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Calum Scott

Those who swoon for Sam Smith will fall just as hard for Calum Scott. An uber-earnest Brit singer of the pop-soul breed, Scott has a voice of impeccable grace. His sensitive flutter earned him a finalist position on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent, where he showcased a version of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” refigured as an elegant ballad. The song went all the way to No. 1 in the U.K., becoming Britain’s best-selling single by an English solo artist in 2016. Later, Scott’s “Rhythm Inside” amassed more than 25 million streams worldwide. If those performances don’t win you over, check out his acoustic version of Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet,” a song covered by many but rarely so sparely. In March, Capitol will issue Scott’s debut, Only Human, a work filled with songs of charm and candor. (Photo: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns)

10 new artists to watch in 2018

Though 2018 has yet to begin, the music industry already has big plans for its latest stars-in-waiting. In the pipeline are a wide range of promising artists, armed with songs and sounds that draw on established styles only to twist them with their own quirks. Here’s a look at those nascent singers and musicians who, one year from now, may be known by all.