Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 47

Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 47

One week until Thanksgiving!! What’s your favorite part of the holiday? I love watching the performers on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This week, two artists on the trending report, Leslie Odom Jr. and Sara Evans, will be performing at the parade this year!

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1. Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson can most recently seen in her appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and is one of the One of the breakout new comedians on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family.


2. Jo Koy

His new special Jo Koy: Live from Seattle, can currently be seen on Netflix. In the past, Jo was a regular on Chelsea Lately, and has performed on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

His two specials, Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out, are Comedy Central favorites.


3. Sara Evans

Sara Evans’ has five number one hits to her name. Her new album “Words” is available now, and she will be headlining CMT’s Next Women of Country tour starting February 2018.

Her upcoming appearances include: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Sirius XM Christmas Special kick-off Country Christmas channel, and The Chew on ABC.


4. Randy Houser

Randy Houser is a CMA, ACM, and CMT nominated country star with seven top ten hits. His top singles include “We Went”, “How Country Feels”, and “Runnin Outta Moonlight.”

“Note for note, Houser just might be the best male vocalist in the business…” – Billboard Magazine


5. Leslie Odem Jr.

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. has most recently been seen in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the role of ‘Aaron Burr.’

On the small screen, Odom, Jr. can be seen in the NBC musical series Smash, Law & Order: SVU, and Grey’s Anatomy.

As a recording artist, his self-titled debut album was part-funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. The album was released in 2014 and then re-recorded and released again in 2016. Leslie will be performing at the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


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