When: Sat., July 30, 7 p.m. 2016
The Mix 96.1 returns with its annual showcase of talented, young names in pop. From Memphis, 18-year-old Jacob Whitesides sounds like John Mayer dropped into the blue-eyed, Southern soul tradition — very clean, very detail-oriented and ready to break hearts. First-generation Albanian-American star Bebe Rexha charted a major hit with “Me, Myself and I,” a solipsistic banger with G-Eazy. A follow-up with Nicki Minaj, “No Broken Hearts,” proves that her club-pop style isn’t going anywhere soon. Danish boy band Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” takes the audience through the perspective of a young man looking forward in life, checking in every decade or so to see where he’s at. The storytelling device appears to have worked—the music video is nearing 300 million views.