December 20, 2013, 12:24 pm PT by Rachel Ho |
The ever-changing music landscape is always seeing fresh new faces. Who will be worthy of your attention in 2014? Lo and behold, here we present to you a list of five promising stars to keep an eye on in the coming year!
Photo credits: Charley Gallay / Getty Images
For fans of: Miranda Cosgrove, Karmin.
The star of Nickelodeon's new comedy series The Thundermans, Kira Kosarin, is quickly on her way to become the new face of Nickelodeon. The 16 year old plays lead character Phoebe Thunderman on The Thundermans who, along with her siblings and parents, possesses super powers that she must hide from normal people. It's a hilarious comedy that everyone needs to check out!
Kira is also launching a music career of her own, having recently released an infectious pop tune titled "Replay". And as if being talented in acting and singing wasn't enough, she can also rap pretty well as demonstrated in "Replay". We can definitely expect to hear more from this budding starlet in the next year!
IM5 from left: Will Jay, Cole Pendery, Dalton Rapattoni, Gabe Morales, Dana Vaughns
Photo credits: IM5band.com
For fans of: Emblem3, One Direction, Union J.
Boy bands are huge right now and IM5 are joining in on the boy band craze. Dana Vaughns, Cole Pendery, Dalton Rapattoni, Will Jay and Gabe Morales were grouped together into IM5 by music moguls Simon Fuller, Jamie King and Perez Hilton. Having garnered a strong fan following online comprising of fans from all parts of the world, the band was recently signed to Universal Republic Records, whose roster includes superstars such as Lorde and Ariana Grande.
The band is probably best known for collaborating with Disney star Bella Thorne on a track titled "Can't Stay Away", which further boosted their popularity among the teens. Be sure to expect a lot of great things from IM5 — we can assure you that they will become one of the biggest boy bands in the world someday!
Photo credits: Craig Sjodin / Disney
For fans of: Demi Lovato.
2013 has been quite the year for Dove Cameron. Having already secured herself not one, but two starring roles on a single Disney Channel sitcom titled Liv and Maddie where she plays both identical twins Liv and Maddie Rooney, Dove is undoubtedly going to be the next big thing. The actress-cum-singer will star in Disney's upcoming movie Cloud 9 and just earlier this week, she was announced as a main character on another Disney movie titled Descendants, where she will play the daughter of Maleficent, the villain from Sleeping Beauty.
Apart from her work with Disney, Dove recently wrapped an action-comedy film titled Barely Lethal, where she starred alongside Jessica Alba and Hailee Steinfeld. That's not all though — have you heard the blonde teen sing? Her smooth silvery voice is one of a kind that will send shivers down your spine (in a good way). Talent like that doesn't come around very often and when you see Dove on top of the music charts and her face plastered on the cover of every magazine, don't say we didn't tell you so!
Photo credits: @BradKavanagh / Twitter
For fans of: John Mayer, Sam Tsui, Boyce Avenue.
Best known for starring in Nickelodeon's House of Anubis as Fabian, actor/singer Brad Kavanagh is now on his way to establishing himself as a musician. The 21 year old re-creates popular songs, throws in some B.K. magic and posts them up onto YouTube for all to enjoy. He also has a couple of awesome original songs on his YouTube channel which we think should totally be recorded and released!
Oh, did we mention that Brad's British? No? Well, Brad Kavanagh is British. Yeah, just thought you anglophiles might like to know that little nugget of information! Honestly though, this guy is practically perfect. With his guitar skills, his soulful voice, his boyish charm and unfaltering passion for music (and his accent), we don't see how Brad Kavanagh isn't going to be a big star!
Set in Motion
Photo credits: Set In Motion / Facebook
For fans of: Emblem3, Simple Plan.
Pop band Set in Motion may be a tad new to the music scene but they are quickly becoming one of the fastest emerging pop acts in their native Australia. Best known for their single "Summer Love" that has made its way up music charts in Australia and its neighbouring regions (including Singapore), the trio are making their way into the hearts of pop music lovers with their fun upbeat songs.
What's there not to like about Set in Motion? They can sing, they can play instruments, they have a cute band name, they're cute, they have really good songs... We would be fools to not include Set in Motion in this article!