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8 Emerging Canadian Artists You Need to Hear in December 2021 | Exclaim

Meet Exclaim!’s latest New Faves, including a Quebecois actor turned hip-hop producer and some rising hyperpop stars

8 Emerging Canadian Artists You Need to Hear in December 2021

By Exclaim! StaffPublished Dec 06, 2021The year is almost over, but these artists won’t let it run out before they make their mark, earning a fresh crop of fans for 2022 and beyond. Meet Exclaim!’s latest New Faves, including a Quebecois actor turned hip-hop producer and some rising hyperpop stars, and then listen to them and more rising homegrown talent in our Spotify playlist.

Mauvey
Vancouver, BC
For fans of: the Weeknd, Majid Jordan


Mauvey’s style may be monochromatic — as he’s almost exclusively dressed head-to-toe in his namesake shade — but his music’s anything but one-dimensional. Debut album The Florist, out December 10 via 604 Records, features an uplifting blend of R&B, Afropop and hip-hop, with tender lyrics and production brimming with intricate details. His interest in visuals extends to more than his fashion sense — each track comes with a music video that’s just as vivid.
Matt Bobkin