Never before has the world seen such an amazing roster of talented Asian American artists. And so much more talent that we feel deserve a lot more airtime. Paak winning Best Melodic Rap Performance. And as Tokimonsta once put it, "I am Asian American and one of very few people representing our group in music.
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An artist on the rise, Penomeco has been consistently delivering quality content with his signature laid back style and tropical beats. Individually, they're amazing. Together, they're unstoppable. Their mission is to take the best parts of their artistry and bring it together to make fire hits like "Y". His music, like "Donut," combines light tunes with a sick flow. Composed of singer Colde and producer 0Channel, offonoff is a rising hip-hop duo that delivers aesthetically pleasing music videos and smooth, easy-listening tunes.
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There's still plenty of work to be done when it comes to representation of Asian musicians in the industry. While the genre of K-Pop has become mega popular as of late with groups such as BTS continuing to make headlines. While there still aren't too many Asian musicians taking over the radio a number of singers, bands, and more are out there making a name for themselves.
Editor's Note: The focus in the US this past month has been on highlighting Asians, Pacific Islanders, and their heritage, but in general there has also been a lot of discussion lately both within and around Black and Asian communities as individual and united entities. In light of these ongoing conversations, we wanted to spotlight several artists that are of — and continue to represent their identities through — both of these diasporas. So, in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chartmetric continues its year of honoring Black artists in the context of what we normally do: nerd out on music, data, and culture. Black Lives Matter. Stop Asian Hate.