Over the past few years, many artists have gained popularity by going viral on TikTok. Big stars such as Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo received much more success after their songs became trends on these social media platforms. We have compiled a list of artists who have gone viral using their social media platforms to spread their music.
10 artists who went viral on TikTok in 2022
Amaarae is a multi-talented singer and music producer from Ghana. She is best known for her hit song, “Sad Girls Luv Money”, featuring Kali Uchis. She was instrumental in introducing Alté music (Afro-beats) to the United States. His influences include Billie Holiday and Fleetwood Mac. With these musical influences, she could use both Western and African music to form a new genre of her own. Her unique sound made her famous throughout social mediaand her new single has become a major trend on TikTok.
Californian singer-songwriter Tai Verdes hit the charts this year with a viral hit, “Stuck In The Middle.” He started auditioning for shows such as The voiceand American idol. Unfortunately, he never heard from either of them. While working at a Verizon store in Los Angeles, he started getting into TikTok where he posted his music. Over time, it started to become more and more popular. His song, “Stuck In The Middle“, eventually became one of the most streamed songs on Spotify.
ASTN is a talented singer-songwriter who has been devoted to making music since he was a child. He is known for post videos on TikTok and turn popular songs into R&B. He did an R&B cover of by Billie Eilish happier than ever, which ended up going viral. Not only did he gain many fans, but he also got recognition from many popular artists like Charlie Puth. He now spends his time recording music in Los Angeles and recently released his new single, Gradually.
Known for his viral song “Heat Waves”, Glass Animals are an alternative/electronic band from the UK. The group consists of four members: Dave Bayley, Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane. Their song, “Heat Waves,” reached over 15 million streams, while most their fame went from TikTok. Their song is now known as the most successful FIFA song of all time. It has also been featured in many popular TV shows such as I have never. On top of that, it charted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Stephen Sanchez is a singer-songwriter from Northern California. After posting a cover of “Cigarette Daydreams” by Cage the Elephant, he received a large number of followers. With the mainstream he won, he used its platform to publish excerpts from an original he was working on. Shortly after, artist Jeremy Zucker reached out and offered to produce the song. This is first how the song, “Lady By The Sea” together.
joji is an R&B artist from Osaka, Japan. He gained popularity as a comedian on YouTube. As a rapper, he was heavily influenced by “A Milli.” He started creating music using Garageband software. The very limited number of videos posted on his TikTok total more than a million views each. It now appears on the Billboard Hot 100, with his new song, “Glimpse of Us”.
Tems is a singer-songwriter and producer from Nigeria. She is best known for her feature on the song “Essence”, by Wizkid and Justin Bieber. She was ranked number one on the Billboard Next Big Sound, and she was also nominated for a Grammy. Tems has become more popular recently by appearing on Drake’s new album, with the song “Fountains”. His collaborations with Duck didn’t stop there, as they hit the Billboard Hot 100 with the song “Wait For You”.
Lucky Daye is an R&B singer-songwriter of New Orleans. In 2019, he released his album Painted. He later received a Grammy Award for his work. Daye has always had a passion for music since childhood and taught himself different melodies through children’s books. He has now released many viral hits, like the song “Over” which became popular thanks to TikTok.
Best known for his role in the series Euphoria, Dominic Fike is a singer/songwriter/actor from Florida. Prior to his appearance on the show, he released the viral hit “3 Nights”, which reached the Top Ten. In 2020, he released the album What could go wrong, which ended up reaching the Top 50 in many countries. His songs got promoted via TikTok due to his character’s popularity in Euphoria.
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Nicky Youre is a singer-songwriter known for his hit song “Sunroof” which went viral on TikTok. He started making music in his bedroom when he was 17. He mainly creates alternative pop music which includes high quality production. Her song made its way to the Pop Radio Top 25 and reached over 120 million streams on Spotify.