Breakout Music Stars of 2012

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  • Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill
  • Frank Ocean
  • Rita Ora
  • Azealia Banks
  • French Montana
  • 2 Chainz
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Meek Mill
  • Elle Varner
  • Chief Keef

Breakout Stars of 2012

It’s getting close to that time of year when we all say “out with the old and in with the new.” Before ushering in the fresh starts and new beginnings of 2013, BET.com takes this moment to salute the new stars that hatched in music over the last 12 months. We’re talking about new-age lyricist Kendrick Lamar, genre-bending R&B crooner Frank Ocean, and everyone’s favorite party-anthem maker 2 Chainz, just to name a few. These extraordinary artists helped to replenish music’s talent pool with a unique creativity and artistry that came in a garden-variety of ways. Read on to see who were the Breakout Stars of 2012.

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