9. The Weekend
Reps: Scarborough, Ontario
Canada already boasts an Emo rap superstar in Drake, so why not a mysterious, conceptual R&B artist? Music blogosphere favorite the Weekend first turned heads with the 2011 nine-song release House of Balloons. Since then, the singer-songwriter born Abel Tesfaye, has joined the ranks of Miguel and Frank Ocean as the new guard of rhythm and blues. The Weekend’s current Trilogy project, propelled by the remastered single and video for his seductive track "Wicked Games", displays an artist who is destined for even bigger and better things.