The Red Pages Hot 100 2012 list is out today!
At the end of every year, the celeb directory creates a list of the names to watch out for the following year. You can see my posts on the last two years here:
So, who is set to make it big next year?
Here’s the full list:
And here are the ones that stand out for me:
Alexandra Roach – Plays a young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. One to watch according to Screen International and The Independent
Amal Fashanu – John Fashanu’s daughter. Fronting a BBC documentary on homophobia in football, so expect a fair bit of publicity around the show.
Anthony Joshua – A 2012 list wouldn’t be complete without an Olympic hopeful. Anthony Joshua is a boxer from London, hoping for gold next summer.
Azealia Banks – see my post on the BBC Sound of 2012
China Anne McClain – singing, acting Disney kid.
DaVinChe – singer, rapper, songwriter. Written for the likes of Tinie Tempah.
Edward Saatchi – because of the surname. Also, creator of NationalField – sounds like a sort of Facebook for organisations, with clients like the NHS already on board.
Etta Bond – singer
Frank Ocean – “Founding member of US rap collective Odd Future (OFWGKTA). He’s written songs for John Legend, Brandy and Beyoncé and worked with Jay-Z and Kanye West on their collaborative album, Watch the Throne”
Izzy Lawrence -DJ, TV presenter and official blogger for Grammy Awards after her personal blog was spotted by organisers.
Jamie N Commons – BBC Sound of 2012. ‘Bluesy’ singer, compared to the likes of Nick Cave.
Lianne La Havas – see my post on the BBC Sound of 2012
Lucy Rose – singer. “The Sunday Times has named her ‘one of the country’s most promising new voices'”
Michael Kiwanuka – BBC Sound of 2012. Quite a bit of airplay/mentions on Radio 1 at the moment.
Mz Bratt – UK grime. Already done a few things like BBC 1Xtra Live and appeared on the Children in Need single. Was also part of a TfL campaign.
Stooshe – “feisty”/”tongue-in-cheek” singing trio. Working with Travie McCoy on next single, called “F**k Me”.
Vanessa Raw – British triathlete and artist
Willy Moon – London-based singer from New Zealand. “Buddy Holly with a twist”.