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BBC Sound Of 2023 longlist announced

By | Published on Monday 5 December 2022

BBC Sound Of 2023

This year’s BBC Sound Of longlist has been published, revealing the ten artists most tipped to be successful in 2023 by a panel of experts. Among them are Cat Burns, Nia Archives and Flo, all of whom last week also made the BRITs Rising Star shortlist.

“This year’s Sound Of longlist is one of the strongest and most diverse we’ve ever published”, says BBC Radio 1’s Head Of Music Chris Price.

“The most striking thing about it is the breadth of genres represented”, he adds. ”Every single artist on the list has been incubated on Radio 1’s playlist and specialist output; whoever wins, we can be sure that 2023 will be a vintage year for new pop, dance, R&B, soul, drum n bass, Afrobeats and indie”.

The top three will be announced on Radio 1 in the new year, with the overall winner unveiled on 5 Jan.

Here’s the longlist in full:

Biig Piig
Cat Burns
Fred Again…
Nia Archives
Piri & Tommy
Rachel Chinouriri

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