For PAPER's 2019 predictions list, we looked across every aspect of pop culture — music, film, art, activism, social media, fashion, beauty — for fresh new faces that are about to look a whole lot more familiar. Tierra Whack, Slayyyter, and Tayla Parx are set to feature heavily on your pump up playlists. Justice Smith, Chance Perdomo, and Emma Nelson are starring in upcoming blockbusters in cinemas and on Netflix. Writers Sally Mao and Morgan Parker are headed to bookstore shelves, and artists like Damon Davis and Jessi Jumanji will headline gallery shows. We've figured out exactly whose profiles you're about to follow: Layla F. Saad, Allen Salway, Hunter Harris. Plus the people you'll be getting fashion, makeup, and self-love inspiration from: Isaac West, La'shaunae, Crystal Methnay. It's going to be a good year! These are the 100 names worth getting to know in advance.
Illustration by Austin Call (@Duhrivative)
Who are you?
I'm Tayla Parx.
What do you do?
Im a musician. From singing to writing and production, I wear a lot of hats.
What are you most proud of from 2018?
Having three records in the Billboard Top 10 simultaneously.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge in 2019?
Having to keep my promise to myself of taking more time to just live. I looked at my schedule the other day and realized I've had about a month off total in the past 3 years. So I gotta keep that promise and have some self-control.
What do you think will be your biggest opportunity in 2019?
Getting in front of my fans and performing. I'm so excited to meet my Taylatotts and sing my music for/with them.
Where can we follow you?
As chosen by Justin Moran, Claire Valentine, Michael Love Michael, Kat Gillespie, and Jael Goldfine
Illustrations by Austin Call (@Duhrivative)