New Pop from Finland

Dig into our New Pop from Finland playlist to find the latest releases by pop heavyweights like Alma, Joalin, Käärijä and Lxandra, contemporary EDM artists such as DeejaVu and Yes Yes 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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Thnked

Anonymous EDM producer and singer-songwriter Thnked (which, according to the artist himself, can mean either "thinked" or "thanked") first got noticed for his remixes and covers of beloved hits, from artists such as Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran and Martin Garrix, on his YouTube channel. His debut single "Beautiful Life" lead to being signed to Future House Cloud and several more single releases, with streaming numbers increasing with each release.

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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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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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Scharliina

Scharliina, a 20-something singer, songwriter, producer, model and actress (and Miss Finland finalist!), started out as part of “spiritual pop duo” Lightworkers. In 2021 she started her solo career with the “Running”, which has been followed by several more single releases. Scharliina specializes in sensitive and vulnerable ballads, where her smooth and soft voice is combined with electronic production.

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Samu Haber

Sunrise Avenue frontman Samu Haber started his solo career straight after coming home from the stadium rockers’ farewell tour, with the release of his first Finnish sung album, "Pelastetaan maailma". Mind you, Samu's major language shift has not prevented him to make new music in English too: “Hometown Gang” his first solo single in English was released in 2022 and followed by "Gimme Your Hand" in early 2024.

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Osmo Ikonen

Osmo Ikonen is a Finnish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a catalogue of three solo albums: "Stories from Within" (2008), "Heaven or Hell is Just a State of Mind" (2010) and "Yhden Miehen Armeija" (2021) and the EP "Let It Out" (2015). Ikonen composes and produces music and plays and sings in several groups, such as Törkypojat, Oddarrang and The Northern Governors. He was formerly known also as Sunrise Avenue's keyboard player between 2009 and 2022.

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Adeola

The Finnish-Nigerian artist Adeola emerged in the scene in 2024 with her distinct blend of afro influences and Nordic melancholy, combining organic and electronic elements. Helsinki-based Adeola's debut EP, featuring the singles "Hello World" and "Oceans," will be released in late summer 2024. In her lyrics, Adeola wishes to be open and express her emotions honestly.

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. In 2023, she released her debut full-length "Crtl Alt Del".

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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 put out his modern r&b-leaning tracks on labels such as Chillhop, Sundae Sauce and Melting Pot, but mainly releases independently on his own label.

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One Ghost

One Ghost is a Finnish/Indian rapper and music producer born in Roosevelt Island, New York. He discovered his love for poetry and music at a young age and in his teens found a fascination with hiphop music. Recognized for his fast-paced flows and intricate lyricism, One Ghost received a feature on Rap City in 2017. Since then, Ghost has garnered fans from different parts of the world – India being one of the main markets for him.

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Neea River

Neea River is an accomplished songwriter in her home country, whose tunes draw their influence unashamedly from the "golden era of big pop" – 2000s and 2010s – and artists such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Ellie Goulding. This means that the tempos and energy is high and Neea's soprano vocal hooks and synths are big – just like in the good old days. With a good amount of TikTok fame helping her out, this river may just be flowing into big oceans.

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Miss Molly

Miss Molly a.k.a. Molly Rosenström is a singer-songwriter whose career started as a child star when she won the "The Voice Kids" TV show in 2011. After the burnout succeeding her child-stardom, she has settled in Stockholm, adapted a new artist name and made herself known in the k-pop circles by co-writing tracks such as Itzy's "Freaky", Whee In's "Letter Filled With Light" and virtual Youtube star Mori Calliope's "Internet Brain Rot". Miss Molly's debut single "21 Flaws" was released in April 2023.

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Jesse Markin

Jesse Markin is a Liberian-born singer-songwriter from Finland. Before his solo career, Markin was the vocalist in the band The Megaphone State, which produced three acclaimed hip hop albums. As a solo artist Markin takes leaps forward both musically and thematically and broadens his expression from rapping to singing. His debut album "Folk" was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. The album was awarded the distinguished Teosto Prize in 2020. Markin's 2nd full-length "Noir" was released in 2021.

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Käärijä

For even most Finns, rapper Käärijä (Jere Pöyhönen) was a total newcomer, when his song "Cha Cha Cha" was chosen to represent Finland at the 2023 Eurovision song contest. Overnight, Käärijä became a local sensation with his hit song, explosive energy and neon green bolero. Musically Käärijä walks on a tightrope between rap metal and eurodance – no wonder that Pöyhönen has described Rammstein as his major influence, and even rocks a Rammstein tattoo across his chest!

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Devinity

Devinity is a production project by Joel Pirinen. Under the name Devinity, Pirinen makes electronic dance music with plenty of pop hooks and foot stomping beats. He released his debut single “Crystals” in 2016 and has since followed it with dozens more! Devinity has worked with multiple vocalists and other collaborators including Panamanian singer Astrid Nicole and many others.

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New Ro

New Ro is the current moniker of Ronja Richardsdotter Stanley. She made her debut in 2012 as Ronya with the album "The Key Is The Key", which was followed by another full-length "Tides" in 2015. In 2018 Ronya announced that she has changed her stage name to New Ro and released the single "I Cum", which was followed by numerous singles and two ep's in 2020, and finally the album "Late Bloomer" in 2021. A new ep "Divergent" followed in 2023. Also worth checking out: New Ro's hilarious comedy bits in her Instagram account!

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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. After a string of impressive single releases, his debut EP "Sweet Spot" was released in 2023.

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Axel Ehnström

Professional songwriter, producer and artist Axel Ehnström is mostly famous for songs with Lost Frequencies, Alle Farben, twocolors, Deepend, Younotus and LU2VYK to mention a few. These days, he is a in-demand featured vocalist and songwriter in the European EDM scene, with millions of streams. Ehnström's career started out, when he represented Finland on Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 under the stage name Paradise Oskar.

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Glayden

Glayden's solo career started in 2019 with the debut single release "Eurosport", as part of Helsinki's Below0 collective and record label. A long string of single has followed since, leading up to the release of the 2023 EP's "Belief Systems" and "GoGetter". In his music, Glayden candidly combines aesthetics of Y2K era pop with ethereal eurodance, euphoric club music and narcotic rap, not far removed from his Swedish peers Ecco2k or Bladee from Drain Gang.

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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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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 and Spanish (mixed with English) language in her music. Joalin's debut solo single "Angelito" was released in June 2022, and followed by her debut EP "I'm the One" later that year. Joalin prepares to release her debut album in 024, through the Because Music label.

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Yes Yes

Eetu Rantakokko and Tino Lainisalo, together known as YES YES are an electronic dance music duo from Finland. Their solid string of single releases started in 2021 and has steadily led into quite impressive streaming numbers. Their catalogue includes many cover versions of international megahits like "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" (with over 40 million streams), "Abcdefu", and "Wicked Game", but also original songs.

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DJ Slow

Hip hop and electro veteran DJ Slow's (Vellu Maurola) career took off in the 1990s, when he won the Finnish DMC (Disco Mix Club) Championship four years in a row: 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Soon DJ Slow found success in the first formation of big beat / trip hop eccentrics Pepe Deluxé. Later he has founded the group SlowHill with Tapani Rinne, recorded two solo albums, produced ad music for many major companies and continued his dj career.

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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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Goldielocks

New artist Goldielocks rose to prominence in Finland in 2023 with the singles "Electrifying", "Angeline" and "American Wedding", as well as debut EP "East to South". Goldielocks promises to take the audience to a "dramatic movie world where the past and the future meet". Her sound combines organic band elements of past decades and today's indie-influenced pop, much recommended to Alma's fans, for example. Her debut year took Goldielocks to several shows and showcases around Europe, where she has found a good fanbase for her music.

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Don Johnson Big Band

Despite the band's title, these guys have almost nothing to do with the blonde-mulleted 1980's heartthrob who played James "Sonny" Crockett in Miami Vice. Finland's DJBB is a popular live hip hop quintet with a long history (founded in 1997), wide crossover potential (their musical style ranges from sure-fire rap to pure pop to funk and even 80s soft rock) and a charismatic, fast-tongued MC in Father Metro (a.k.a. Tommy Lindgren, also an important cultural and political figure in Helsinki).

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Astrid Nicole

Panamanian-born Astrid Nicole has been a resident in Finland since 2018, where she has gained a following based on her successful appearances in local television shows The Voice and All together Now, along with her covers of iconic hits such as “Moving On Up”, “How Will I Know” and “I’m Coming Out”. With her musical collaborations with international DJ's, Astrid Nicole’s fanbase expanded to other countries in Europe. Her vocal versatility, along with her native Spanish skills allow Astrid Nicole to fuse her pop sound with genres such as latin pop, r&b and dance music.

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Danel

EDM producer, songwriter and disc jockey Danel (Daniel Kuja-Kyyny) started putting his music out in 2018 and has already garnered a singles discography over 30 releases deep, working with other producers – most often with a fellow Finn, Konna – and singers alike.

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Venior

Singer, songwriter, producer, painter and “trashion” designer Venior describes her style as “Freeky Punky Pop”. Mixing wild, experimental beats with heavy bass sounds, powerful vocals and a strong message, she wants to "shake current dogmas and create movement and change". During her major label period in 2015–2017, Venior travelled from studio to studio (i.e. Stockholm and London) working with producers and songwriters from all around the world, before relocating to Berlin, where she currently resides.

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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 – in her bio, Merone calls herself "An ex-boyfriend baiting, diary-exposing, emo-loving, nature-sampling, homegrown, homemade popstar".

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Rebecca Annan

Rebecca Annan is an independent artist born and raised in Finland, currently making located in the UK. Her work is a prime example of bedroom production, as she handles all aspects herself: writing, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering. Rebecca Annan's music is a blend of all things pop with an R&B influence. Over the last three years, she has released multiple singles, developing her sound while still staying open to new musical influences.

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