3. Maggie Rogers
Maggie Rogers‘ rise was destined from the start. The viral video of Pharrell complimenting her soon-to-be-single “Alaska” during Rogers’ NYU masterclass proved her musical potential and gained her a following that trusted her instincts. Her debut album Heard It In A Past Life tells a story of self-discovery, one that catapults us through life changes and out-of-body experiences. The 25-year-old’s knack for emotional songwriting gave us a glimpse into her whirlwind year, how intensely she feels and how deeply she loves. Along with her chart-topping achievements, she can add a possible Grammy there as well.