When it comes to making a splash in 2013, we predict this crop of newcomers will leave an indelible mark in the coming months. Whether they're pushing the limits of hip-hop and R&B like Azealia Banks and The Weeknd, bringing back amazing songwriting like British singer Laura Mvula, or getting Oscar buzz like Quvenzhane Wallis, this group has two things in common: unbeatable drive and lots of moxie. Meet the "New and Next" class of 2013.
Last year was great one for Azealia Banks, with the outspoken emcee supplying us with plenty of bangers — but we can't forget that she has yet to release a full album. In 2013, Banks will likely continue making her brand of raw, gutsy hip-hop for the release of her debut Broke With Expensive Taste on February 13.