Year in Review: Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, & DaBaby Became 2019’s Breakout Stars

Published: Tuesday 31st Dec 2019 by Rashad

Scribbled in history books for some good, bad, ugly, and everything in between, 2019 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.

Next, we look back on the year’s breakout stars:

Many new names came and went in 2019, but some made such major stamps on Billboard charts, the Recording Industry Association of America, and more, it’s hard to believe they won’t be around for years to come.

While we look forward to what they have to offer, TGJ’s taking a moment to reflect on the newcomers (and relative newcomers) who made big moves over the last 12 months.  Highlights below:


Lizzo Named TIME’s Entertainer Of The Year

Lizzo Mania! Pop Superstar Pushes Warner Music Profits To Stellar Highs

Hot 100: Lizzo Back at #1 / Ties Record For Longest Reigning Female Rap Song

Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Is Now the Longest-Running SOLO Female Rap Hot 100 #1 Ever

Weigh In: Lizzo Is Only the Fourth Female Act Over 30 to Lead a Hot 100 #1 Hit This Decade


Lil Nas X:

‘Old Town Road’: Lil Nas X Hit Made 8 Million Dollars In 2019

Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town’ Certified Diamond / Makes History

Lil Nas X Covers TIME Magazine / Talks Coming Out

Official: Lil Nas X Beats Mariah Carey For Longest Running Billboard Hot 100 #1 Ever


Megan thee Stallion:

Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Hot Girl Summer’ Certified Platinum

Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion Among Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Honorees

Chart Check [Hot 100]: ‘Cash Sh*t’ Is Now Megan Thee Stallion’s First Platinum Hit

Megan Thee Stallion Makes XXL Freshman 2019 List

Summer Walker:

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo’ Certified Platinum, Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’ Now Gold

Summer Walker Sets R&B Streaming Record


Billie Eilish:

Billboard Hot 100: Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ Dethrones Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ To Hit #1

Billie Eilish Becomes Billboard’s Woman of the Year

Chart Check: Billie Eilish Breaks Cardi B’s Record For Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits Among Females

Other notable acts:

  • Normani
  • DaBaby
  • RoddyRicch
[main photo source:  Getty Images]

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  1. Clarks0oñ January 1, 2020

    Stop trying to make normani happen.

    Every musician in this article achieved something big except normani.

    Roddy rich, da baby , billie ellish etc didnt receive hype and shout outs from different celebrities on Instagram and Twitter and their careers took off organically.

    Normani on the other hand cant start her career after all the hype and cosign.
    Motivation flopped.

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