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Calling all singers, rappers, drummers, even flutists, we want to give undiscovered and up-and-coming musicians the chance to share their talents with the world.

Whatever your musical vice, sign up and enter for the chance to perform with YUNGBLUD. Judges will pick a "Final Five" to perform in a digital battle for the Grand Prize. Content will be posted and shared on vans.com/mw and our social platforms. Don’t miss your chance.

Competition
Schedule

Submit Your Music

07/07/21 - 07/23/21

Calling all singers, rappers, drummers, even flutists. Whatever your musical vice, enter for the chance to perform with YUNGBLUD at a House of Vans. Judges will pick a "Final Five" to perform in a digital battle for the Grand Prize. Content will be posted and shared on vans.com/mw and our social platforms. Don’t miss your chance.

Submit Your Music

United States Top Ten Announced

Week of 9/01/21

The US top ten have been announced! Get to know the top ten US finalists below:

PYT

LaToya Fernandez, who performs as PYT, has been writing music since 1999, when she was just 8 years old. Now 33 and based in San Jose, she writes razor-sharp raps that embolden and empower women. “In a world of darkness and confusion,” she says, “youth need inspiration, motivation and constant reminders that they as themselves are more than enough. Read more at Pitchfork.

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Deuces II & The Golden Theory

Cincinnati's Deuces Cunningham II is a singer and rapper who writes songs about love, family, and manifesting abundance. Listen now.

Last Grasp

Punk rock changed Ryan Hardwick’s life. When he was younger, the music felt like a wild secret to the frontman of Cleveland’s Last Gasp, a way to escape the doldrums of small-town Ohio. Read more at Pitchfork

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G-Roi

Jarell S. Harris, aka G-Roi, writes raps about survival, truth, and real life. The native New Yorker’s music is personal, and his writing process is like therapy.

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Vinnies PM

“The first step in how I write a song,” says Brooklyn’s Vinnies PM, otherwise known as Denzel Devon Huggins, is “not writing at all.” Instead, he seeks inspiration from other forms of art. Huggins says he got into making music with help from his family, who convinced him he had a talent he needed to put to use. Read more at Pitchfork

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Egg Drop Soup

Feminist punks Egg Drop Soup are Samantha Kate Westervelt (bass, lead vocals), Olivia Saperstein (guitar), and Bailey Chapman (drums). Egg Drop Soup hails from Los Angeles, and they make unapologetic music about self-empowerment, equality, and the patriarcy. Read more at Pitchfork

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Ugly/Abe

Ugly/Abe makes spooky cowboy music. The Los Angeles psychedelic punk band includes Mario and Kristina on vocals and guitar, Abe on drums, and Angela on bass. Read more at Pitchfork

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Thunderous Knight

For Darrian Hayes, who performs as Thunderous Knight, music is a family affair – he was born in Long Beach, California, but raised in Inland Empire, by a rapper mother and a singer stepfather. Read more at Pitchfork

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TheBe$tJR

Reuben Wabomnor, aka TheBe$tJR, writes songs everywhere. For this Chicago-based rapper, music is a way of existing in the world. Read more at Pitchfork

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Kodamilo

Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Terrence Bradshaw (aka Kodamilo), is an independent producer, songwriter, and singer. Pitchfork

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Americas Top 5 Announced

Week of 9/08/21

Americas top 5 finalists have been announced. Get to know each finalist below!

LaToya
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PYT
USA

LaToya Fernandez, who performs as PYT, has been writing music since 1999, when she was just 8 years old. Now 33 and based in San Jose, she writes razor-sharp raps that embolden and empower women. “In a world of darkness and confusion,” she says, “youth need inspiration, motivation and constant reminders that they as themselves are more than enough.

theBestJr
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TheBe$tJR
USA

Reuben Wabomnor, aka TheBe$tJR, writes songs everywhere. For this Chicago-based rapper, music is a way of existing in the world.

Diamond Cafe
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Diamond Café
CANADA

Diamond Cafe is the solo project of 23yr old Canadian artist Tristan Thompson. He is set to release his debut album in 2021

Mare Advertencia
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Mare Advertencia
MEXICO

Mare is an independent, feminist, migrant rapper hailing from Oaxaca. She recently collaborated with Natalia Lafourcade and Rubén Blades on a new version of the song “Tú si saberme”.

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JOY SALES
BRAZIL

Singer and songwriter Joy Sales, from the city of São Paulo, brings with the power of her voice the sublime strength of her ancestry.

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Watch Party and Winner Announcement

Week of 9/22/21

Round up your friends, grab some snacks, and join us to watch the finale performances of the Top 15 global finalists. Who will you root for? Details on how to watch coming soon.

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Share The Stage With Yungblud

January 2022

The three global winners will perform with YUNGBLUD in January 2022.

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Global Finalists

Click on the map below to learn more about our global finalists

Submissions

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Top Genre

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City with the most entries

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Toya PYT Fernandez

TheBe$tJR

Joy Sales

Mare Advertencia

Diamond Cafe

Lemonade Shoelace

Kenya Grace

Ky'Orion

Altered Myths

p-i

Yishun Panik

Q The Trumpet

Nathanie

Kinder Bloomen

Squid The Kid

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Past Finalists

Global Judges

YUNGBLUD

London, UK

Denzel Curry

Miami, FL, USA

Julia Michaels

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sean Miyashiro

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Regional Judges

Warren Bokwe

US

Vic Reznick

US

Chris Maltese

US

Camilo Lara

MX

Bruses

MX

Criolo

BRAZIL

Andrea Echeverri

COLOMBIA

Jeremy Larson

MEDIA - PITCHFORK

Erika Coutler

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