Breaking the addiction to social media apps difficult, but some people can turn social time into their career. In addition to Lil Nas X and Doja Cat who are now very popular, many smaller musicians are finding their way into the music industry through TikTok only to find themselves as Grammy-nominated artists. Such is the case with Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, better known as Barlow & Bear on TikTok, whose album “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” was nominated for this year’s Best Musical Album (via NBC News).
Likewise, TikTok star Cody Fry’s performance of “Eleanor Rigby” was nominated at the 2022 Grammys in the category of Best Arrangement, Instrument & Vocals. Based on Atwood Magazine, this track has been used in over 200,000 videos on TikTok.
Interestingly, even artists who were already popular before TikTok emerged are likely to be nominated for a Grammy for the virality of the social networking app and thus the popularity of a song. That is the case of Cardi, for example, the song “Up” made headlines online after its release and is currently nominated for Best Rap Performance. The same phenomenon occurred with “Happier Than Ever” by Billie Eilish and “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Giveon, both of which won the grand prize.
So, who are your favorite artists that exploded because of TikTok?
https://www.thelist.com/677551/all-the-tiktok-stars-currently-nominated-for-grammys/ All TikTok stars now nominated for Grammy Awards