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BBC Sound Of 2019 longlist revealed

By | Published on Monday 10 December 2018


The BBC Sound Of 2019 longlist has been announced. It’s alright, Flohio is on it. As is BRITs Critics’ Choice nominee Mahalia, although the other nominees from that other new talent list – Lewis Capaldi and winner Sam Fender – are nowhere to be seen, mainly/entirely because they both featured on the Sound Of 2018 list a year ago.

Commenting on the effect coming top of the BBC’s top tips list can have, last year’s winner Sigrid says: “BBC Music’s Sound Of 2018 helped me so much with reaching a new audience and giving my music some extra exposure on the radio. I’m still very thankful for being chosen as this year’s Sound Of, and I am so excited to see who [the 2019] winner will be!”

James Stirling, Head of BBC Music & BBC Music Introducing, adds: “For seventeen years the BBC Music Sound Of list has been celebrating exciting up-and-coming talent and this year we are proud to recognise the work of such an eclectic mix of musicians. There’s a wealth of talent coming through and I look forward to seeing the artists build their reputations in 2019”.

We find out who the actual sound of 2019 is going to be on 11 Jan on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, when a daily rundown of the top five comes to an end.

Here’s the full list:

Dermot Kennedy
Ella Mai
Grace Carter
King Princess
Sea Girls

There is a whole BBC Sound Of 2019 website, which you can peruse here.

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