What better way to close out National Women’s History Month than by introducing two new women to our Trendsetters chart! Amara La Negra and Saweetie both make their debut on our list after seeing significant increases in artist station adds. Be sure to take a listen to these ladies on Pandora today!
Amara La Negra Debuts at #10
Following in the footsteps of Cardi B, who made her big break after appearing on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: New York, Miami-native Amara La Negra is hoping to do the same. The singer has been dubbed the “breakout star” of the Love & Hip-Hop: Miami and her latest releases, “What a Bam Bam,” a reggaeton take on Sister Nancy’s 1982 classic, and “Insecure,” the first official single off her upcoming debut album, are showcasing her serious potential. Amara La Negra has been seeing an increase in artist station adds of over 600% week on week and an increase in interactive plays of about 1,400%.
Saweetie Joins the New Class of Female Rappers
Bay Area rapper Saweetie broke onto the scene last year with her viral hit “ICY GRL,” a freestyle over the beat of Khia’s “My Neck, My Back.” The video for the single has amassed over 25 million views and the rising rapper released her debut EP High Maintenance earlier this month. Following an exciting few months, including a performance on Pandora’s SXSW stage, Saweetie makes the jump from the Pandora Predictions to Trendsetters after gaining over 3,000 weekly artist station adds.