The Chainsmokers proved themselves to be the breakout story of 2016 with over 5 Billion global streams and three multiplatinum singles across the globe. “Closer” dominated the charts in 2016 as one of the biggest singles of the year holding the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks, making it the longest running #1 of 2016.The duo recently received three Grammy nominations including 'Best New Artist' & 'Best Pop Duo/Group Performance'. To kick off 2017, The Chainsmokers released their newest single “Paris” and have recently announced a debut album to come this year.
DNCE first introduced themselves with the release of "Cake By The Ocean," their now 3x certified platinum-selling breakout smash. They followed “Cake By The Ocean,” with the sexy, gold-selling “Toothbrush” which amassed over 68 million YouTube/VEVO views, cementing them as one of 2016’s breakout acts. The band ended 2016 on a high when they took home the win for “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV EMAs and “Best New Artist” at last year’s MTV VMAs. In April, 2017 they released their new single “Kissing Strangers” featuring global superstar Nicki Minaj.
Born and raised in London, Jonas Blue has taken the music industry by storm. His debut single ‘Fast Car’ ft. Dakota quickly became a certified global smash. Selling over 6 million records worldwide, it was the biggest selling single globally in 2016 from a debut British artist. This followed with great international success with his 2nd & 3rd hit singles, ‘Perfect Strangers’ ft. JP Cooper and ‘By Your Side’ ft. RAYE. As well as working on his own music, Jonas has remixed tracks for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Birdy along with touring relentlessly around the world. Jonas is poised for continued worldwide success 2017 and beyond.
The UK's most hotly tipped newcomer and pop superstar, RAYE, has already hit the charts featuring on Jonas Blue's hit ‘By Your Side’ and collaborating with Jax Jones on the smash hit 'You Don't Know Me' which reached No.3 on the Official UK Singles Chart and streamed over 100 million times. Also tipped in MTV UK’s ‘Brand New for 2017’ list earlier this year, this summer RAYE returns with the hot new single ‘The Line’, and is set to wow crowds across festivals all throughout the summer.
No stranger to the MTV family, Becca began and reigns as leading presenter MTV UK Daily News. Hosting several shows across MTV, including her own music show ‘Live Lockdown’, she also covers worldwide music events, including MTV EMA 2016 backstage with Sway Colloway. Outside of MTV, you can find Becca on the radio, as regular DJ for Apple Music’s international station Beats 1, she has taken over Hoxton Radio with her own reggae and dancehall show. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also find her dj-ing reggae, dancehall and hip hop across massive venues in the UK, spinning at the likes of Glastonbury and supporting the world’s biggest reggae and dancehall artists, such as: Chronnixx, Protoje and Morgan Heritage.
After landing her first big TV job as MTVbase show ‘TheWrapUp’ host in August 2014, Maya then went on to host MTVessentials & MTV News. In summer 2016 she wowed as the Social Media Correspondent at Bestival for RedBull. From strength to strength, she became presenter for the huge ADE festival Tomorrowland, taking over social content on Facebook. This summer Maya will be busy, as well as hosting the backstage show for Isle of MTV, Maya will be hosting the Isle of Wight festival on Sky Arts in June & the Fresh Island festival in July to name a few. We are looking forward to seeing what Maya has in store for 2017!
Dutch DJ/Producer Don Diablo, currently #15 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, has become a major force in the dance music world where he is credited with being one of the founders of the Future House movement. After scoring multiple hits on Beatport with records such as "On My Mind,” “Universe,” "Anytime," “Chemicals" and "Cutting Shapes"; Don is working on his forthcoming artist album for 2017.
To say that Valentin Brunel, aka KUNGS, was born under a lucky star is something of an understatement. The very first single released by the young DJ / producer from Toulon fired up the world’s dancefloors. 'This Girl' went to number 1 in 30 countries, entered the top 10 in the USA and was certified diamond 13 times. Rarely has a debut effort been met with such global success. His second single, Don’t You Know, was also a hit with 15 million streams to date and gold-record status. Kungs still had his feet firmly on the ground, and is working on his first album 'Layers'.
'If you focus only on what you want to do, you can bring it to life, leaping over all of the difficulties.' That focus continues to yield incredible results for the LA-based trio Trevor, Matther & Kevin. Their 1st independent single, 2015’s 'Adventure,' clinched #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and earned over 5 million-plus plays in a year. Shortly after, the boys hit the road with The Chainsmokers, Ansolo & DallasK on a sold out U.S. tour, garnering support from the likes of Diplo, Like Mike & Dimitri Vegas and more.Their next smash 'Sex' vaulted to #10 on Spotify’s Global Charts, went Top 20 in 20 countries.