BBC Sound of 2012 list


BBC has revealed its list of 15 artists who are in the run to be crowned the sound of 2011. The list, now in its 10th year has been compiled from 180 music enthusiasts from the UK. Previous winners like Adele, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J have all gone on to have successful careers.

Music enthusiasts (aka tastemakers) like Radio & TV presenters, critics and magazine and newspaper editors are asked to submit three of their favourite acts from the year. The artist must not have had a top 20 hit, be well-known to the public or from a TV talent show. They can be from any country and represent any style of music.

The artist names are:

  • A$AP Rocky
  • Azealia Banks
  • Dot Rotten
  • Dry The River
  • Flux Pavilion
  • Frank Ocean
  • Friends
  • Jamie N Commons
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Niki & The Dove
  • Ren Harvieu
  • Skrillex
  • Spector
  • Stooshe

The 2012 winner will be revealed in January.

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