46. Zola Jesus
Nika Roza Danilova, better known by her stage name Zola Jesus, has one of those voices that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. Then you see the slender little waif from which that booming voice is emanating, and it’s pretty much love at first high note. The opera-trained singer’s third album, “Conatus,” is due out this October, and all signs point to it making her one of indie music’s next breakout stars.