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Artist On the Rise: Carlie Hanson

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This past weekend I had the honor of seeing up-and-coming pop star, Carlie Hanson, perform live at Chop Shop.

Hanson definitely won over some new fans Friday night in Chicago, myself included, with her energized performance and clean vocals.

Currently opening for Jeremy Zucker on her first tour, the Wisconsin native has come a long way from working at a McDonalds drive thru.

The 18-year-old played a 30 minute set including her hit singles, Only One, and, Us, — and even gave us a glimpse at new music.

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As new as she is to the pop music scene, Hanson is far from sounding like a beginner. The street fashioned singer effortlessly commanded the stage and proved to the sold out crowd that She! Can! Sing!

After getting to witness her perform fist hand, I have zero doubts that Hanson will go far in the industry. She’s a pop star you’re going to want to keep an eye on.  

Hanson has currently amassed over 40 million streams on Spotify, and will be joining Troye Sivan and Kim Petras on the Bloom Tour this month. If you want to see Hanson live for yourself, buy Bloom Tour tickets here:  


My name is Tara and I put out articles for UIC Radio on whatever day I can. I’m a media communication and professional writing major at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I host a pop music show, PopTara, on UIC Radio every Wednesday from 8:30pm-10:30pm. If you want to keep up with my saucy life you can follow me here:

twitter –  @phemebot

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