Best New Artist


R&B newbie, Miguel is more than his model-good looks. He’s got impeccable writing skills, a solid yet sweet vocal and the kind of creativity that makes pinpointing his sound almost impossible. If Prince, Lenny Kravitz and Pharell created a love child — it would have to be Miguel.

Bruno Mars

With a style that grabs inspiration from the '60s Motown sound, the Honolulu-bred Mars has managed to infuse the spirit of soul into pop music.

Marsha Ambrosius

Formerly one half of soul duo Floetry, the U.K. songstress successfully struck out alone with her debut solo album, Late Nights & Early Mornings.

Frank Ocean

A member of the hip hop collective Odd Future, this New Orleans-born artist has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z and Kanye to Justin Bieber.