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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Leomi is a bedroom pop and r&b singer-songwriter with her first independent singles released in 2022. Born in 1997 in the Pirkkala municipality, Leomi now lives in the capital region and studies songwriting. Leomi describes that she combines modern r&b and sensual pop in her music. In her youth, she was a big fan of Rihanna, Nelly Furtado and Ariana Grande.

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Samuel Lux

Turku-based electronic music producer Samuel Lux's catalogue boasts with releases on labels like Bass Rebels, Riox, Erijo Gold, High Five Music, Purple Dinosaur Music and Beast Trap Records. His sound ranges from edm-flavored dancefloor bangers to pure pop tracks that rely heavily on guest vocalists' toplines.

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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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Darude (b. Ville Virtanen) is one Finnish artist who should need no introduction – or at least his best known track, 1999's trance-lite megahit "Sandstorm" – still going strong as an internet meme after 20 years – shouldn't! But Darude's two-decade career is more than that: four albums, dozens of singles and countless gigs around the world. In 2019 Darude also represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Singer, songwriter and artist Janely brings back the Y2K flavor with her big pop songs that nod to the time when Britney Spears, P!nk, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry were everywhere – even if that means doing covers of "Get the Party Started". Janely started releasing singles in 2020, and in 2023 she came out with tracks such as "Crown", "Flavor You Like" and "I Won't".

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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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Jay L

Upcoming rapper and hip hop producer Jay L is influenced by 90’s hip hop, but with a fresh angle and melodic expression. His debut full-length "The Process" (2023), which features both international and domestic guests artists such as Reks, A-F-R-O and Paleface, is sure to give a proper neck exercise to both old school heads and younger hip hop fans alike!

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Joanna (née Jonna Heikkinen) emerged in the dance pop scene around 2019 both as a solo artist and a songwriter and a featured vocalist for EDM artists such as Svrric, Choujaa, Devinity and countless emerging ones. As Joanna's reputation has grown, her collaborations have too, leading to tracks with bigger EDM acts such as Kaluma, Sp3ctrum, Pharaøh, Eqric and many more. In 2021, Joanna participated in Music Finland's Export Artist Accelerator program.

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New artist Goldielocks rose to prominence in Finland in April 2023 with her debut single "Electrifying". Goldielocks promises to take the audience to a "dramatic movie world where the past and the future meet". Goldielocks combines organic band elements of past decades and today's indie-influenced pop. The debut song promises good things and can easily be recommended to Alma's fans, for example.

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Sofia Zida

Sofia Stenman (born 1984), professionally known as Sofia Zida, is a Mexican-Finnish singer-songwriter. She has released two albums, "Disco Mamazida" (2006) and "Butterfly" (2009), along with numerous singles. On her 2023 singles "Three Words" and "Leave", she has collaborated with legendary Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy.

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Young producer Kuokka popped up in the Finnish EDM scene in 2022 with a continuous string of singles, released both independently and on various dance labels. Kuokka's sound varies from energetic pop house tracks to catchy EDM tunes with big emphasis on vocal melodies.

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New Ro

New Ro is the current monicker 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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Kasper G

Electronic producer, musician and DJ Kasper Granroth's, professionally known as Kasper G (formerly Kasperg), focus lies within electronic dance music, incorporating elements of hip hop and r&b to his productions. Currently based in Berlin, Kasper G is known from his energetic DJ-sets and live shows.

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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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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.


Young singer-songwriter lo/la emerged in the Finnish pop scene in early 2023 – previously only having officially released one feature. Her debut single, the y2k r&b influenced dance pop tune "Breakup Glow" came out through Universal Music Finland. Lo/la has also garnered vast audiences on the TikTok platform with her cover versions of i.e. Sia, Billie Eilish as well as many domestic hits.

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Glayden, who previously made music under the names Ronnie Frost and RONNIE, has fostered his career with single releases such as "Eurosport" and "Sunkissed", as well as the three-track ep "Vulgar Vanity Vol 1" in 2020. In his production, Glayden unprejudicedly combines the gloomy spirit and aesthetics of early 2000s heavy metal with eurodance, rap and art pop, as well as spectacular visuals.

Hi-Five Quintet

Hi-Five Quintet describe their style as "urbane, rockin, jazz-based music with jump blues influences" – and we totally agree. One could also include terms like "catchy", "melodic", "soulful" – and even "poppy" – in the mix, at least judging by the quintet's debut ep "Land of Make Believe", released in 2023.

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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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Lxandra is a Helsinki based singer and songwriter now living in Berlin. She was introduced to the world through Perttu’s EDM hit ”Waves” in 2016. In 2017 Lxandra released her two first solo singles, ”Flicker” and ”Hush Hush Baby”. Lxandra's debut album "Careful What I Dream Of" was released in 2021. In 2023 Lxandra announced that she would take part in music contest UMK, competing to represent Finland at Eurovision Song Contest with the new single "Something to Lose".

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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 is going to be released during 2023.

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Rapper, producer and songwriter Biniyam has operated in the Finnish hip hop scene since 2014. Today, his music combines modern, alternative-leaning hip hop aesthetics with pop sensibilities. In 2021, Biniyam was signed to the Finnish sub-office of the legendary Def Jam label, and is looking to release his debut full-length album during the year.

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Kiara Nelson

Kiara Nelson is a half American, half Finnish singer, who was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in Finland. Her music, exclusively produced by the German-British duo Matt and Frank (M-22), is based on catchy melodies, the often times leading acoustic guitar and always danceable beats. Since 2021, she is signed with Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH.

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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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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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Studio Killers

Studio Killers, a virtual electro pop band made up of fictional characters (Cherry, Goldie Foxx, DJ Dyna Mink, and manager Bipolar Bear) first appeared in 2011 with their hit single "Ode to the Bouncer". An eponymous debut album saw the light of day in 2013 and the next year Studio Killers performed their first gigs at Ruisrock and Ilosaarirock festivals, in the form of performers in masks and costumes as well as screen projection. In 2018 Studio Killers came back with new single – but the real comeback happened in the form of their 2013 single "Jenny" becoming a massive TikTok throwback hit in 2020.

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Devinity is a production project by Joel Pirinen. Under the name Devinity, Pirinen writes electronic music with a unique touch. He released his first single “Crystals” in 2016 and has worked with multiple artists including Panamanian singer Astrid Nicole who’s singing can be heard on Devinity’s latest single “Moving on Up” released in 2021.

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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, and her 2nd full-length is slated for release in 2023.

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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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