which musical artists were tipped for 2015? and where are they now?

More importantly, should they have been?

by Tish Weinstock
29 December 2015, 9:16pm

Photography Vicky Grout

At the beginning of the year we asked some of our favourite artists who they were tipping for 2015, and from Novellist, K. Stewart, and Karma Kid, to Rag N Bone Man, Holly Lapsley Fletcher and Denai Moore, our guys were first to call it. Introducing the artists tipped for 2015 - boy did they smash it. 

Novelist tipped Little Simz
Little Simz has been making waves ever since she first appeared on the scene. At just 20 years old she's released four mixtapes, five EPs, and even started her own label, Age 101 Music, while 2015 saw her release her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons.

Photography Matteo Montanari, Styling Max Clark. Little Simz wears jumper and t-shirt Hunter. Hat model's own. [The Music Issue, No. 355, Pre-Spring 2015]

K. Stewart tipped Sinead Harnett
2015 was a pretty good year for young Sinead Harnett, who was not only shortlisted for MTV UK's Brand New for 2015 award, she also released her hugely successful EP She Ain't Me.

Karma Kid tipped Zak Abel
With his soulful voice and movie star good looks, Zak Abel was always going to be a star. This year alone he's sold out shows, released an EP, and collaborated with the likes of Kaytranada, Tom Misch, Joker and Karma Kid. He also hit the road throughout October as the main support on Kwab's UK tour. 

Rag N Bone Man tipped Jam Baxter
Jam Baxter is the sharp tongued lyricist of independent UK hip hop label High Focus Records. He's quite possibly one of the coolest kids on this list. 

Photography Stephanie Sian Smith.

Denai Moore tipped Raury
Just 19 and with Kanye West as a fan, Raury's star shines brighter and brighter every day. 2015 was a very big year for him, marking the release of his debut studio album, All I Need. Can't wait for what comes next!

Holly Lapsley Fletcher tipped Shura
Shura AKA Aleksandra Denton, is the dip-dyed singer songwriter from West London whose passion for music came from her drum and base DJ brother. This year alone she released two smash hits and a killer performance film entitled Three Years.

Well, that's it for this year, stay tuned for 2016. Or alternately start making your predictions now. As always the music sounds better with i-D.


Text Tish Weinstock

Little Simz