2021 Breakout Artist of the Year Nominees

2021 Voting Has Closed


Thank you to all who cast votes this year! 

Our winner will be announced in the 2021 Beats Magazine, coming free to our website December 15th! 

2021 has been quite a year with more new releases than any year previously!  This past year, the SJN has aired more than 1400 titles from over 600 artists.  After polling industry leaders, reviewing chart progress and the overall influence of these 600+ artists, we are proud to announce the 12 breakout artist of the year nominees.


These are artists we want to recognize as having a 'breakout' year! 


Now it's up to YOU to vote for this year's breakout artist!​We've narrowed it down to 12 very talented musicians and hope you'll help us crown the Breakout Artist of 2021.

We want to offer a huge congratulations to all of the nominees:

Jimmy B

Michael Broening

Freddie Fox

Xavier Gordon

Le Sonic Ft Robert Lee

Christian de Mesones

Kim Scott

Ilya Serov


Kayla Waters

Lori Williams

Pamela Williams


We encourage you to click on their photos to learn more about each of them and then cast your vote. 

You can vote once per day through Thursday, December 2nd. Voting will close that night at 11:59 PM PST. 


We will be announcing the winner in our 2021 Beats online magazine, available on our website Wednesday, December 15th.


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