For the second year in a row, Billboard and W Hotels are teaming up to bring the Next Up: New Artists, New Music program to music fans, highlighting rising artists with intimate performances and filming video content in New York, Las Vegas and Santiago, Chile.
Swedish singer-songwriter LÉON kicked things off in August with a special show at the W in New York City on Aug. 7, performing her hit “Tired of Talking” and other tracks from her For You EP.
For round two this year, Billboard and W Hotels are excited to announce Grammy-nominated dance duo SOFI TUKKER as the next Next Up artists.
The New York-based team of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern have been traveling all around the world this year after their bumping track “Drinkee” gained attention from the Grammys (the song earned the pair a best dance recording nomination). Be sure to catch SOFI TUKKER live as they round out their string of North American festival performances with Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas before they embark on their headlining European tour in late September followed with fall North American dates supporting ODESZA.