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Top 50 breakout artists of 2013

AOL Radio powered by Slacker has harnessed the power of the EQ charts to create a countdown of the new songs from new artists that you loved the most in 2013. Mat Diablo is your host for a look back at the artists that made the biggest impression in 2013 across all genres, featuring appearances from Lorde, HAIM, Rich Homie Quan, Thomas Rhett, Imagine Dragons, Zedd, and more!

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jtdunham22 Yesterday at 10:05 PM

I have heard of 5/50 of these artists

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Cecilio Yesterday at 3:33 PM

3 out of 50

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jackripper Friday at 8:33 AM

I heard of one out of the 50. I saw Halestorm open up for Sabbath aka Heaven and Hell a handful of years ago.

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Lauren April 08 2014 at 3:49 PM

Broadway isn't from nowhere... Ariana was in 13.

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Shygurl101 April 05 2014 at 1:07 AM

Actually, Ariana Grande started off on Broadway. That is all I know. Good bye. xD

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fake.sun April 02 2014 at 2:41 PM

there are many of these artist that i don't know but i think they all have a story behind them. Ariana came out from Nicklodeon and "Victorious" made her more famous,the Bastille began making music in 2010 when the lead singer Dan Smith decided to form a band instead of singing alone,the Imagine Dragons started in 2008 and they have many songs before "Demons",they just got more famous in 2012 and then in 2014. then,here we come to the Black Veil Brides. my idols. well,Andy,the lead singer,started writing his own songs and singing (in school) when he was 14,then day by day his passion for music became bigger and in 2006 he and some friends became the band "Biersack" which is Andy's surname,then in 2007 the name changed into "Black Veil Brides" and little by little the members changed too and the band started making EPs,they now have 3 albums and are a very popular alternative rock and metal band.
i don't know about the others but i'm sure they all have a story to tell,Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have many songs before "Trift Shop" for example

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papathevanman Monday at 8:42 PM

Ariana Grande is probably the most talented and admired stars on Nickelodeon, or anywhere. I see her on Victorious and Sam & Cat and the teen nick top ten. She is the best. Talented, cute, and pretty all wrapped into a wonderful package for all to enjoy.

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samantha_r_s April 01 2014 at 6:55 PM

I don't think Ariana Grande and Zendaya came out of now where, Ariana was on Nickoloden for a while (made her big break when she was on Victorious, i think an article said) and Zendaya was on Disney channel's Shake it up, before (or while) they were doing music.

A$ap Rocky, I'm not sure where he came from, or Macklemore. (I need to start listening to more of their music lol) But other than those people, I'm not sure where the hell everybody else came from (especially Lorde) or who they even are.

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bulok79 April 01 2014 at 2:18 PM

Phillips Phillips didn't come out of nowhere. He was manufactured from a frikkin tv show

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tell.em March 28 2014 at 11:45 PM

Why are Zedd and Baauer on here? Krewella DID basically show up out of nowhere.
And Black Veil Brides were around back when scene kids were still unseen kids.

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hippieskid March 28 2014 at 12:35 PM

Zedd and krewella have been around the dance music scene for a bit now they might have just hit the radio for non dance music fans but are not new to the edm scene xD

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