Ahead of the Curve

Fanum Tastemakers have consistently identified the "Next Big Thing" long before mainstream radio & major music services have started to promote them

William Singe

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November 2015

November 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Teresa

July 2016

Signs deal with RCA Records
William Singe is stellarly famous on YouTube. Insanely famous. He made his name huge by covering Top 40 hits just as well, sometimes better, as the original Artists who perform the music all from the comfort of his room. This summer, RCA Records signed a deal with him to put the singer’s perfect voice on blast.

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Lewis Del Mar

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July 2015

July 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Juliette Miller

January 2016

Release debut EP with Columbia Records
Lewis Del Mar are a duo comprised of a singer/guitarist and a producer/percussionist who made waves by creatively and innovatively combining elements of acoustic guitar, forward thinking production and even Latin-American elements. The group quickly rose and recently released their debut EP with Columbia Records.

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Lost Kings

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April 2015

April 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Meeshkakim

May 2016

Signs to RCA Records
Lost Kings are a DJ duo who have already worked with top level Artists likes Halsey, Rihanna and Tori Kelly on official remixes. The duo have now signed to RCA Records and have begun producing original music and partnering with sing-songwriters to make hits.

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Jain

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October 2015

October 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Jay Lincoln

October 2016

Releases debut album in the U.S. with RCA Records
Jain is a ‘cheery’ pop star from France who made her debut on the French Grammys and quickly blew up after with her debut album “ZANKA” becoming certified platinum in France. RCA Records has now snatched her up and has released the already successful album to the unfamiliar U.S. audience.

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D.R.A.M.

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July 2015

July 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sam Nelson

October 2016

Releases debut album as a joint venture with Atlantic Records
Oh D.R.A.M. He’s had a long successful road that has been paved with gold in 2016. Last year, he had the insanely catchy track ‘Cha Cha’ and now, this year, has had the #1 Hip Hop track with ‘Broccoli’. This year he has also released his debut album alongside Atlantic Records and has a very bright future of releasing music which everyone should look forward to.

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Amine

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July 2016

July 2016

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Yo Fu

August 2016

Signs with Republic Records and hit single ‘Caroline’ blows up
Amine was an Artist that saw huge success in 2016, and all very quickly. Amine is a Portland rapper who saw insane traction with his track ‘Caroline’ which has over 100 million streams on Spotify to date. As the viral song spread, Amine signed to Republic Records to release any future music.

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May 2016

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sam Nelson

July 2016

Signs joint venture with Atlantic Records
New York City rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie brings a new, innovative sound to the scene capturing the ears of the hip-hop world. With his popular tracks like ‘My Shit’, A Boogie has already made fans of heavy weights like Remy Ma and Fabolous and has signed a joint venture with Atlantic Records to keep pushing his forthcoming sound that is guaranteed to have a huge presence in hip-hop music in the near future.

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Declan McKenna

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December 2015

December 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tatiana Alvanelli

March 2016

Makes official U.S. debut with Columbia Records
The young Declan McKenna became a viral sensation at the age of 15 with his politically motivated track ‘Brazil’. The track showcased the singer-songwriter’s talent with witty lyrics and catchy melodies. The pot began to stir with Declan in his U.K. home and officially made his debut with Columbia Records in the U.S. in March of 2016.

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Russ

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October 2015

October 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Jay Lincoln

June 2016

Inks major label deal with Columbia Records
Russ is a rapper and producer that shovels out new music like no one’s business. Russ caught a huge wave with his track ‘What They Want’ catapulting his popularity within the hip-hop world. Russ’ music extends into singing, rapping and insane production which lead him to signing with the great Columbia Records this summer.

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Snakehips

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January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Gabby Owens

March 2015

Releases debut EP “Forever, Pt. II” with Sony Music
Snakehips are a laid back, funky set of producers who started off remixing songs from buzzing Artists like BANKS, Kehlani, Raury and Lion Babe along with collaborating with other up and commers like George Maple, Sinead Harnett. Now, the UK duo have an EP with Sony Music and are collaborating with big Artists like Tinashe, Chance the Rapper, and Anderson .Paak. You can find them producing future hits.

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Dreezy

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September 2014

September 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sam Nelson

December 2015

Releases debut EP “From Now On” with Interscope
Dreezy is a female rapper from Chicago who first made waves appearing on Common’s album “Nobody’s Smile” and slaying it on BET’s famous cypers in 2014. Now she is releasing music with the legendary Interscope Records and collaborating with Artists like Dej Loaf and Trey Songz.

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Kiiara

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June 2015

June 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sam Nelson

March 2016

Releases debut EP “low kii savage” with Atlantic Records
Kiiara is an Artist who went from Hadrware Store Clerk to Pop Star real quick. Kiiara released her debut single ‘Gold’ last summer which was blew up to 11 million streams on SoundCloud, alone, today. The track was also received placement on an Apple commercial. Kiiara recently released her debut album with Atlantic Records to further put her stamp on pop superstardom.

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Bibi Bourelly

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April 2015

April 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Alana

October 2015

Released single ‘Ego’ with Def Jam (Interscope)
Bibi Bourelly is a Berlin-bred singer-songwriter who breaks the mold of bubbly pop star, and instead breaks onto the scene as a powerful, bad-ass chick. Bourelly’s biggest hit thus far has been the song she wrote for Rihanna “BBHMM” but is now making a name for herself with songs like “Sally.” Dope all-around songwriter.

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Samm Henshaw

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August 2015

August 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Bosque

September 2015

Releases debut EP with Sony Music
Samm Henshaw is a British singer-songwriter who truly combines soul with incredible songwriting. Samm began releasing songs like, ‘Only Wanna To Be With You’ on his SounCloud and now has his debut EP “The Sound Experiment” released through Sony Music UK and Columbia Records in the U.S. This guy can sing.

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Coleman Hell

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February 2014

March 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Yo Fu

October 2015

Releases self-titled EP with Columbia Records
Coleman Hell is a self-made singer songwriter hailing from Canada. He began his career, surprisingly, rapping but now likes to consider his music electronic - writing all of his music through a keyboard and computer programs. His big hit ‘2 Heads’ has spent 20 weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Charts and has released his debut EP “Coleman Hell” with Columbia Records.

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The Chainsmokers

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February 2014

February 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Angie Chang

October 2015

Releases debut EP “Bouquet” with Columbia Records
The electronic duo originally hit the scene with their trendy song titled ‘#SELFIE’ which invaded nearly every music listener’s ears. From there, The Chainsmokers have hailed endorsements from Artists like Steve Aoki, collaborated with Artists such as Daya and ROSEZ to create chart topping songs, and signed with Columbia Records to release their debut EP “Bouquet.” All growth from here.

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Anderson .Paak

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March 2015

March 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Patrick Castelo

February 2016

Signs with Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath (Interscope)
Anderson .Paak is a one of a kind singer from California who initially sparked his buzz appearing on Dr. Dre’s reappearance album “Compton,” but is now establishing his own name with his debut album “Malibu” showcasing his distinct sound. .Paak is now the newest signee to Dre’s label Aftermath.

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Oh Honey

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January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Jake Simon

March 2014

Releases debut EP ‘With Love’ via Atlantic Records
Oh Honey is an American group composed of two talented singer-songwriters who create lovable folk, indie, pop songs. The duo’s initial buzz started in 2013 and was caught on by Atlantic Records who signed them in February 2014. Since then, Oh Honey has released their debut EP with Atlantic Records, opened up for great acts like James Blunt and The Fray, along with appearing on the Adult Top 40 charts.

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Marian Hill

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December 2014

December 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sarah Moore

February 2015

Releases debut EP “Sway” with Republic Records
Marian Hill is an American, best-friend duo, juxtaposing two sounds into a dance vibe impossible to ignore. The duo was introduced to fanum.fm in December of 2014 and have since been snatched up by Republic Records. Their song ‘One Time,’ off their EP “Sway,” charted on the Alternative charts last year, and they're now leaving us all in anticipation for their debut album release this year.

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Post Malone

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May 2015

May 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Patrick Castelo

March 2016

Releases debut album with Republic Records
Mr. Post Malone easily made one of the biggest hip-hop bangers of 2015 - ‘White Iverson.’ The song was released on his SoundCloud in February of 2015 and first went viral in the underground Tastemaker scene and is now a bonafide chart topper. Republic Records signed and re-released ‘White Iverson’ late last year and today has close to 120 million streams on Spotify alone. Today, Malone is expected to release his debut album and is officially opening up for the J-Biebs for his upcoming North American tour. Whoa.

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Tink

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November 2014

November 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sam Nelson

December 2014

Releases first single produced by Timbaland ‘Around The Clock’
In the hip-hop world, Tink has been a new comer no one can really talk bad about. She’s got the biggest producer in the game(Timbaland) comparing her potential to Aaliyah, and the flow and talent that is astonishing for a 19 year old. Tink is a mix between rapper and singer, and was quickly snatched up by Timbaland, signed to his imprint Mosley Group (under Epic Records), and is expected to release her debut album “Think Tink” in the very near future.

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Bryson Tiller

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May 2015

May 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Patrick Castelo

October 2015

Released debut album “TRAP SOUL” with RCA Records
Bryson Tiller has been a R&B heavyweight ever since he self-released his hit ‘Don’t’ on Soundcloud last October. He’s received co-signs from Drake and Timbaland, and has been signed to one of the biggest R&B labels RCA Records, home to R&B superstars Usher, R.Kelly and Chris Brown. His debut album “TRAP SOUL” has been highly anticipated and is guaranteed to only raise his buzz.

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Jack Garratt

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December 2014

December 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Sam Nelson

February 2016

Releasing debut album ‘Phase’ with Island Records (Universal/Interscope)
Jack Garratt is a singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from the UK who has turned heads on every stage he steps on. At age of 24, he’s already sold out headlining tours and opened up for Mumford & Sons. Since BBC Radio started playing his music, Jack's fanbase has expanded to admiration from Tastemakers all around the industry.

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Kehlani

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February 2015

February 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Aquaus

May 2015

Signs her own imprint label Tsunami Mob to Atlantic Records
Kehlani is a star in every sense of the word to her style, voice, songwriting and dancing. Her mixtape ‘You Should Be Here’ sparked huge flames in the music industry, climbing all the way up to #2 on the R&B charts. Soon after Kehlani’s mixtape release, Atlantic snatched her and her Tsunami Mob.

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Phoebe Ryan

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February 2015

February 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Michelle Kim

June 2015

Releases debut EP ‘Mine’ with Columbia Records
Phoebe Ryan is a singer songwriter whose buzz began with a cover of some R&B hits ‘Ignition’ and ‘Do you…’ Before that, she was a songwriter working with other up-and-comers like Oh Honey and Skizzy Mars. As soon as Phoebe combined her songwriting skills, to her own voice, she blew up and is now tied with one of the biggest labels - Columbia Records.

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Kygo

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June 2014

June 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Juliette Miller

December 2014

Releases first hit single ‘Firestone’ featuring Conrad
Kygo is a Norwegian producer who specializes in making huge dance songs. After releasing remixes of songs like Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire,’ Kygo was in a label bidding war between huge names like Lyor Cohen(300 ent.) Scooter Braun(School Boy) and Sony. He is now under Ultra Music, and his first single ‘Firestone’ broke through the Top 10 in countries like Norway, Australia and Germany.

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Halsey

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March 2015

March 2015

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Michelle Kim

August 2015

Releases debut album “Badlands” with Capitol Records
Halsey is a young, singer-songwriter showing promise to be the next big pop star. Halsey set flames with her EP ‘Room: 93’ late last year and has now opened for huge acts like Imagine Dragons and The Weeknd, along with having her debut album “Badlands” climbing all the way up to #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts.

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Raury

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July 2014

July 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Patrick Castelo

October 2015

Releases debut album “All We Need” with Columbia Records
Raury is an Artist that creatively intertwines hip-hop and folk. This talented artist has had a slow build up starting out with his EP release ‘Indigo Child’ back in Fall of last year, and showcases his undeniable talent with his debut album “All We Need,” with Columbia Records.

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Hozier

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Since July 2014

July 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tatiana Alvanelli

February 2015

Wins Billboard Music Award for ‘Top Rock Artist’
Hozier is a singer songwriter whose first claim to fame is his hit ‘Take Me To Church’ which he released in 2013. The hit caught on in the following years and has reached the top of the charts not only in the U.S., but also places like Italy, Germany and Australia.

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Leon Bridges

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Since November 2014

November 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by ohj110

June 2015

Leon Bridges Releases debut album with Columbia Records
Leon Bridges is an old soul, with an old sound who blew up fast after his demo release last year on SoundCloud. Now, Leon’s debut, critically acclaimed album “Coming Home” has reached all the way up to #6 on the U.S. charts.

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Vic Mensa

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Since January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tatiana Sy

April 2015

Vic Mensa signs to Jay-Z's popular 'Roc Nation' record label
In 2013 Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released his first solo album 'Innanetape.' More than a year later, Vic signs to one of the biggest hip-hop labels and has a feature from Kanye West on his first single.

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Jasmine Thompson

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Since January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Teresa

May 2015

Signs to Atlantic Records
Jasmine gained most of her traction by releasing covers via YouTube and Soundcloud. More than a year after being added to fanum, Jasmine is signed to a major label and her song ‘Ain’t Nobody’ remixed by Felix Jaehn, tops the charts in over 10 countries.

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Sam Smith

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January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by lucifersloth

December 2014

Releases debut album ‘In This Lonely Hour’ with Capitol Records
At this point, everyone knows the great Sam Smith. We first heard his voice on the Disclosure track ‘Latch’ which were quickly followed up with Sam Smith originals. Sam was added during the early stages of fanum, and we are excited about his super-stardom success.

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Janine and the Mixtape

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January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Kari Elam

December 2014

Releases debut EP that houses hit song ‘Hold Me’ with Atlantic Records
Janine and the Mixtape is a one-woman show who focuses on her own original blend of RnB and Hip-Hop. Janine started out in her home country of New Zealand, but since then she's been making waves with her hit ‘Hold Me,’ taking her all the way to NYC to continue her music career with Atlantic Records.

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Allen Stone

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January 2014

January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tatiana Alvanelli

May 2015

Releases debut album “Radius” with Capitol Records
The soulful Allen Stone has had a steady and consistent rise to fame. Back in 2011, he reached #2 on ITunes, and since then has prevailed on indie label ATO Records and named on Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ list. His rise led him to be signed to Capitol Records where he now releases his music.

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Wet

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January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tatiana Sy

May 2014

Releases debut EP “Wet” with Columbia Records
The synth-pop group Wet started breaking barriers under indie label Neon Gold and touring with bigger acts like London Grammar and CHVRCHS. The group is now signed to major label Columbia Records where they released their debut EP “Wet” and first album.

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January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Landry Nicks

October 2015

Releases debut EP “Bloo” with G.O.O.D. Music (Def Jam)
Kacy Hill is a spunky singer-songwriter who started off as a back-up dancer on Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ tour, but ended up later being signed to his notorious label - G.O.O.D. Music. She’s already released one EP with the label, and is looking to branch out further with a forthcoming debut album.

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January 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tatiana Alvanelli

March 2016

Releases debut album “Telluric” with Atlantic Records
Matt Corby is a singer-songwriter who started off his professional career on Australian Idol and has been moving away from the commercial scene towards his original voice with his debut album “Telluric” via Atlantic Records in the U.S.

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ZHU

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March 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Juliette Miller

September 2014

Releases debut EP “THE NIGHTDAY” with Columbia Records
The young USC graduate, ZHU, blew up in the EDM scene quick and dirty. Leaving his identity behind the scenes and putting his music front and center, ZHU is all about the music and was able to get a Grammy-nom AND a major record deal with Columbia in the Fall of 2014.

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October 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Juliette Miller

March 2015

Releases album “Eclipse” with Warner Bros. Records
Twin Shadow has been a heavyweight in the indie-pop world for awhile now, but recently made the leap to major with his third album ‘Eclipse.’ Having already worked with stars like Chris Brown and Eminem, Twin Shadow is looking to clear his majestic path.

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November 2014

First introduced to fanum.fm, by Tarik Moody

March 2015

Releases EP “Side by Side” with Columbia Records
Natalie Prass is an indie singer-songwriter queen who started off releasing her critically acclaimed, self-titled album via indie label Spacebomb in 2015. She was awarded Time’s Magazine ‘Artist to Watch of 2015’ and Rolling Stone’s ‘Artists You Need To Know.’ She is now releasing indie gold with monster label Columbia Records.

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