6:48 pm - 01/23/2014

Who's Got Next? MTV Unveils Our 2014 'Artist To Watch' Picks

Fifth Harmony, Bastille and more are MTV's picks to click in 2014.

In its first year, MTV's Artist To Watch tapped the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd and Austin Mahone for greatness ... a pretty decent track record, if you ask us.

Now, ATW is back with its 2014 picks, a list of acts we think you'll be hearing plenty about in the months to come: From UK indie-electro bands like Bastille and Chvrces and up-and-coming EDM talents like Flume and Martin Garrix to pitch-perfect pop standouts Fifth Harmony, rappers like Danny Brown and R&B singers such as Jhene Aiko, there's something for everyone.

Every two weeks, we'll select and feature a new Artist to Watch, who will be showcased across MTV's various television channels, websites and apps and social networks. We'll bring you exclusive live performances and interviews, place their videos in rotation and feature their songs in our shows ... and it all kicks off on January 23, with an epic concert at Los Angeles' House of Blues.

Fifth Harmony, Jake Miller, Tori Kelly, Echosmith and Rixton are all set to appear at the first Artist To Watch showcase of 2014 ... and you can get your tickets right now. Though if you can't make it to L.A. for the show, fear not: it'll also stream live on MTV.com. And this isn't some one-time affair; MTV will be hosting additional Artist To Watch events throughout the year.


MTV will stream the show tonight at 9 pm EST here. Can't wait!

source: mtv x artisttowatch x livestream

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rarkon 23rd-Jan-2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
Austin Mahone, greatness?? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Stop trying to make Fifth Harmony happen, they're not going to happen
browneyedguuurl 24th-Jan-2014 12:02 am (UTC)
They are doing decently tho. One of the better X-Factor cases. I know it's not much but it's something.
lydiainthesky 24th-Jan-2014 12:04 am (UTC)
ask mtv
a_wa 24th-Jan-2014 02:07 am (UTC)
Austin Mahone is taking over the local Claire's store and I don't like it. >:(
lady_leia_solo 23rd-Jan-2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
Who is Austin Malone? I see his name thrown around but I've never heard any of his music.
lipstiq 24th-Jan-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
justin bieber's replacement
glittersecrecy 24th-Jan-2014 12:30 am (UTC)
the future of pop music
blue_birds 24th-Jan-2014 01:04 am (UTC)
a re-hash of Justin Bieber.
powerbottom 23rd-Jan-2014 11:58 pm (UTC)
I trust VH1 more since they were pimping out Adele during her first CD and no one was feeling it but then 21 came out and well~
jackal_onassis 24th-Jan-2014 12:00 am (UTC)
vh1 has a great record with their artists to watch. maybe because they do so many but the lumineers, Matt nathanson and Ed Sheehan were all on it at one point
bungalowtick 24th-Jan-2014 12:11 am (UTC)
lol true i remember tuning chasing pavements completely out every time it came on and now she's slaying left and right. vh1 knows how to pick em
lady_leia_solo 24th-Jan-2014 12:20 am (UTC)
Lmao this truth.
drewy88 24th-Jan-2014 12:32 am (UTC)
YES! They played Chasing Pavements on their weekend music video shows :)
blue_birds 24th-Jan-2014 01:05 am (UTC)

VH1 is usually on point with spotting new artists.
illiade 24th-Jan-2014 12:00 am (UTC)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd and Austin Mahone for greatness

hrmmmmmmm, they all faded pretty fast though, probably not the best examples to use.
lipstiq 24th-Jan-2014 12:18 am (UTC)
faded? i can't even stand stand any of them, but we couldn't escape Macklemore in 2013 and aren't Mackle and Zedd nominated for Grammys this year? like........
illiade 24th-Jan-2014 12:22 am (UTC)
To me it felt like Macklemore went from being everywhere 24/7 to pretty non existent now. Austin never actually happened, and I cannot name one Zedd song so to me yes, they have faded.
blue_birds 24th-Jan-2014 01:06 am (UTC)
lol right?
thecanuckian 24th-Jan-2014 12:02 am (UTC)
i really like the duet 5H did with Boyce Avenue, but nothing else they have done has really clicked with me
lydiainthesky 24th-Jan-2014 12:49 am (UTC)
They have some legit good pop song tho, you should give their EP a try

fraitors 24th-Jan-2014 02:23 am (UTC)
their covers of honeymoon ave and red are sooo good

Edited at 2014-01-24 02:23 am (UTC)
viudanegra 24th-Jan-2014 12:03 am (UTC)
I'm still mad “Tellin Me” didn't make it to the EP. I need a studio version of that ***flawless song.
a_wa 24th-Jan-2014 02:26 am (UTC)
Isn't it gonna be the 1st single off the actual album?
viudanegra 24th-Jan-2014 02:45 am (UTC)
I have no idea. I'm so behind 5H gossip lately because I haven't been much in tumblr + their fanbase irritates me with all the Flopilla obsession. But if it's gonna be the first single I'm glad and I can't wait for the music video.
spasaire 24th-Jan-2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Can't wait for Demi's tour to start for Fifth Harmony!
tankmachine 24th-Jan-2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Bastille >>>

mooooch 24th-Jan-2014 01:56 am (UTC)
no lies detected
0nehitwonder 24th-Jan-2014 12:04 am (UTC)
sometimes i like to remember austin mahone is signed to ymcmb just to laugh
_twenty 24th-Jan-2014 12:09 am (UTC)
5h aren't happening.
sanditar 24th-Jan-2014 12:10 am (UTC)
I love CHVRCHES. i have a page on my tumblr with album links and it was the most downloaded of the year even though I added it last.
dumpweeds 24th-Jan-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm so glad google play had it up for free DL I downloaded it so fast
drewy88 24th-Jan-2014 12:31 am (UTC)
It kills me to say this because I can't, as a 25 y/o man, be a fan of such little girls, but FH's EP or LP or whatever was SOOO GOOD, like the best of what Demi Lovato could offer but 10000000x better than the shit she put out on her most recent album. I cannot wait until their next album!
lydiainthesky 24th-Jan-2014 12:46 am (UTC)
you betta bow
acidpops7 24th-Jan-2014 12:57 am (UTC)
sometimes I forget how young they are then I remember and I'm just like oh...
a_wa 24th-Jan-2014 02:27 am (UTC)
I'm ready for Normani and Lauren to turn 18 this year.
asian__girl 24th-Jan-2014 07:19 am (UTC)
I went to their concert last year as a 22 year old woman and I was like...what am I doing here? And I still loved it. It's such a pain being a huge fan of such young girls lmao.
readmymiind 24th-Jan-2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
fanmail 24th-Jan-2014 12:33 am (UTC)
Still so sad I'm not seeing Fifth Harmony on the Neon Lights tour :((( I hope they slay this year though, they really deserve it
acidpops7 24th-Jan-2014 12:56 am (UTC)
So happy for them,can't wait to see their performances from tonight

I see the usual obsessed haters are still around
demonsandsongs 24th-Jan-2014 12:59 am (UTC)
Tori Kelly >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I don't get the rixton hype either. their covers were great but their original music is shit.
spectras 24th-Jan-2014 01:24 am (UTC)
yessss @ tori kelly

my friend forced me to listen to her stuff and now i'm hooked. her voice is amazing.
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