I’ve been following MNEK since he was selected for the BBC Sound of 2014 list three years ago. Since then he’s put out some really amazing music, from his feature on Gorgon City’s Ready For Your Love, to his excellent debut EP, Small Talk, which included my favorites The Rhythm and Wrote a Song About You. MNEK is a triple threat; he’s an incredible vocalist, writer, and producer who makes great danceable tracks but can also turn things down for a ballad (see Suddenly). Although MNEK seemingly had a quiet 2016, only releasing one solo track, the great At Night (I Think About You), his stamp is all over pop music this year. From working on some of our other favorite pop offerings from MØ and Becky Hill, to serving as a co-writer on one of the biggest albums of the year, Beyoncé’s Lemonade, MNEK had a monumental year. We just hope 2017 includes more of his signature vocals, songwriting, and dance-worthy tracks.