It’s a fresh new year for Nordic music, and 2016 already promises a lot to look forward to…

We took a glance at some of the artists we’ll be keeping a close eye on in the New Year in our list 20 Nordic Newcomers To Watch In 2016, which you can tune into by clicking just here! And if the outstanding work that these artists have already created isn’t enough to convince you, here are five additional reasons why you should pay close attention to their music!

Listen to Trenda: 20 Nordic Newcomers to Watch in 2016!

1. Ice cool Finnish rapper View was just announced as one of the top five most played domestic hip-hop artists on Finnish national radio station YleX. That’s quite a performance for the newcomer, since the rest of the list is dominated by well-established Finnish speaking acts! Listen in now to see why we’re getting so excited…

2. Biniyam‘s ‘Hero’, a Trenda favourite since its release in October, was just voted best power-track at YleX by the listeners!

3. And MORE great news from the land of a thousand lakes! The Norwegian/Swedish producer duo Tungevaag & Raaban‘s single ‘Russian Roulette’ just reached Gold sales status in Finland!

4. Rising Swedish producer Tobtok just reported that his version of ‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman, featuring River on vocals, has surpassed three million streams on Spotify. Better yet, he did it just about a month!

5. The Swedish P3 Guld awards take place in Gothenburg on the 16th of January, and Sweden’s Zara Larsson is nominated in two categories – best artist and best song (‘Lush Life’). With tons of fans across the country, the odds seem to be in her favour…

15 more artists await your discovery in our ‘Trenda: 20 Nordic Newcomers To Watch’ playlist!