Roman Alexander Named Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch in 2021

by Halle Ames

Spotify music has named Roman Alexander as its 2021 Hot Country Artist to Watch after the debut of his first album.

The young artist released his first album in the fall, called, Between You & Me. The EP was an instant hit, racking in more than six million streams and receiving high praise in the music community.

Roman Alexander Comments on Spotify Honor

Roman Alexander comments on winning the award, saying that it was “career-changing.”

“Being named a 2021 Hot Country artist to watch is something that I don’t take for granted. Having the support from Spotify that I have had the last few months has been career-changing for me. I’m thankful and can’t wait to perform for the fans that Hot Country has helped me build.”

The album’s title track, “Between Me & You,” boasts over 3.5 million streams alone since its debut in November of 2020.

Spotify isn’t the only site to take notice, however. Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Trending Songs of the Week ranked “Between Me & You” as number six.

The song gained so much attention that it was a topic of conversation for the Today Show’s segment, “Cocktail Conversations,” where Hoda and Jenna gush about how good the track is.

Roman Alexander spoke about the success of his album, saying that while this is exciting, he is looking forward to the future of his career.

“I’m extremely excited and blessed to be where I’m at and to continually watch the songs I’ve released grow each day. I’m constantly in the process of writing and recording the best songs I have, and I’m really looking forward to making some lifelong fans.”

Furthermore, Spotify featured other country artists besides Roman Alexander on the list to look out for. They include names like Priscilla Block, Kidd G, Willie Jones, Kameron Marlowe, Ian Munsick, Nate Smith, Brittney Spencer, Tiera, as well as Lainey Wilson.