The BBC Have Dropped Their Sound Of 2016 Longlist

Written by Sam Murphy on 1st December, 2015

The BBC Have Dropped Their Sound Of 2016 Longlist

Each year the BBC put together a list of artists they think are poised to do big things in the next year and today they have revealed 15 names on their Sound Of 2016 longlist including multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt, pop princess in waiting Dua Lipa and Disclosure collaborator Nao.

These names were determined by surveying 144 British DJs, critics, broadcasters and bloggers and will be whittled down to five place-getters in January.

In the past they have made some pretty spot-on predictions. 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, Adele, Sam Smith and Haim have all appeared atop the list and gone onto have phenomenal success.

Last year’s list was topped by Years & Years who nabbed a worldwide hit with King and also included Wolf Alice, Raury, James Bay and Stormzy who have all toured Australia this year and received a rapturous response.

The winner of the BBC Sound of 2016 will be announced on 8th January. You can listen this year’s long-listed artists below.

Alessia Cara – Here

Billie Marten – Bird

Blossoms – Charlemagne

Dua Lipa – Be The One

Frances – Let It Out

Izzy Bizu – Give Me Love

Jack Garratt – Breathe Life

J Hus – Calling Me

Loyle Carner – Ain’t Nothing Changed

Mabel – My Boy My Town

Mura Masa – Love For That

Nao – Bad Blood

Rat Boy – Fake ID

Section Boyz – Lock Arff



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