Our Artists of the Summer Choice 2021
Written by LBRadio on 13th August 2021
by India Carden-White
We’ve been busy doing our research over the past few months and there are quite a few worthy contenders for the artist of the summer, here’s the lowdown of our choices.
Majestic x Boney M – Rasputin
Majestic’s real name is Kevin Christie and is a house producer, as well as a garage mc and Kiss fm resident dj who started his career in North London when he was just 15. He now has many collaborations with other widely known artists, producing songs such as I wanna be down remix and more.
Boney M was a 4 piece Euro-Caribbean vocal group who were originally based in West Germany. The group was formed in 1976 and had any hit songs of the disco era, including “Daddy Cool”, “Sunny”, “Rasputin” and “Mary’s Boy Child-Oh My Lord”
This reimagining of Boney M’s 1978 disco smash by Majestic has been growing in popularity for the past 12 weeks, and has the potential to grow much more when the summer months are in full swing and the sun is shining.
Fred Again.. & The Blessed Madonna – Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)
Fred again, who won the BRIT Award for Producer of the year, is a rising talent from London who creates a body of cross-genre collaborative works of pop, dance, house and hip-hop.
Born Marea Stamper, the Black Madonna started her career in the late 1990s selling mixtapes and by underground DJs at raves. Know widely known as the Black Madonna, she is one of the biggest DJs of recent years, being dubbed one of the world’s most exciting turntablists.
The song Marea (We’ve lost dancing) was released in February as a homage to the closed nightclubs, and music scenes around the world. Now, months later as the end of the pandemic is insight, we have no doubt this will be a massive summer hit from two massive stars.
Holly Humberstone – The Walls Are Way Too Thin
Holly Humberstone is a British musician from Grantham, England. She rose to popularity through her association with fellow musician Lewis Capaldi, performing during intermissions on his concert tours. Holly is definitely one to watch this summer as her popularity grows and more of her music is released to the world.
The walls are way too thin is on its way to being a. breakthrough record for Holly, perhaps because of its relatability, where Holly wrote the song after moving to London and found herself slightly lost and out of control.
Mimi Webb – Good Without
Born Amelia Webb, Mimi is a British singer songwriter who is possibly best known for her song “Before I Go” which was features on the hugely popular platform Tik Tok by Charli D’Amelio, a Tik Tok star. Following this, Mimi released this single (Good Without) which was number nine in the official charts.
Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
Olivia is an American actress and singer/songwriter who originally found fame through the world of Disney where she was involved in the series based on the hit film high School Musical. In 2020 Rodrigo released her hit debit single, “driver’s licence” which really rose to popularity early this year. Now, just in time for summer, Olivia ha released “Good 4 U”which is already at the top of the Official Singles Charts, and we don’t see her going anywhere this summer.
Billie Eilish – Lost Cause
Billie Eilish is one of the biggest singer songwriters in her own right at the minute. This artist has had a series of huge hots since the release of her debut single “Ocean Eyes” in 2015. Billie has since received several. Notable awards, including 7 Grammy Awards, 2 Brit Awards, 2 American Music Awards, and 2 Guinness World records. Now Billie has released a new hit for summer in “Lost Cause” we can’t wait to see how bigbit gets in the up coming months.
BTS – Butter
BTS is a 7 piece Korean pop (KPOP) band that formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 with their single” 2 Cool 4 Skool”. By 2017 the group crossed into the global market where they continued to break records, becoming the fastest band since the Beatles to ears 4 US number one albums. Now, after achieving a late summer hit last September with “Dynamite”, the boys are back to repeat history with their new summer hit “Butter”.