Andrew Allen Brings His 'Beachy' Sound to Fans' Living Rooms -- About to Pop

Posted Apr 15th 2011 at 05:20 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: Andrew Allen Video: 'Loving You Tonight' Hails From: Vernon, Canada For Fans Of: John Mayer, Jason Mraz Why He's About to Pop: Maybe it's the Caribbean, beachy grooves that Andrew Allen picked up while working as an emcee on a Canrival Cruise ship for a year with his wife. Maybe it's the positive, DIY attitude that carried the singer through a minivan tour in Canada, a...

Hyper Crush -- About to Pop

Posted Apr 7th 2011 at 03:45 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: Hyper Crush Video: 'Kick Us Out' Hail From: Los Angeles, Calif. For Fans Of: Lady Gaga, Christian TV Why They're About to Pop: This Los Angeles trio's rise to fame is now a classic route -- building an army of MySpace fans, dropping mixtapes and releasing prolific bundles of songs at once. Still, this hard-working, hard-partying group stands out with its communal love for video games...

Christian TV -- About to Pop

Posted Mar 22nd 2011 at 02:00 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: Christian TV Video: 'Love 2 Baby' Hails From: Detroit, Mich. For Fans Of: Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake Why He's About to Pop: Young producer and pop provocateur Christian TV (aka Christian Berishaj) is used to raising eyebrows. He started out as a 12-year-old with ProTools and first broke at 18 with his band Love Arcade, whose hit '1, 2, 3, Turn Around' was licensed more than 200...

He Is We -- About to Pop

Posted Mar 14th 2011 at 04:32 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: He Is We Video: 'Happily Ever After' Hails From: Tacoma, Wash. For Fans Of: Sara Bareilles, The Head and the Heart Why They're About to Pop: Young musicians Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly emerged from the heavily hardcore scene of Tacoma, Wash., rebelliously indie. Heartfelt and poppy, the band-backed duo is currently on tour, spreading heartfelt tunes and diary-style confessions....

Laura Jansen -- About to Pop

Posted Feb 16th 2011 at 04:33 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: Laura Jansen Video: 'Single Girls' Hails From: Los Angeles, Calif. For Fans Of: Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles Why She's About to Pop: At her piano, Dutch-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Laura Jansen makes the little things magical. The alt-pop musician's debut album 'Bells' has already gone platinum in her native Holland, but before her dreamy cover of Kings of Leon's 'Use...

Ellie Goulding -- About to Pop

Posted Feb 10th 2011 at 06:04 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: Ellie Goulding Video: 'Starry Eyed (Acoustic)' Hails From: Hereford, England For Fans Of: Florence and the Machine, Jessie J Why She's About to Pop: Taking a break from college to focus on her music career was one of Ellie Goulding's best decisions. This year, the 24-year-old UK singer-songwriter hit No. 5 on Rolling Stone Magazine's hot list and, with three BRIT Awards under her...

Andy Grammer -- About to Pop

Posted Jan 25th 2011 at 04:16 PM by Marina Galperina

Who: Andy Grammer Video: 'Keep Your Head Up' Hails From: Upstate New York For Fans Of: Maroon 5, John Legend Why He's About to Pop: At 20, Andy Grammer left New York for Los Angeles and became one of the top-selling artists to break out of the Third Street Promenade busking scene. His polished, genuine pop with a splash of R&B and rock 'n' roll attitude got him noticed, leading to a...

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