Zak Zilesnick better known as Zak Abel is an English singer/songwriter and musician. I'm going to see Zak live in March, he's an underrated vocalist and this album was full of non-generic trop/pop hits.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. Easily the best thing to come from Witness: Duke Dumont produced, one of Nicki's finest pop moments and a low-key hit.
Dan Griffith, known by his stage name Gryffin, is an American DJ, record producer and musician. What a gorgeous vocal from Sinead and production from Gryffin, one of the finest dance music moments of the year.
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian is an American singer, songwriter, actress and author. Perfect example of taking an OK pop song and giving it a camp as tits remix to make it brilliant - used to be all the rage in the 90s!
Mixed for me... I'll check out gayed up LeAnn later.
Green Light obviously superb, Swish Swish for me is poor and the worst thing she's flogged this era, Everything Now isn't Arcade Fires very best, you should def check out Ready To Start, I'd be surprised if you'd not heard it. I think there's a good one called Keep The Car Running too. Everything Now is ace though. Great live if you get the chance.
I heard Zak album. But can't recall individual tracks it kind of washed over me.
Mabel McVey, mononymously known by her stage name Mabel, is a Spanish-born Swedish singer and songwriter based in London. Neneh's daughter did a good job of repping the UK urban scene last year and this was her crowning glory - so classy and chill.
Portugal. The Man is an American rock band from Wasilla, Alaska currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Weirdly this is only properly taking off now despite me discovering it last spring! Catchy, funky, quirky throwback tune.