Marsha showed off her big voice, new look and surprisingly sharp acting chops in the dramatic video for new single “Cold War.”
Estelle spent her year continuing to garner acclaim for her third LP, All of Me, in between killing features on songs by Curren$y and Consequence.
Simon Cowell protégé Labrinth ruled U.K. charts with “Beneath Your Beautiful,” the Emeli Sandé-featuring single from his debut Electronic Earth.
This singing-songwriting sensation’s debut, Our Version of Events, was the best-selling album in Britain last year.
Roc Nation signee Rita Ora topped charts and stole hearts with her debut album Ora, which featured J. Cole and will.i.am.
Veteran grime rapper-producer Wiley is getting better with time: His 2013 LP, The Ascent, is his highest-debuting solo album yet.