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BBC Music Releases ‘Sound Of 2016’ List

After being instrumental in launching the careers of Corinna Bailey Rae, Jessie J, HAIM, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, and Adelegend herself, being named ‘BBC Sound of’ is one of the highest honors a new artist can receive in the music industry.

This year’s list is surprisingly filled with majority unknowns. You’ll usually find a few names that already have a major worldwide buzz, but this year’s list it different, sans Alessia Cara. Check out the list below:

Alessia Cara


Billie Marten


Blossoms


Dua Lipa


Frances


Izzy Bizu


Jack Garratt


J Hus


Loyle Carner


Mabel

https://soundcloud.com/mmmmmmabel/mabel-know-me-better-1
Mura Masa


NAO


Rat Boy


Section Boyz


WSTRN

 

Of this list, on a global scale, we’d say Alessia Cara is the frontrunner, with names like Mura Masa, NAO, Frances and Section Boyz definitely making names for themselves as well. WSTRN is pretty damn dope, as is Izzy Bizu; not to discredit the remaining finalists. Check out all the great music above, and tell us who you think should win this year’s BBC Sound of 2016 Award.

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