November 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm #414147
Here are the nominees for the BBC Music Sound of 2016:
Years and Years won 1st place in 2015; Jack Garratt is predicted to win this year.November 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm #414149
Yeah, of those I’ve only heard tracks from Billie Marten, Frances, Jack Garratt, Rat Boy and WESTRN.
I am currently team Jack Garratt all the way! He has already won the BRITs Critics Choice Award for next year, beating Frances and Izzy Bizzu. He is arguably the biggest name on there too. Years & Years had a bigger name than most on the list last year. Admittedly James Bay beat them to the BRITs Critics Choice, but both acts were so deserving of recognition.December 1, 2015 at 3:38 am #414150
I say that, and I have now heard Dua Lipa and Mura Masa today. Dua Lipa was really good! Had a sort of Jessie Ware meets Ella Eyre vibe going on.December 1, 2015 at 7:02 pm #414151
Check out Izzy Bizzu – White Tiger, so goooood.December 2, 2015 at 11:35 am #414152
Mura Masa is AMAZING. Excited to see them get more popular.
Jack Garrett 100% deserves all his success. Such a unique sound.January 3, 2016 at 2:26 am #414153
After now hearing tracks from all 15 artists in the list, and because the top five are revealed over the course of next week, here’s my rankings.
My Preferred Top 5:
1) Dua Lipa – Be The One is a fantastic track I cannot stop playing, and New Love is excellent too. Should find mass appeal with her music, and her music sounds amongst the most ‘complete’ when you listen to music from all 15 in a playlist.
2) Jack Garratt – he’s already won the BBC Introducing Prize at the BBC Music Awards and the BRITs Critics Choice. Plus he had a great 2015 too, with many of his songs hitting the airwaves on BBC Radio. A great unique blend of different genres makes him appeal to multiple demographics. His album will be one of the most hotly anticipated of this year.
3) Mura Masa – kind of like a Clean Bandit, and have collaborated with new acts NAO (also on the list) and Shura (criminally under-appreciated so far). With the right track and collaborating artist, they could do really well.
4) Izzy Bizu – catchy R&B/Pop crossover along the lines of Ella Eyre, minus the powerhouse vocals, but still strong nonetheless. White Tiger is a stand out track, that should get radio play. She might do well, but not explosively so this year.
5) Billie Marten – beautiful vocals for such a young female. I am a huge fan of acts like Birdy, so Marten is right up my street. Plus, I have caught a couple of her songs throughout 2915 on the radio. A real exciting prospect for 2016.
My Predictions For The Real Top 5:
1) Jack Garratt
2) Dua Lipa
3) Rat Boy
5) Loyle CarnerJanuary 3, 2016 at 6:10 am #414154
Get it, Alessia Cara!January 4, 2016 at 1:17 am #414155
This morning, 5th place on the Sound Of list was revealed. For the first time ever, two acts share a place on the list.
So the joint 5th place on the Sound of 2016 list are Mura Masa and WSTRN.
4th place will be revealed tomorrow.January 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm #414156
Mura Masa <3<3<3January 5, 2016 at 1:21 am #414157
4th Place in the BBC Sound of 2016 poll are Blossoms!
3rd place is revealed tomorrow.January 6, 2016 at 1:26 am #414158
3rd Place in the Sound Of 2016 poll is…….NAO!
Tomorrow – the runner up is revealed!January 7, 2016 at 12:16 am #414159
The runner up in this year’s Sound Of poll is…….Alessia Cara.
The winner is revealed tomorrow – who will it be? (Probably Jack Garratt, but let’s try and create at least some tension).January 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm #414160
The winner will most definitely be Jack Garratt!