The Weeknd, Joey Bada$$, Alt-J, Jessie Ware Lead MTV's Artist to Watch 2013

The Weeknd, Joey Bada$$, Alt-J and Jessie Ware are a few of the acts leading MTV's Artists to Watch 2013 shortlist. Over the year, Hive and other MTV properties will showcase exclusive content from these artists, including live performances and interviews, as well as music popping up in select MTV shows.

Rounding out the list are other notable acts, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Zedd, and Trinidad James.

Watch Alt-J perform "Breezeblocks" for Hive's Live in Boston series: