Stars: Ramz (Polydor)

Taken from this week’s Future Pop mailer. Click here to subscribe. I noticed the buzz around Ramz’s debut single Barking before Christmas, and included it in my Future Hits playlist, but it was still a shock to check the official charts for the first time this year and discover it had already reached the top five. Now… Continue reading Future Stars: Ramz (Polydor)

Future Pop: Stars of 2018 – the winners announced

Earlier this month I shared the 10 rising pop acts I felt could be the breakthrough stars of the year ahead, and invited This Must Be Pop readers to tell me which they thought, and hoped, would have the greatest success in 2018. And now, the results are in! The act you think will be huge this… Continue reading Future Pop: Stars of 2018 – the winners announced

Future Pop: Stars of 2018

Now that we’ve surveyed the state of pop at the start of 2018, it’s time to review the candidates for this year’s biggest breakthrough acts. Here are the 10 future stars I think will capture pop fans’ hearts. Read on to learn more about them and have your say on  which you think, and hope,… Continue reading Future Pop: Stars of 2018

State of Pop: 2018

2017 was a  difficult  year for new pop stars.  I can’t think of anyone who was unheard of this time last year, and has truly ‘made it’ since. Julia Michaels made good progress, but is hardly a household name. Dua Lipa finally had her moment, but that was at the end of a long and… Continue reading State of Pop: 2018