Ranging from amateur cover artists to professional vocalists with number-one songs, there is a huge variety of musicians on TikTok to check out. With TikTok’s growing popularity, it’s no secret that many musicians have been able to pursue music full-time because of TikTok.
After exploring many different musicians with large TikTok followings, we’ve rounded up 7 of the best TikTok musicians who became successful from TikTok – Let’s dive right in!
7 Best TikTok Musicians to Follow
Maisie Peters is a 22-year-old indie pop singer-songwriter from West Sussex, United Kingdom. She first began putting out music in 2015, but TikTok is truly what took her singing career to the next level.
In June of 2021, Maisie Peters left her old record label Atlantic Records and signed with Ed Sheeran’s label, Gingerbread Man Records. Upon this record label change, she released her most successful album You Signed Up For This.
@maisiehpeters music video out right now !!!!!! and she goes hard 😛 #newmusic #livelaughlove ♬ Not Another Rockstar – Maisie Peters
On TikTok, she consistently posts videos from her live performances, snippets of random original songs she writes, as well as random videos pertaining to her music career. Her fans clearly resonate with how relatable she is in both her songs and her TikTok videos.
Check out this TikTok she posted singing a snippet of an original song here.
Jax is a singer-songwriter from Brunswick, New Jersey. Her most successful career turning point is undeniably TikTok, as she has racked up over 12 million followers and counting.
Jax might be one of the most unique music influencers on TikTok because she incorporates skits while she sings. For example, she has a series of singing videos from different people’s perspectives (her ex-boyfriend, the kid she babysits, etc.)
@jaxwritessongs From The Kid I Babysit’s Perspective Ft. Chelsea’s Dad 😈 @Chelsea Lascher #babysitter #fyp #dad #caught ♬ original sound – Jax
Because of her overwhelming success on TikTok, she has been getting tons of amazing opportunities such as getting to sing Teenage Dirtbag with Wheatus. Jax is a huge advocate for body positivity, so she also posts a ton about body image which resonates with her young fanbase.
Check out her hit song Victoria’s Secret which she initially wrote for the girl she babysits here.
Sam Fischer is a pop-rock singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Released in 2021, his first big hit was called This City which did really well on TikTok. On his TikTok, he posts everything from singing videos to live performances to just regular chatting videos.
He has a very similar voice to Lewis Capaldi who is another successful new singer in the industry, and he actually had the opportunity to go on tour with Lewis Capaldi which really helped his fanbase grow.
@samfischermusic WE’RE DOING IT TEAM #carryitwell #outnow ♬ Carry It Well – Sam Fischer
Before his own music career began taking off, he was writing songs for other artists that were very successful. He’s written songs for Jessie J, Keith Urban, Ciara, and Demi Lovato to name a few.
Check out his original song he released this past year called Carry It Well here.
Ella Jane is a pop singer-songwriter who makes music inspired by artists such as Taylor Swift and Lorde. Both Ella and her following on TikTok are huge fans of these popular artists in the pop and indie genres. Now, all thanks to her TikTok fanbase, she has multiple hit songs including nothing else i could do and bored&blind.
Ella started posting quick snippets of songs she writes and covers of songs she loves. For example, she has recently posted covers of Sparks by Coldplay and Betty by Taylor Swift.
lol im too petty♬ how do i lose you ella jane – ella jane
She also posts other types of content on her TikTok page including funny storytimes, different TikTok trends, and regular chatty content.
Check out her cover of As It Was by Harry Styles here.
Tai Verdes is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. After releasing his debut studio album TV, his song Stuck In The Middle went viral on TikTok. Once people started listening to him more, songs like Sheesh! and Drugs also began to get big. In fact, Sheesh! actually made its way into a Pizza Hut commercial!
Before his song went viral on TikTok, Tai was working at a Verizon store selling phones while sleeping on his friend’s couch. When he noticed his music career began to take off, he posted a TikTok video of him quitting his job so he could pursue music full-time.
how deep?♬ original sound – tai verdes
Before finding success from TikTok, Believe it or not, he actually starred on MTV’s reality dating show Are You The One?
Check out him singing his original song called Last Day On Earth here.
Her most successful song is I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead, which made it into the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Then, in October 2022, she released her debut album called Young Forever. One of her most successful moments was performing with drummer Travis Barker on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
On Nessa’s TikTok, she posts lots of style and fashion content including her outfits and makeup. She also posts casual chatty content and quick snippets of songs she writes on her guitar.
Check out this quick snippet of a song she wrote here.
Emmyn Calleiro is a pop-punk singer-songwriter and the lead singer of the band Games We Play. Their first successful song called Get A Job went viral after being posted on TikTok.
Emmyn Calleiro is married to Dani Cimorelli, a member of the singing group Cimorelli, a group of 6 sisters who posted popular covers to YouTube. Dani and Emmyn have spoken outwardly to TikTok fans about Dani financially supporting Emmyn while his career takes off, so Emmyn gained a lot of his fanbase through Dani as well.
i wrote this song to my ladys parents because they did really hate me for a while its called get a job 😭♬ Get A Job – Games We Play
On Emmyn’s TikTok, he posts everything from music content to live performances to casual chatty content. You’ll also see Dani starring in a lot of his videos as well.
Check out this video of him performing in a Denny’s here.
yes this is at dennys♬ Get A Job – Games We Play