Following enormous success across Australia, New Zealand, Mainland China, and Hong Kong, Ones To Watch, Live Nation’s global artist discovery platform, is launching in Singapore.
The Ones To Watch Singapore program is designed to showcase the talent of Southeast Asian emerging local artists. The platform serves as a leading destination for musicians to connect with fans and kickstart their professional careers with the support of Live Nation’s global network.
First launched in the United States in 2017, Ones To Watch is dedicated to introducing new artists and their music to fans globally. The platform includes exclusive interviews, playlists, live performances, and other creative music content. Ones To Watch has played an important role in kick starting the careers of a number of global superstars, including Halsey, Dua Lipa, LANY, and Yungblud.
KwangHwa Ngiam, Managing Director of Live Nation Singapore, commented: “The launch of Ones To Watch Singapore will play a vital role in launching world-class Singaporean talent onto an international stage. The program provides these emerging artists the opportunity to connect with music fans and leverage Live Nation’s global network to develop their professional careers within the music industry.”
Ones To Watch Singapore will kick off with a live showcase event on 26 September 2022 at SCAPE, with performances from emerging Southeast Asian talent SOPH T. (Singapore), J.M3 (Singapore) and MUZZA (Malaysia).
The performance will take place at the ALL THAT MATTERS– a conference by day and a booming music festival by night. Asia’s premiere ‘Business 2 Business 2 Fan’ event, the conference is a gateway to the Asian sports, media and entertainment industry.
The three featured Ones To Watch artists will perform on the collaboration stage in Singapore to an audience of local music lovers and music industry executives in a ground-breaking opportunity to showcase their exceptional talent.
The program will continue to work with up-and-coming talents to encourage career growth and fan connection.
About Soph T.
Emerging as the winner of SingVoice in late 2021, Soph T. is undisputedly the next rising Mando-pop R&B siren with a versatile voice & a powerful musical take on femininity, sexuality, independence & relationships in her songs. The singer-songwriter’s major label debut single, “NOT OVER U,” showcases her brilliant knack for catchy melodic hooks & lyrical metaphors. A force to be reckoned with, Soph T. has gained huge support from various platforms, with her earning a much coveted spot on Spotify’s Radar Artists of 2022 as one of the key milestones. An avid content creator and entertainer, Soph T. has also has clocked in over 5m views on TikTok with her humorous approach on various trending topics and popular song covers. Come 2022, Soph T. will be paving the year ahead with a series of singles, leading up to her debut EP drop this October 2022.
With a strong vocal presence, J.M3 was named by TEENAGE as one of the five up-and-coming local acts to look out for when she released her first single “Try” in 2018 and was also one of the four artists selected to represent Singapore at the inaugural ASEAN Music Festival 2020.
Not wishing to be labelled in a box, J.M3 plays it loose when it comes to genres, presenting different elements and styles to shatter a stereotype of what a female rapper should and would sound like. Originally releasing her repertoire in English, her bilingual abilities shine through with her SingVoice track, “Lady,” which is also her first foray into Mandopop.
Finding her musical direction through SingVoice, J.M3 is set to pursue her own unique sonic representation and versatility with her major label releases “Hot Sauce” and “Castle” with Warner Music Singapore. A series of singles leading up to an EP release in early 2023 is also in the works.
Muzza is a singer songwriter and lead guitarist. Talented and charismatic, the 31-year-old Muzza has grown into an idol in Malaysian music scene with a strong following of diverse fans consisting of people from all ages and races that attend his performances. Muzza’s Facebook page currently has over 50,000 followers, and he has videos on his YouTube page that have exceeded 6million views. The man himself is also the lead singer in Muzza’s Mayhem and The Amazing Line Up Band.
Muzza produced his own two albums, “Find My Way Back Home” and “Six String Rifle”. Muzza also composed jazz song “Cinta Indah Buat Kanda” for a movie, sang by Indonesian female singer. Muzza’s band Muzza’s Mayhem is a champion for Global Battle Of The Band in 2014 and represented Malaysia in Oslo, Norway. Muzza as an Opening Act for Billie Eilish concert on 18th August 2022 at Stadium National Bukit Jalil and the Final FA Malaysia Football at Stadium National Bukit Jalil on 10th September 2022.
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