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Maroon 5 'Payphone'New music for summer 2012

We've put together a list of some of the songs which we think might be huge this summer.

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Our chart tips for 2012

Every year we tell you who we think is going to be huge in the new year, whether it's a new act, the return of a huge name to music or an underground act who's about to breakthrough.  Last year our predictions included Jessie J and Wretch 32.


This year top tips include British singer Tanya Lacey, a new band called Lawson, a Bristol-based producer who goes by the name Redlight, L Marshall who worked with Wretch 32 in 2011, a lively new girl group from London Stooshe and a big new single from the US rapper Lloyd, who despite being around for a few years could be making a huge return to the chart in 2012.

Remember to check back, we'll be revealing more of our 2012 music tips here soon...

Future stars of music

  • Rita OraRita Ora

    Rita Ora made her first chart appearance on DJ Fresh's 2012 No. 1 hit, 'Hot Right Now'.

  • MohombiMohombi

    Meet 25-year-old half Swedish, half African singer/songwriter, Mohombi. His new single 'In Your Head' is tipped to be huge.

  • StoosheStooshe

    Meet London's latest offering to the world of girl bands, their first single is 'Betty Woz Gone'.

  • Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen

    Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer who shot to fame following 2007's Canadian Idol.

  • Neon HitchNeon Hitch

    A London based singer, signed to The Street's Mike Skinner's label. She featured in Gym Class Heroes' last song.

  • L MarshallL Marshall

    L Marshall got his first break on Wretch 32's debut single before writing for Loick Essien, Kelis and JLS.

  • RedlightRedlight

    Redlight is a producer from Bristol, he's already toured with Chase & Status and his debut single is released in January.

  • LloydLloyd

    Lloyd is an US R&B singer who's tipped to make it big in the UK in 2012 following the release of 'Dedication to My Ex'.

  • Tanya LaceyTanya Lacey

    Tanya started her career in a reggae band as lead singer when she was 16, she learnt her craft performing at major festivals.

  • Childish GambinoChildish Gambino

    Childish Gambino released his debut single, 'Bonfire' in 2011, his debut album will be release in the new year.

  • AngelAngel

    A singer/songwriter, born and raised in West London and the guy responsible for writing Roll Deep's hit 'Green Light'.

  • LawsonLawson

    Lawson are a fresh, new, four piece British boy band who met online through MySpace and YouTube.

  • Flux PavilionFlux Pavilion

    Flux Pavilion, is the UK dubstep producer, Joshua Steele best known for his 2011 hit 'Bass Cannon'.

  • Little MixLittle Mix

    As the first girl band in history to win the X Factor, the girls are sure to do big things in 2012.

Last year...

  • Labrinth - Let The SunshineTop 10 summer songs

    As the weather begins to heat up, we've put together our list of the top 10 summer songs.

  • Jessie JThe best of 2011

    Take a look at our musical tips for the new year.

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