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5 Youngest Music Artists Under 21 Who Exploded The Internet

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

The music industry is growing at a considerably faster rate than in the nineties. New and talented artists are been born every day. It’s in this scenario that young 20-year-old and younger artists break all-time records in music. Here are some of those youth icons who exploded the internet.


Ranked 3rd in Billboard 2016

Lorde, the young artist started with her undeniable single ‘Royals’. This debut single took this young NewZealand artist to the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2013. But since then, Ella Yelich-O’Connor’s success rate was purely exponential. Her follow-up single, ‘Team’ became a Top 10 smash, and preceded a debut album, Pure Heroine, which was a wildly innovative statement for an artist of any age, much less a 16-year-old. In 2014 she won a Grammy for song of the year.


Martin Garrix

Ranked 7th in Billboard

Martin Garrix is a 20-year-old restless producer who is always in search for a new collaborator. Last year, he had worked with the big hands in the business like Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Usher etc. The result of his teaming up with Rexha, ‘In The Name Of Love’ pushed Garrix back onto the Hot 100 for the first time since 2013, when he released his hit single ‘Animals’. He had performed in various music festivals such as Tomorrowland, Sunburn etc.



Rapper | Songwriter

Sidney Royel Selby III, a 19-year-old rapper, known as Desiigner is one of the youngest American singer cum songwriter to be featured as No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. He rose to prominence after the release of his debut single ‘Panda’.


Shawn Mendes

Ranked 4th in Billboard

This 18-year-old music artist’s debut album, Handwritten, was ranked No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and the single “Stitches” shot all the way to No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart. Preceded by the single ‘Something Big’, Handwritten appeared to strong sales, debuting at number one in both Canada and the U.S. 


Fifth Harmony

Ranked 2nd in Billboard

Fifth Harmony is an all-female contemporary R&B vocal group who formed in 2012 while competing on the second season of Fox’s The X Factor. Fifth Harmony features vocalists Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei Hamilton, Lauren Jauregui, Allyson Brooke Hernandez, and Dinah Jane Hansen.In 2015, they released their debut album, Reflection, which included the singles ‘Bo$$’, ‘Sledgehammer’ and ‘Worth It’. The album was ranked fifth in US Billboard 200 and achieved gold certification status.

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