Longlist for the BBC Music Sound Of 2017 announced

BBC Sound of 2017

UK: BBC Music Sound Of 2017 announces a range of exciting new music acts for the coming year. The list was started in 2003 and has a history of predicting the acts that will make it big. Last year’s winner was British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt, whose debut album Phase charted at No. 3 in the UK album charts. Other previous winners include Years & Years, Sam Smith, HAIM, Ellie Goulding and Adele.

Once again the list boasts a diverse range of talent, such as West London’s AJ Tracey, a versatile MC to have emerged from the UK’s buzzing grime underground, singer-songwriter Walsall native Jorja Smith, mononymous rapper and producer Dave, Reading-based rock band The Amazons, East London rapper Stefflon Don, and Bedford singer-songwriter Tom Grennan who has already collaborated with Chase & Status.

International artists on this year’s list include American producer, song-writer and performer Maggie Rogers, who stunned Pharrell Williams at his Masterclass with her mixture of folk and electronic music and Californian singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and drummer Anderson .Paak, who gained worldwide acclaim after featuring on Dr. Dre’s Compton album.

The BBC Music Sound Of 2017 long list in alphabetical order:

  • AJ Tracey
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Cabbage
  • Dave
  • Declan McKenna
  • Jorja Smith
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Nadia Rose
  • Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
  • Ray BLK
  • RAYE
  • Stefflon Don
  • The Amazons
  • The Japanese House
  • Tom Grennan

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