We’re drawing to the end of 2015 (tear), and there have been a lot of great pop culture moments, like every cameo of Taylor Swift’s insane 1989 Tour, Caitlyn Jenner’s introduction and the groundbreaking year that followed. Oh, and let’s not forget Adele dropping her record-shattering comeback album 25 on an unsuspecting world.

But onwards and upwards, amirite? Two of the biggest music streaming companies, Spotify and Pandora, just dropped their 2016 Artists to Watch lists, and we’ve got ’em right here for you. Interestingly, among the 40 different artists named on these two lists, there are only two crossovers: Jacob Whitesides, an 18-year-old singer/guitarist from Knoxville whose covers have made him Internet famous, and Gallant, an R&B artist who is here to give the Weeknd + R.Kelly a run for their money. Listen to ’em all below!

Pandora’s 2016 Artists to Watch

1. BJ the Chicago Kid

2. Post Malone

3. WET

4. Cam

5. Ruth B.

6. Bryson Tiller

7. Daya

8. Tory Lanez

9. Rudimental

10. Alessia Cara

11. Jess Glynne

12. Gallant

13. Lawrence Taylor

14. Dorothy

15. Hermitude

16. Ty Dolla $ign

17. The Struts

18. William Michael Morgan

19. Zhu

20. Roam

21. Blackbear

22. Hinds

23. Tor Miller

24. Jacob Whitesides

25. Conrad Sewell

Spotify’s 2016 Artists to Watch

1. Parson James

2. Troye Sivan

3. Léon

4. D.R.A.M.

5. Kacy Hill

6. Jacob Whitesides

7. Fletcher


9. Banners

10. Gallant

11. Tate Kobang

12. Allan Rayman


14. Filous

15. Matoma

Will you be checking out any of the artists above? Is there someone you think should have been on these lists? Tell us in the comments below!

(Featured photo via @jacobwhitesides)