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Kendall K, Daya, Halsey, among best singers to watch in 2016

Halsey performs at the Billboard 100 Festival at

Halsey performs at the Billboard 100 Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Aug. 22, 2015. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Here is our list of “best new artists for 2016”:

ALESSIA CARA Alessia is a 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter. She is best known for her song “Here,” her debut single from her debut album, “Know-it-All,” which was released in November. Alessia released her first EP, “Four Pink Walls,” last August.

HALSEY Ashley Nicolette Frangipane better known by her stage name, Halsey, is a singer-songwriter from Washington, New Jersey. She is described as an electro-pop artist. Her most famous songs are “New Americana” and “Hold Me Down.” Both are from her first full album, “Badlands.”

AQUILO Aquilo is an alternative duo from Silverdale, Lancashire, England. Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham released their first self-titled album in 2014. This album featured their most popular song “You There.” This song was very popular, getting them gigs on the BBC Introducing stage at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2014.

DAYA Grace Tandon, better known as Daya, is a 17-year-old singer from Pittsburgh. Her genre of music is pop. She released a self-titled EP in September. It includes her most popular song “Hide Away.” Her stage name is the Hindi translation of Grace (her first name).

AJR AJR is an indie pop band consisting of three brothers, Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met. They are originally from MaNew York City. They write, produce, and mix all of their own material. So far they have one new single, two EPs, and one full-length album. Their most popular song is “I’m Ready.”

KENDALL K Kendall Vertes is mostly known for her role on the hit show “Dance Moms.” She started her music career to get herself known in the industry. Her hit song is called “Wear ’Em Out.”

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