8 Women Who Owned 2018
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2018 has firmly been stamped as the year of the female artist. And despite Primavera Sound being the only festival so far to announce an equal 50/50 split in their 2019 line-up, next year is looking even better. There have been so many standout performances, important messages and era-defining tracks this year, but I've managed (just about) to narrow the list down to give you my top eight.
are particularly stand-outs.
Her current discography, featuring twice on Khalid’s album as well as building on her consistently strong track record since her 2012 debut, has accumulated in a stellar year for Rodriquez.
2. Nina Nesbitt
Nina Nesbitt has been on the pop scene for years. 2012’s The Apple Tree EP and 2013’s Stay Out brought her a level of fame, but after the success of ‘The Best You Had’ last year, Nesbitt has spent 2018 releasing hit after hit. She has toured the US with Jake Bugg and played a multitude of festivals in the UK.
Balancing endlessly catchy songs like ‘Loyal to Me’ with the likes of the emotive self-help song ‘The Sun Will Come up, The Seasons Will Change’ has secured the Scottish singer-songwriter a place in the limelight, with her second album expected on 1st February 2019.
3. Kali Uchis
Kicking off the year with her breakout single ‘After The Storm’ featuring Bootsy Collins and Tyler, The Creator, Kali Uchis released one of the best albums of 2018: Isolation. The Columbian-American singer has created a distinct musical personality for herself, reminiscent of an early Lana Del Rey in her unapologetic sensuality.
Even with an impressive line-up on Isolation, including Jorja Smith and Steve Lacy alongside Tyler and BIA, Kali Uchis still manages to steal the show on her debut album.
4. Jorja Smith
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