Monday, November 28, 2016

[Updated] BBC Music Sound Of 2017 announces long list - listen to all 15 artists here

Words: Ellie Ward

BBC Music Sound Of 2017 has been announced.

BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens and MistaJam will announce the top five acts of the 15 long list nominees, counting down to the winner, live on Clara Amfo’s show each morning from January 2 2017 with the BBC Music Sound Of 2017 winner announced on Friday January 6.

Last year’s winner was singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt. Other previous winners include Years & Years, Sam Smith, HAIM, Ellie Goulding and Adele.

We will update this post daily from January 2 as the finalists are announced.

The BBC Music Sound Of 2017 long list in alphabetical order:

Jan 2
#5 Nadia Rose
22-year-old Croydon rapper.

Jan 3
#4 Jorja Smith
Walsall R&B songstress.

Jan 4
Croydon electro R&B teen Rachel Keen

Jan 5
#2 Rag‘n’Bone Man
Hip-hop meets blues meets soul in West Sussex-based singer-songwriter Rory Graham

Jan 6
#1Ray BLK
South London singer fusing rap, soul and R&B

AJ Tracey
West London grime MC, described as one of the best new acts in the UK by The Guardian.

Californian singer-songwriter, soul rapper, producer and drummer

Manchester-based five-piece delivering satirical neo post-punk

18-year-old rapper and producer from Streatham, south London

Declan McKenna
18-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician from Hertfordshire

Maggie Rogers
American folk-electronic producer, singer-songwriter

Stefflon Don
East London grime/hip hop rapper Stefanie Allen

The Amazons
Reading rockers.

The Japanese House
Electronic pop 21-year-old, Amber Bain from Bucks.

Tom Grennan
21-year-old Bedford alt-blues singer-songwriter.

Chris Price, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, says: “These are the names that will capture the imagination of music lovers the world over in 2017." While MistaJam added: “The BBC Music Sound of 2017 longlist shows that next year is already shaping up to be a big one filled with amazing music from homegrown talent that are already being supported across Radio 1 and 1Xtra."

The long list was compiled using recommendations from 170 influential music experts, who were asked to name their favourite new acts, including radio DJs and producers, TV producers and music supervisors, newspaper critics, magazine and website editors and respected bloggers.

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