The BBC Sound of 2021 longlist has been announced highlighting ten new artists tipped for success in the coming year.
The 10 artists were chosen by a panel of 160 industry experts. To be eligible for inclusion, acts must not have been the lead artist on a Top 10 album or had more than one Top 10 single up to October 30 2020.
The BBC Sound of 2021 longlist:
17-year-old alt-pop singer and producer from Bedfordshire
R&B artist from London
Rapper and singer hailing from London
British rapper and younger brother of Stefflon Don
Girl In Red
Norwegian bedroom pop star
Psychedelic R&B artist from East London
19-year-old pop artist from Hertfordshire
Grantham pop singer whose debut EP 'Falling Asleep at the Wheel' has amassed over 50 million streams
Wigan alt-indie four-piece
The longlist will be shortlisted down to five acts, one announced live each day on BBC Radio 1 from January 3. The winner will then be unveiled on January 7.
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WINNER - PA SALIEU
The Slough born, Gambia raised artist Pa Salieu Gaye takes 1st place in the BBC Sound of 2021.
Drawing on a range that includes dancehall and drill, and the hand-drummed sounds of his Gambian heritage, he released his debut mixtape 'Send Them To Coventry', featuring collaborations with M1llionz and Mahalia, last November.
2ND - HOLLY HUMBERSTONE
The former violinist for the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, sees her personal lyrical style seal a new look on dark pop.
3RD - BERWYN
Soulful voiced London-based Berwyn Du Bois, originally from Trinidad and Tobago.
4TH - GREENTEA PENG
Psychedelic soul singer Aria Wells, aka Greentea Peng - who took her name from a brand of green tea called Green Tea Seng.
5TH - GRIFF
Bedroom-pop artist Sarah Faith Griffiths, aka Griff.