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FEATURING: 5 Pop-Side Artists (Who Aren’t Billie Eilish) Making Waves with Fantastic New Music

Billie Eilish continues to dominate the music scene with her unique sound and chart-topping hits. However, there are many other artists making significant strides with their new releases. Here are five mainstream artists you should definitely check out, spanning a range of genres and styles, most of who have recently released fresh tracks.

1. Sabrina Carpenter

"Espresso" single cover

Sabrina Carpenter has been steadily rising in the pop music scene, and her recent releases are a testament to her growth as an artist. Her fifth studio album, emails i can’t send, released on July 15, 2022, debuted at number 23 on the Billboard 200, marking her highest entry on the chart to date. The album featured singles like “Vicious” and “Nonsense,” the latter peaking at number 56 on the Hot 100 and achieving Platinum certification. Following this, she embarked on the Emails I Can’t Send tour in September 2022.

In March 2023, Carpenter released a deluxe edition of the album, with the single “Feather” becoming her highest-charting song, reaching number 21 on the Hot 100 and number one on the US Pop Songs chart. She performed at high-profile events like the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2023. Her involvement in Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour as the opening act for several international shows further solidified her growing stardom. Recently, she released the single “Espresso” on April 12, 2024, which became her first top-10 hit on the Hot 100, peaking at number four, coinciding with her performance at Coachella 2024.

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2. Renee Rapp

Renne Rapp's 'Snow Angel' album cover

Renee Rapp, known for her Broadway roots in Mean Girls: The Musical, has made significant strides in her music career. She recently reprised her role as Regina George in the musical film adaptation of Mean Girls, released in theaters on January 12, 2024, and on streaming on March 5, 2024. However, Rapp has expressed her intention to focus solely on her music career due to the anxiety she experienced in the acting environment.

Rapp’s debut extended play, Everything to Everyone, released in November 2022, was followed by a deluxe version in February 2023. Her debut studio album, Snow Angel, dropped on August 18, 2023, and a deluxe version with additional tracks, including a remix of “Tummy Hurts” featuring Coco Jones, was released in November 2023. She has been actively touring, with her Snow Hard Feelings tour, supported by Alexander 23 and Towa Bird, showcasing her dynamic stage presence and deep connection with her audience. Rapp’s music blends pop and R&B influences, creating a sound that is both contemporary and timeless.

Renee Rapp
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WILLOW's 'empathogen' album cover

WILLOW has continued to evolve her sound and artistic persona. In February 2022, she withdrew from Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, The World Tour due to production limitations but quickly bounced back by featuring on Camila Cabello’s track “Psychofreak” in April 2022. Her fifth studio album, COPINGMECHANISM, released on October 7, 2022, features collaborations with Yves Tumor and showcases a bold dive into alternative rock with singles like “Maybe It’s My Fault” and “Hover Like a Goddess.”

WILLOW’s recent releases continue to push boundaries. Her first single since COPINGMECHANISM, “Alone,” came out in November 2023, followed by “Symptom of Life” in March 2024 and “Big Feelings” in April. She announced her sixth studio album, empathogen, which was released on May 4, 2024. With a unique blend of punk, metal, and introspective lyrics, WILLOW’s new work explores themes of identity and self-discovery, solidifying her place as a dynamic force in the music industry.

Photography: Anthony Arquier

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4. Chappell Roan

Chappell Roan's "The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess" album cover

Chappell Roan has been steadily carving out a niche for herself with her vibrant and catchy pop tunes. After moving back to Los Angeles in 2022, Roan worked a series of odd jobs before signing a publishing deal with Sony. Her independent single “Naked in Manhattan,” released in March 2022, was praised as a “queer girl bop” by NPR, highlighting her tender and nostalgic lyrics. Following this, she joined Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Tour and Fletcher’s Girl of My Dreams Tour, gaining significant exposure.

Roan’s subsequent releases, including “Femininomenon” and “Casual,” showcased her versatility and willingness to experiment with different sounds and themes. Her debut headlining tour, Naked in North America, in early 2023, was a hit, featuring themed stops and drag queen openers. Roan’s first full-length album, The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, released in September 2023, further established her as a rising star. Following the album’s release, she embarked on the Midwest Princess Tour, which saw her performing across North America and internationally. Her latest single, “Good Luck, Babe!”, released in April 2024, has already garnered significant attention, debuting at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and achieving 7 million streams in its first week. Roan’s growing popularity on Spotify and high-profile performances, including at Coachella, mark her as an artist on the rise.

Chappell Roan
Chappell Roan
Photography: Ryan Clemens

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5. Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo's 'Guts' album cover

Olivia Rodrigo burst onto the scene with her debut single “drivers license,” and she hasn’t slowed down since. Her Disney+ documentary, Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U, detailing the making of her debut album Sour, was released on March 25, 2022. Rodrigo received seven nominations at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album for Sour, and Best Pop Solo Performance for “drivers license”.

Rodrigo’s second album, GUTS, released on September 8, 2023, debuted atop the Billboard 200 and was acclaimed as the most critically acclaimed album of 2023 by BBC News. The album’s lead single, “Vampire”, became her third single to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first artist to debut the lead singles from two career-opening albums at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Following the success of GUTS, Rodrigo announced her GUTS World Tour, which runs from February to October 2024. She also released a deluxe version of the album, GUTS (Spilled), in March 2024. On April 13, 2024, Rodrigo made a special guest appearance at No Doubt’s Coachella show, where she performed the band’s 2000 single “Bathwater” alongside them. Rodrigo’s music continues to capture the angst and emotions of youth, solidifying her place as a pop icon for a new generation.

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Olivia Rodrigo
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Billie Eilish’s Latest Release: Yeah…We Couldn’t Ignore This One

Billie Eilish "Hit Me Hard and Soft" album cover

You didn’t think we’d skip over Billie Eilish’s new album, did you?

On April 8, 2024, Billie Eilish announced her third studio album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, which was released on May 17, 2024.

This album marks Eilish’s highest-performing album yet, with 339,000 units earned and over 193 million streams.

This album is incredible.

Despite a close race with Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department, Eilish’s album debuted at number two on the albums chart. To support the album, she announced the Hit Me Hard and Soft: The Tour, which will cover North America, Oceania, and Europe from September 2024 to July 2025.

While Eilish and Swift continue to dominate the charts, these five artists are proving that there is plenty of fresh talent in the music industry. Sabrina Carpenter, Renee Rapp, WILLOW, Chappell Roan, and Olivia Rodrigo each bring something unique to the table, offering new music that is well worth a listen. Whether you’re into pop, rock, or something in between, these artists have something for everyone.

Honorable Mentions

For those interested in more emerging artists making waves with their recent releases, here are a few to check out:

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    Featured photos (top, from left to right) by Anthony Arquier (WILLOW), Unknown (Sabrina Carpenter, Renee Rapp), Ryan Clemens (Chappell Roan), Nick Walker (Olivia Rodrigo)

    Billie Eilish Announces HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR

    Following the news of her highly anticipated third studio album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT, set for release on May 17 (pre-order/add/save HERE), Billie Eilish has announced arena dates, produced by Live Nation, for her HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR

    Starting in September 2024, Eilish will embark on her North American leg of the tour which runs through to the end of December 2024. The tour will continue in Australia starting February 2025 ahead of her European, U.K., and Ireland arena dates starting in April until late July. For a full list of tour dates, see below or visit BillieEilish.com

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    Tickets for BILLIE EILISH: HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR will be available starting with the American Express® Presale beginning Tuesday, April 30, with additional presales running throughout the week. Any remaining tickets will be available during the general on-sale starting Friday, May 3 on BillieEilish.com. On-sale start times vary by market, check local listings for more information.

    American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 30 (while supplies last) – this is one of the many entertainment benefits American Express Card Members can access. Presale start + end times will vary by market, check your local listings at BillieEilish.com for more information.

    Sustainability Efforts

    Billie Eilish will continue her long-standing partnership with environmental nonprofit REVERB on this tour, building on the success of previous efforts, which resulted in over $1 million donated to environmental, greenhouse gas reduction, and climate justice projects, more than 150,000 fan actions, and much more. Sustainability efforts on this tour will include reducing greenhouse gas pollution, decreasing single-use plastic waste, supporting climate action, and updating concession offerings to promote and encourage plant-based food options with Support+Feed.


    In keeping with her commitment to making a difference in the environmental impacts of her music and touring, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales in North America will go to REVERB and its ongoing effort to help support organizations across the country addressing the impacts of food insecurity and the climate crisis.


    The Billie Eilish REVERB Eco-Villages will be set up at 2 locations in the main concourse of every show where fans can take part in the tour’s sustainability efforts, connect with nonprofits, and take meaningful action for people and the planet.


    For collective action at the intersection of climate and food, Support+Feed will be launching a 360 campaign throughout the tour. Following the success in 2022, Support+Feed will offer an expanded version of the Support+Feed Pledge inspiring fans to eat one plant-based meal a day for 30 days with digital elements and community activations. Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in Plant-based Food Drives in a selection of cities alongside the tour to raise awareness and gather food to distribute to local communities.


    Fans are encouraged to join the effort to make the HIT ME HARD AND SOFT: THE TOUR more sustainable. Where possible, take public transportation and carpool to and from the shows to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution and encourage more public transportation options. Fans will receive information via email about public transportation options before the show.


    Venue partners are also helping to lessen the environmental footprint of the tour. In addition to efforts to decrease waste through reducing or eliminating single-use plastics and diverting landfill waste with compost and recycling, venues will be offering plant-based food options at all shows.

    Fan Participation

    Bring an empty reusable water bottle or donate for a custom RockNRefill Nalgene bottle to fill up at the free water refill stations located at each venue. The RockNRefill bottles and refill stations are located at the Eco-Villages in the main concourse at all shows. Fight fast fashion by opting for thrifted, upcycled, or borrowed clothes instead of buying new clothing to wear to shows.

    Billie Eilish Tour Dates 2024-2025


    • Sun, Sep 29Québec, QC – Centre Videotron
    • Tue, Oct 01Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    • Wed, Oct 02Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    • Fri, Oct 04Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
    • Sat, Oct 05Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
    • Mon, Oct 07Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
    • Wed, Oct 09Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
    • Fri, Oct 11Boston, MA – TD Garden
    • Sun, Oct 13Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    • Wed, Oct 16New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Thu, Oct 17New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Fri, Oct 18New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    • Sat, Nov 02Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    • Sun, Nov 03Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    • Wed, Nov 06Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    • Fri, Nov 08Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
    • Sun, Nov 10Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    • Mon, Nov 11Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    • Wed, Nov 13Chicago, IL – United Center
    • Thu, Nov 14Chicago, IL – United Center
    • Sat, Nov 16Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
    • Sun, Nov 17Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
    • Tue, Nov 19Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    • Wed, Nov 20Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    • Tue, Dec 03Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    • Thu, Dec 05Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
    • Fri, Dec 06Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
    • Sun, Dec 08Portland, OR – Moda Center
    • Tue, Dec 10San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
    • Wed, Dec 11San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
    • Fri, Dec 13Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena
    • Sun, Dec 15Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
    • Mon, Dec 16Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum
    • Tue, Dec 17Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum


    • Tue, Feb 18, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Wed, Feb 19, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Fri, Feb 21, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Sat, Feb 22, 2025Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    • Mon, Feb 24, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Tue, Feb 25, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Thu, Feb 27, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Fri, Feb 28, 2025Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
    • Tue, Mar 4, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
    • Wed, Mar 5, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
    • Fri, Mar 7, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
    • Sat, Mar 8, 2025Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena


    • Wed, Apr 23, 2025Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
    • Thu, Apr 24, 2025Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
    • Sat, Apr 26, 2025Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
    • Mon, Apr 28, 2025Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
    • Tue, Apr 29, 2025Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
    • Fri, May 2, 2025Hannover, Germany – ZAG Arena
    • Sun, May 4, 2025Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
    • Mon, May 5, 2025Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
    • Wed, May 7, 2025Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
    • Fri, May 9, 2025Berlin, Germany – Uber Arena
    • Thu, May 29, 2025Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
    • Fri, May 30, 2025Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
    • Sun, June 1, 2025Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
    • Tue, June 3, 2025Kraków, Poland – Tauron Arena
    • Wed, June 4, 2025Kraków, Poland – Tauron Arena
    • Fri, June 6, 2025Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
    • Sun, June 8, 2025Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
    • Tue, June 10, 2025Paris, France – Accor Arena
    • Wed, June 11, 2025Paris, France – Accor Arena
    • Sat, June 14, 2025Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
    • Sun, June 15, 2025Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
    • Mon, Jul 7, 2025Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
    • Tue, Jul 8, 2025Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
    • Thu, Jul 10, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Fri, Jul 11, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Sun, Jul 13, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Mon, Jul 14, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Wed, Jul 16, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Thu, Jul 17, 2025London, UK – The O2
    • Sat, Jul 19, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Sun, Jul 20, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Tue, Jul 22, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Wed, Jul 23, 2025Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
    • Sat, Jul 26, 2025Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
    • Sun, Jul 27, 2025Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

    *The tour wants to give fans, not scalpers, the best chance to buy tickets at face value. To make this possible they have chosen to use Ticketmaster’s Face Value Exchange. If fans purchase tickets for a show in the U.S. or Canada and can’t attend, they’ll have the option to resell them to other fans at the original price paid. To help protect the Exchange, the tour has requested all tickets be mobile only and restricted from transfer. This applies to all shows except those in Colorado, Illinois, and New York where Face Value Exchange cannot be mandated. Please note, a valid bank account or debit card within the country of your event is required to sell on the Face Value Exchange. More information on how the Ticketmaster Exchange works is available here.

    About the New Record

    HIT ME HARD AND SOFT album artwork
    ‘HIT ME HARD AND SOFT’ album artwork
    William Drumm

    The forthcoming album, HIT ME HARD AND SOFT was written by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, her brother and long-time collaborator, who also produced the album. HIT ME HARD AND SOFT will be available on all digital platforms, and in a continued effort to minimize waste and combat climate change; across all physical formats in limited variants on the same day, with the same track-listing and using 100% recyclable materials. For more information on all sustainable practices for this album release, please visit: SUSTAINABILITY – Billie Eilish | Store

    HIT ME HARD AND SOFT’ is out everywhere on May 17

    Pre-order/add/save HERE

    Billie Eilish Online

    Featured photo (top) by William Drumm

    Billie Eilish Announces 2020 Arena “Where Do We Go?” World Tour

    Global, chart-topping Interscope/Darkroom Records artist Billie Eilish has announced her 2020 arena Where Do We Go? World Tour, produced by Live Nation. Starting on March 8 in Miami, FL, Where Do We Go? tour will take her live show to some of the world’s biggest arenas including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 15. General on-sale starts Oct 4. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, see below, for more information go HERE.

    Following the release of her official music video for ‘all the good girls go to hell’ – accompanied with the important call to action on climate change – Billie Eilish continues to set an example by partnering with non-profit organization REVERB for her upcoming tour. To help create and encourage an eco-conscious environment both backstage and for her fans, Billie Eilish will be allowing fans to bring their re-fillable water bottles to the shows, water-stations will be available at every venue for both attendees and crew backstage, plastic straws will not be permitted and a Billie Eilish Eco-Village will be stationed at every show, providing attendees information and resources on ways to help combat climate change and preserve the Earth. For more information, go HERE.

    Tomorrow night, Billie Eilish will be joining host Woody Harrelson as the musical guest for the season opener of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Tonight, she will be the lead guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On Monday, she will be appearing on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius/XM.

    Last month, Billie Eilish earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘bad guy,’ taken from her multi-platinum global smash debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? [Darkroom/Interscope Records].

    Billie Eilish is officially the first artist born this millennium to achieve both a No. 1 album and single, and is now the third female solo artist in the 31-year history with multiple songs topping the Billboard Alternative Songs airplay chart (alongside Alanis Morrissett and Sinead O’Connor). “bad guy” also hit #1 in the Pop Songs airplay chart after leading the Alternative Songs airplay. Her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — released on March 29 [Darkroom/Interscope Records] — debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, has since returned to the top spot two additional times this year, and is currently 2019’s best-selling album in North America. Recently, Billie Eilish graced the cover of Rolling Stone, V and ELLE, and has amassed more that 17-billion combined global streams to date.

    North American Tour Dates*

    03/09 – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
    03/10 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
    03/12 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
    03/13 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
    03/15 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
    03/16 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
    03/18 – Capital One Center – Washington, DC
    03/19 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
    03/20 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
    03/23 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
    03/24 – United Center – Chicago, IL
    03/25 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
    03/27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
    03/28 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO
    03/29 – CHI Health Center Omaha – Omaha, NE
    04/01 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
    04/04 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
    04/05 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
    04/07 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
    04/08 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
    04/10 – Tacoma Dome – Seattle, WA
    04/11 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC

    *To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Monday, September 30 at 11:59pm ET HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Thursday, October 3 at 10am local time through 10pm local time.

    Latin American Tour Dates

    05/25 – Arena VFG – Guadalajara, Mexico
    05/27 – Palacio de los Deportes – Mexico City, Mexico
    05/30 – Allianz Parque – Sao Paulo, Brazil
    05/31 – Jeunesse Arena – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    06/2 – DirecTV Arena – Buenos Aires, Argentina
    06/5 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile
    06/7 – Movistar Arena – Bogota, Colombia

    European and United Kingdom Tour Dates

    07/9 – TBA – TBA, Spain
    07/10 – NOS Alive (festival) – Lisbon, Portugal
    07/13 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
    07/14 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
    07/15 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
    07/17 – MIND (Area Expo) (festival) – Milano, Italy
    07/18 – Lollapalooza (festival) – Paris, France
    07/19 – Werchter Boutique (festival) – Werchter, Belgium
    07/21 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
    07/22 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
    07/24 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
    07/26 – O2 Arena – London, UK
    07/27 – O2 Arena – London, UK

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