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Have fun Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by testing music from these nice up and coming acts–from hip-hop to synth-pop to indie-rock

Asian pop acts alike BTS and BLACKPINK have taken over the world lately, however what about homegrown Asian-American artists? Certain, a small handful of American musicians of Asian descent have made a reputation for themselves within the US, reminiscent of Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, indie singer-songwriter Mitski and home DJ and producer Yaeji. And there are Grammy-winning artists of Asian heritage  like Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Olivia Rodrigo and H.E.R. who’re well-known amongst mainstream audiences, although it’s uncertain what number of listeners are conscious of their Asian heritage. A current examine discovered {that a} whopping 44% of Individuals can’t identify a single well-known dwelling Asian American. 

However that each one may quickly change as Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) proceed to realize visibility throughout the leisure trade. Simply as AAPI creatives have been making vital strides in movie and TV recently with blockbusters like Beef and Every thing All over the place All at As soon as, numerous AAPI artists have been steadily gaining discover of their respective corners of the music world. In honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’ve highlighted ten up-and-coming AAPI artists in genres from hip-hop to synth-pop to indie-rock, and included options for related acts to take a look at. There’s additionally a Spotify playlist on the finish of the piece the place you’ll be able to take heed to their music.

Hear this playlist on Spotify.

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