The new generation of artists came into their own of 2011 with stellar Billboard stats by artists like Drake, J. Cole, Wale and Big Sean. The following artists had a spark in 2011, but look to really take it to the next level in 2012. Hit the slideshow to see who we believe really can breakout in the next calendar year. 



Compiled by Myrna Burgess and Kazeem Famuyide