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Sam Smith, Interpol, Chvrches, Iggy Azalea And More Talk Best Music Of 2014 So Far [WATCH]

by Caitlin Carter   Jul 10, 2014 16:23 PM EDT

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Who doesn't love hearing what their favorite artists are listening to? Throughout the first half of 2014, Billboard asked a handful of artists who they've been listening to this year. Here's what they had to say:

 Hunter Hunted  Sam Smith “That’s such an undeniable voice”
 Sam Smith  Lana Del Rey “I love Lana’s album. I haven’t heard it yet, but I love “West Coast. Everything she does I love all the time.”
 Janelle Monáe  Janelle Monáe “I don’t want to be too self-indulgent but I love The Electric Lady.”
 Iggy Azalea  Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Tyga’s “Loyal” “That song is very catchy.”
 Grouplove, Meg Meyers  Alt-J “I love them so much”
 The Glitch Mob, Interpol  Drake “I really like a lot of what Drake does, and ‘Worst Behavior’ was a particularly interesting song.”
 The 1975  Rick Ross “Sanctified”
 Porter Robinson  Chvrches. “’The Mother We Share’ I just had the full-body Goosebumps.”
 Chvrches  Warpaint, St. Vincent
 Classixx, Haerts, Chromeo, Jenny Lewis  The War on Drugs
 The Bloody Beetroots  Chet Faker
 Zedd, Cage the Elephant  Queens of the Stone Age
 Fitz and The Tantrums  Usher’s “Good Kisser” “[It’s] kind of blowing my mind.”
 Travis Barker  T.I. “‘Mediocre’ is pretty awesome.”
 T.I., Nelly  Pharrell
 Empire of the Sun  Haim
 Wild Feathers  Beck
 MS MR  Jungle “I’m completely in love with Jungle. They’re a band we’ve been listening to a lot.”
 RJD2  Disclosure
 Jack Antonoff (fun., Bleachers)  La Roux “La Roux’s album is coming and she’s one of my favorite artists. So that’s probably what I’m most excited for.”
 La Roux  Future Islands “I really did like that Future Islands Track”
 A$AP Ferg  Sia “I need to work with her like immediately.”

Check out the video below, and let us know who your favorite artist of 2014 are in the comments section!

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