Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 44

This week’s trending report includes Grammy-nominated artists, successful entrepreneurs, and hysterical comedians. Bring a national tour to your campus and give your students the opportunity to experience the world’s most influential performances.

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1. Knox Fortune

Knox Fortune just released his debut album Paradise on September 22, 2017. Collaborator to artists such as Joey Purp, Kami, Vic Mensa, and Chance The Rapper, Knox Fortune is headlining a show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago that sold out instantly, in addition to the Seattle and Portland shows.

Knox gained mainstream attention when he won a Grammy for Chance The Rapper’s single “All Night.”

 

2. Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, a company that is disrupting the $1.7 trillion fashion industry.

She has raised over $190 million in venture capital, growing the business to over 6 million members, 1,100 employees and hundreds of designer brands.

 

3. Tori Kelly

Sold out her entire Fall 2016 run in 2,500 – 6,000 capacity rooms in major markets. Tori’s new music is due early next year, and she is headlining theaters in the Spring and Summer of 2018.

Tori was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys in 2016, and her new single with Chris Lane was recently featured on New Music Friday.

 

4. Uri Levine

Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor. He co-founded Waze, the world’s largest driving traffic and navigation app, with more than 200M drivers around the globe. Which was acquired by Google on June 2013 for more than $1.1 billion.

Levine focuses solely on consumer services, specifically those which create a lot of value to a lot of users, like saving money, time and empower them– in other words, doing good and doing well.

 

5. Smart, Funny, & Black

Created by comedian/writer/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure, tru TV, TheTruth.com) Smart Funny & Black, brings your favorite funny folks in a head to head battle of wits that test their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience.

After a night of fun games, flanked by hilarious viral videos, and a turnt up audience, each show ends with one guest, literally, getting the “L” and the other, taking the crown, and being inducted into the, “Illustrious League of Master Blacksperts”.