BBC Sound of 2015 list

Stormzy, Kwabs, George The Poet And Novelist Make BBC Sound Of 2015 Longlist

The BBC Sound of 2015 list has been revealed! 15 up & coming acts have been selected by 140 music industry tastemakers as the ones to watch for the year ahead and the list includes a number of names you may have previously heard of. Included in the long list this year are a number of MOBO nominated artists and winners, including Stormzy, Kwabs and Novelist.

The top five acts will be announced daily from Monday, January 5 onwards by BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens as he sits in for Nick Grimshaw on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

George Ergatoudis - head of music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - said: "If you want to embark on a journey into the future of music, BBC Music's Sound Of 2015 [list] is a brilliant starting point.

"With around 140 of the UK's key tastemakers taking part, the longlist is wide-ranging, including grime artists, singer-songwriters, an electro-pop band, a garage punk duo and a poet amongst others. It's a list full of talent and promise and I very much look forward to seeing how each artist's story unfolds over the coming year."

The BBC Music Sound Of 2015 longlist is as follows:

George The Poet

James Bay




Rae Morris







Sunset Sons

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

Previous winners have included Sam Smith, Adele and Jessie J. George The Poet has also been shortlisted for the 2015 Critics' Choice Brit Award.


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