December 9, 2014

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13 Top Breakout Artists of 2014

#1Charli XCX

Dijon McFarlane has been slapping his "Mustard on the beat, ho" tag and his sparse keyboard stabs and jubilant "hey!" punches onto tracks since Tyga's "Rack City" three years ago. But 2014 was the year Mustard got all over everything. The DJ hit the Billboard Hot 100 nine times, with fire singles like Tinashe's "2 On," T.I. and Iggy Azalea's "No Mediocre" and, most recently, Fergie's "L.A. Love (La La)." Plus he handled almost every song on YG's throbbing debut My Krazy Life. As if that wasn't enough, Dijon also released his own debut album, 10 Summers, in August. It featured more than 20 rappers, including 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. —Zach Dionne

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