BBC Sound of 2014 Long-list Revealed

By 02/12/2013 Blog No Comments

Fifteen rising music artists have been named on the longlist for the BBC Sound of 2014, which showcases some of the brightest new acts for the year ahead.

BBC Sound of 2014

The list was compiled using tips from 170 industry types, who each named their favourite three emerging artists.

The BBC Sound of … has a track record in predicting some of the biggest acts with Californian trio Haim coming out on top last year before beating Justin Timberlake to a number 1 album, plus Adele, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J are also among past winners.

The long-list will be narrowed down to a top five short-list with the winner to be named on 10 January 2014.

The list is made up of seven solo male artists, five solo females and three duos. Bands appear to be out of fashion for 2014.

The complete long-list:

  • Banks
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Ella Eyre
  • George Ezra
  • FKA Twigs
  • Chloe Howl
  • Jungle
  • Kelela
  • MNEK
  • Nick Mulvey
  • Royal Blood
  • Sampha
  • Say Lou Lou
  • Luke Sital-Singh
  • Sam Smith

What do you think of the list? Anyone missing? Let us know in the comments below.

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