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7. Krishane
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Jamaica-born, London-based Krishane is set to bring his tropical-flavoured pop (Think Jason Derulo, if he had a real Jamaican influence) to the music world in 2015. The 21-year-old already scored his first UK top 40 hit in 2014 with “Drunk & Incapable,” a lust-at-first-sight conversation with fellow Atlantic signee of Jamaican heritage, Melissa Steel (“Kisses For Breakfast”) that featured Beenie Man on the remix. The infectious song also caught the ears of Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, who tweeted “Love this song. Mark my words, it’s a hit,” and is now said to be managing Krishane. He’s been cooking in the studio with producers including Di Genius, KZ (nephew of Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul fame), and, soon, Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Ciara), amongst others. Oh, but we almost forgot what some might say is the most important detail on Krishane’s resume— he’s the son of dancehall icon Barrington Levy. — Marvin Sparks