New Pop from Finland

Dig into our New Pop from Finland playlist to find the latest releases by pop heavyweights like Alma, Isac Elliot, Robin Packalen and Lxandra, contemporary EDM artists such as Perttu and Darude as well as alternative-leaning crossover pop stars like Louie Blue and Olivera – not to forget artists from genres like hiphop, trap and r&b!

Follow this frequently updated playlist on Apple Music or Spotify and find out the freshest artists and sounds in Finnish pop, dance and EDM music! Scroll down for artist biographies.

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Averagekidluke

Finnish-American rapper Averagekidluke was discovered on Soundcloud when he was merely 19 years old. It did not take long until he impressed major A&R’s with his imposing flow and melodic rapping. First Averagekidluke signed to Warner Music Finland as one of the label's main export artists. In 2022 Averagekidluke signed his first international record deal with Parlophone UK. His 2021 debut ep "Promised Neverland" was followed by the singles “Gone" and “No Good 4 U” in 2022.

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Misha

Misha is a rapper, beatmaker and a producer whose musical background is strongly in melodic soul-based hip-hop. Misha was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved to his current home town Helsinki as a child. He first found success rapping in Finnish under the artist name Haamu, releasing his rap debut in 2006, but soon started also producing beats. Misha has released tracks on labels such as Chillhop, Sundae Sauce and Melting Pot.

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Riku Rajamaa

After two decades of experience in the music industry and after 14 years as guitarist of Sunrise Avenue, Riku Rajamaa started his solo career in 2021. With a multi-instrumentalist background, Rajamaa’s music creates a vast sonic landscape.

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Olivera

Singer and songwriter Olivera describes herself as an "interesting mixture of a modern indie pop artist and a goofy little garden gnome". Releasing her debut solo EP "Flow" in 2015, Olivera has also worked as a songwriter and a featuring artist for huge EDM names such as Tiësto, Zaxx, 3LAU, Sonny Alven, Lucian and John Dahlbäck. In 2022 Olivera competed in Finland's selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with her single "Thank God I'm an Atheist", ranking fourth in the national competition.

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Rony Rex

DJ & producer Rony Rex’s career took a major step after the release of his single “Sticky Fingers” in 2017. After that, the artist has released several singles and worked together with acts such as New Ro and Carla Monroe. He also has a reputation with eccentric DJ sets including performances on a boat in the middle of the sea.

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Nick-E Maggz

Independent rapper Nick-E Maggz has been making waves in his current home country Finland since he started releasing music in 2016, hopping on tracks and remixes by many local major artists. After two ep's and more than two dozen singles, in 2020 Nick-E Maggz released the catchy club anthem "Fatty" his biggest solo hit thus far. In 2021 he released a full-length album called 5IVE 20 9INE.

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BENN

BENN describes his music as soulful pop music. Behind the stage name is singer/songwriter Joakim Nyström from Helsinki. For a number of years, Benn has purposefully pursued a career in music. His upcoming debut EP is going to be released later this year.

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Perttu

Electronic music producer Perttu put out his first single ”Waves” in 2016, which became a large summer hit – after that he’s dropped more than a dozen more, such as ”Circles”, "Stardust", "Milky Way" and "The One". In addition to working on his own songs, Perttu has produced songs for pop singer-songwriter Lxandra.

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Park 7

Park 7 is a pop rock band from Finland. They have played hundreds of shows in Europe and in the U.S. and released three studio albums. The band was signed to Burtonwood Records (Nashville Label Group) in 2020, thus becoming the first international band in the label’s history. Burtonwood Records is distributed by Capitol CMG (Universal Music Group). The band is passionate about bringing hope through their music to all their fans and everyone they meet.

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Loasteeze

Helsinki-based hip hop artist and dj Loasteeze is known for his banging boom bap influenced beats. Besides spinning the wheels of steel at arena hip hop shows, festival stages and local bars, Loasteeze has released an impressive collection of singles with domestic MC’s, as well as his debut full-length “& Friends” in 2020, followed by the ep “Työmyyrä” in 2021. The last years he has released tracks together with for legendary NY rap groups ONYX and Smif N Wessun. Loasteeze has also toured Europe with Masta Ace and served as live DJ for The Beatnuts, ONYX and Smif N Wessun.

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Verah M

Verah M is a talented young r’n’b singer and songwriter. Her debut single was released in October 2022 by Fountain Productions.

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Winning Team

Winning Team is a group of DJ/producers from Helsinki. The members are Max Well, Veli Hiidenmaa, Patric Brex and Isku. Their music style is best described as Big Room and Electro House.

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Alma

Undoubtedly the biggest pop export in Finland's history, singer-songwriter Alma rose to fame in with her 2016–2017 singles "Karma", "Dye My Hair" and "Chasing Highs". With 2018 came collaborations with Charli XCX and the release of Alma's first ep "Heavy Rules Mixtape". Her debut album "Have You Seen Her?" saw the light of day in 2020.

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Lola

Lola is an artist and songwriter based in Helsinki, whose music is a catchy blend of r&b, soul and pop. She released the singles “Hooked”, "Sundress", "Easy" and "These Games" in 2021. Her debut EP “Lost Tapes”, including the previous singles "Hooked" and "These Games", was released in May 2022. The EP was produced by Alexander Clifford and Aakko Petersen.

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DeejaVu

DeejaVu alias Leevi Lehtisyrjä is a young producer and DJ from Lappeenranta, Finland. Deejavu produces electronic dance music and has been active since 2018. He released his first single Bouncin’ Bitches in 2019.

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Sam Shaky

Sam Shaky treads the line between dark, ethereal pop and alternative rock. His forthcoming album, ’Arctic Americana’ – following the single "Don’t Play With The Devil" featuring Steve Wilmot (OneRepublic, Switchfoot) on production, Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Nick Cave, Mark Ronson) on synths and legendary Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper, Kiss) on keys – is promised to be "a continuation of his story up until now".

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Joalin

Young singer, dancer and social media influencer Joalin Loukamaa first became known as a member of the popular Now United pop group that was formed by the Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller. Joalin was born in Finland but has lived most of her life in Spain and Mexico – a fact that which may describe the nordic melancholy as well as the latin flavorings in her music. Her debut solo single Angelito was released in June 2022. The mostly Spanish-sung track is the first single from Joalin’s debut EP which will be released by a Finnish music company 11 ONES.

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Sofi Merone

Sofi Merone is the solo project of artist and songwriter Sofi Meronen. She is also a member of the electro-pop trio feelswithcaps. According to her, this project takes a step to a more playful and wonky direction. Sofi Merone is all about clever, genuine lyrics and beautiful chords.

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Robin Packalen

Robin Packalen is one this decade's biggest phenomena in Finnish pop music: he rose to local fame with his first single when he was 13 (back then branded mononymously as just Robin). After seven years on the top of the Finnish market, it was time for Robin Packalen to take his talent and charisma abroad. With help from Samu Haber's management company Comusic Productions, Packalen's international career has seen several single releases and an EP "Rest in Beat" in 2020.

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Samlight

DJ-Producer Samlight is known for his powerful house music with melodic hooks. Samlight is now releasing new tunes on Spinnin' Talent Pool after being signed to the prestigious dance music label Spinnin' Records in early 2018.

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Erika Sirola

Erika Sirola is a singer-songwriter best known for her over 300 million Spotify plays garnering hit feature Speechless (2018) with Robin Schultz. Born and raised in Helsinki, Sirola has also spent a lot of time in her mother's homeland Canada. Now signed to Elektra Records, Sirola's debut solo single End of the Day was released in June 2022. Her sound is now far removed from the euro-centric EDM style of Speechless, landing somewhere nearer the melancholic and sombre art pop of Lana Del Rey or Olivia Rodrigo, laced with a heavily synthesized modern production.

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Davia Akenami

Davia Akenami is one of the fresh, new arrivals of the of Finnish R&B field. The half Finnish half Nigerian singer blends afro beat rhythms to soft R&B tunes and takes influence from trap music as well. As her musical role model, she names the Nigerian artist Bellah. Davia Akenami released her debut EP "God Complex" in 2021 which was followed by new singles through 2022.

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Eye of Melian

Eye of Melian is the brainchild of Dutch songwriter and producer Martijn Westerholt (Delain, Within Temptation), with Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela (Auri, Altamullan Road) bringing the fantasy to full life. Also contributing to the project is Finnish orchestral arranger and producer Mikko P. Mustonen who has worked on many successful releases in various genres.

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Niila

In 2016 singer-songwriter Niila released his debut EP “Sorry” and album "Gratitude". The same year he played a full German stadium tour supporting Sunrise Avenue (as well as a headlining club tour) – which makes sense, as Niila has a management and recording deal with Samu Haber's CoMusic Management and shares a producer with the band.

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Saara Aalto

Internationally best known as the second finalist in the "X Factor UK" talent show in 2017, Saara Aalto is a pop music mainstay in her home country, where she has released several albums and competed in both "The Voice" and "Finland's got Talent" (coming in second place on both shows!). In 2018 she represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest with "Monsters" and released her major label debut album "Wild Wild Wonderland".

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The Second Level

EDM and pop producer/artist The Second Level, aka Daniel Helenius, put out his first releases in 2016. He was signed to Warner Music Finland in 2020, after having warmed up for David Guetta in Estonia and played on the main stage of the Helsinki EDM festival Weekend in front of 30,000 people. His latest singles have been written with writers such as Alexander Pavelich, Erik Smaaland and Henrik Tala and featured singers such as Alida and Oda Loves You.

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ILON

Singer snd songwriter ILON, signed to Warner Music Finland, made her debut in 2020 with two singles, "Selfish Love" and "Catch 22". Since then she has also performed on JC Stewart's virtual tour and reportedly also recorded with Billie Eilish producer Finneas O'Connell, with the resulting music still remaining unreleased. ILON's music has made an impact on several music bloggers, with one heralding her as "the next essential contender amongst a wave of Nordic artists who are making an international impact".

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Bentality

Bentality is a Helsinki based rapper and producer with a 10 year experience in the Finnish underground hip hop scene. His flow incorporates singing, and "melodic or otherwise cool hooks", as well as deep and clever verses. The name Bentality is derived from "Ben’s Mentality".

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Ida Alex

A newcomer in the Finnish pop scene, Ida Alex debuted with a few singles in 2021, which were followed by the ep release "Free Woman" in 2022. With a Y2K leaning electronic dance pop sound and empowering lyrics, the future looks bright for Ida Alex.

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Planet Case

This young quintet combines pop, alternative rock and EDM, inspired by the music of bands like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, M83 and The 1975. The band released their debut ep "Simple Thoughts" in 2018 and has already gained a good and growing amount of followers and airtime on national radios.

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Lucy Lohan

Trap, J-pop and hyperpop inspired producer, singer and songwriter Lucy Lohan appeared on the Finnish scene in 2020, releasing a string of of singles, leading up to their debut ep "Proxy" in 2021 as well as a feature spot on Knife Girl's track "Only You". In 2022, Lucy Lohan was signed to Finnish indie label Soliti Records with two new singles, "Nonchalant" and "Evian" being released before their second ep "Gunk", out May 13th.

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Janji

Producer and songwriter Janji, born in 1993 in Helsinki, scored a streaming hit with his song "Heroes Tonight" in 2015 which featured Swedish singer Johnning. The song has over 40 million streams on Spotify since it has been playlisted in numerous gaming playlists. In the past couple of years Janji has released nearly a dozen singles as an independent artist on his own label.