The artists who made the biggest splash on mtvU and the college music scene this past year.
After the release of their latest album Only By the Night it's hard to remember the Tennessee-bred Followill boys were ever tenuously linked to the Strokes. Long live the Kings!
The young college educated prodigy has continued to surpass the hype surrounding him since he dropped onto the mainstream rap scene (and college student iPod playlists everywhere) in 2008.
This Canadian-born rapper and singer with major pop appeal went from Jimmy Brooks on 'Degrassi' to arenas full of screaming women. What can we say? He's the, he's the best!
The Brooklyn-based duo's album Oracular Spectacular cemented their place in music as the leaders of electro-psych pop.
This California band gives you clear-cut rock music that clearly rocks everytime with a sound that's like a throwback to the Smashing Pumpkins-laden '90s.