Toppa Top ’15: Fifteen Artists to Watch In 2015

15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 +1

15. Sevana

Sevana only has one song and a few local appearances in Jamaica under her belt, so maybe it’s too early to saddle her with any expectations. But that one song left a real impression. Produced by Winta James (producer of our two favorite 2014 reggae tracks) and Protoje, “Bit Too Shy” is a reggae/R&B hybrid that recalls Jazmine Sullivan’s (supremely underrated) “Need U Bad”, with its combination of lyrical vulnerability and self-assured vocals. Based on the response we got when were premiered the track in October, it’s safe to say anticipation for her next move is high among those already in the know. With her stunning looks and soaring voice, it’s difficult to imagine a year in which word about Sevana doesn’t spread substantially. —Jesse Serwer