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Artists to Watch in 2012

Lana Del Rey Astro Elle Varner Labrinth Sabi
Chris Jackson / Mark Davis / John W. Ferguson / Dave J Hogan / Jerritt Clark

Last year was a big year for music, but 2012 looks to be even bigger, with some seriously game-changing talent ready to enter the arena and take over the charts. PopCrush is dishing up our Top 12 artists we can’t wait to see break out in a major way this year.

From the noir-inflected gorgeous gloom of Lana Del Rey to the pop-dubstep vibe of Sabi, the stadium-sized hip-pop of Labrinth and the critically acclaimed hip-hop and soul fushion of Elle Varner, flip through this list to see the best acts whose stars are rising fast in 2012. Then, take to the comments to sound off and tell us: Who are your hotly tipped artists to make a big splash this year?

First: Sabi

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