Spotify Canada Predicts Music’s Stars Of 2015

By crunching numbers to see who’s trending among its Canadian users, talking to record labels, and exercising a little old-school editorial judgment, they came up with a list of 16 promising homegrown acts.

They’re being dubbed Spotify Canada’s first-ever “Spotlight” artists, and they’re poised to make waves across the country and around the globe.

In years past, Spotify’s Spotlight predictors have helped catapult the careers of artists like Lorde, Hozier and FKA Twigs and introduced their music to a global audience.

Among this year’s list, 21 Entertainment’s own Francesco Yates and Alessia Cara are both featured. Listen to “Better To Be Loved” by Francesco Yates and “Here” by Alessia Cara below.