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BBC Music unveils longlist for Sound of 2018

BBC Music’s picks for the Sound of 2018 have been revealed, with a longlist that features the likes of Billie Eilish, Sigrid, and Pale Waves.

The list, which has been comprised by music experts and former nominees including Stormzy, features 16 acts who have been tipped for greatness in 2018. “Describing the list, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac said:”Some acts will be brand new to UK audiences and many have already started to make an impact. The best new music released across the globe, curated by NME’s New Music Writer Thomas Smith, and team.

The top five artists on the list will be revealed in January on BBC Radio 1, with one artist announced each day from Monday 8 January.

Alma
Pop with a punk attitude

Billie Eilish
Devilishly dark pop from LA

IAMDDB
Sultry vocals and jazz-tinged soul

Jade Bird
A British spin on Americana

Khalid
Rising R&B star and teenage diarist

Lewis Capaldi
Raw and compelling piano balladeer

Nilüfer Yanya
Guitar-driven psychedelic soul

Not3s
Playful MC with bashment beats

Pale Waves
Inseparable Manchester indie quartet

Rex Orange County
Vibrant, vulnerable pop writer

Sam Fender
Hard-hitting indie rock

Sigrid
Norwegian pop star in waiting

Superorganism
Multicultural pop experimentalists

Tom Walker
Gravel-voiced singer-songwriter

Yaeji
Korean-American house music innovator

Yxng Bane
Drake-certified UK rapper

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