Monday, January 04, 2016

BBC Sound of 2016 Longlist - The Final Five

Words: Alison Mack

This week sees the daily announcement of the final five in the BBC Sound of 2016 longlist of fifteen, with the eventual winner revealed on Friday January 8.

(We will update this post daily as each day's finalist is revealed.)

Winner of BBC Sound of 2016

1. Jack Garratt
Rich soul infused electro-pop

2. Alessia Cara

3. NAO
Subtle vocals on top of multi-layered synths

Stockport psych-poppers

5= Mura Masa
19-year-old songwriter/producer of bedroom pop beats

London R&B rap collective

The rest of the nominees

Billie Marten
Teen folk prodigy

Dua Lipa
Sultry, sophisticated pop

Piano pop songstress

Izzy Bizu
Soul diva

J Hus
Streetwise rap

Loyle Carner
Emotive hip-hop

Soulful pop daughter of Neneh Cherry

Rat Boy
Essex indie-punk.

Section Boyz
Croydon rap collective

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