January 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm #415848
The Sound of… poll predicts breakthrough acts, sometimes they get it right, they named Adele their winner in 2008, way before anyone saw her talent and how big she was going to be, so I think it’s very interesting and exciting always to check their annual list, maybe they have listed the next big super star, future grammy winners.
Sometimes, those Best New Artist surprise nominees, are listed here way before grammys or any award show notice them.
Lets check some correlations between this and the grammys.
(*) Winner of that year
BNA = Grammy for Best New Artist
Sound of 2008: Adele* (grammy queen), Duffy (grammy winner), The Ting Tings ( BNA grammy nominee), Vampire Weekend (grammy winners), MGMT (BNA nominees), Glasvegas, Foals, Joe Lean & the Jing Jang Jong, Black Kids and Santigold
Sound of 2009: Florence + the Machine (BNA grammy nominees), La Roux (grammy winners), Lady Gaga (grammy winner), Kid Cudi (grammy winner), Mumford and Sons (BNA grammy nominees, AOTY winners), Little Boots*.
Sound of 2010: Ellie Goulding* (grammy nominee), Daisy Dares You, Delphic, Devlin, The Drums, Everything Everything, Giggs, Gold Panda, Hurts, Joy Orbison, Marina and the Diamonds, Owl City, Rox, Stornoway and Two Door Cinema Club.
Sound of 2011: Jessie J* (grammy nominee), James Blake (BNA grammy nominee), Anna Calvi, Clare Maguire, Daley, Esben and the Witch, Jai Paul, Jamie Woon, Mona, Nero, The Naked and Famous, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Wretch 32 and Yuck.
Sound of 2012: Frank Ocean (grammy winner, BNA nominee), Skrillex (grammy winner, BNA nominee), ASAP Rocky (grammy nominee), Lianne La Havas (grammy nominee), Azealia Banks, Dot Rotten, Dry The River, Flux Pavilion, Friends, Jamie N Commons, Lianne La Havas, Michael Kiwanuka*, Niki & The Dove, Ren Harvieu, Spector and Stooshe.
Sound of 2013: Haim* (BNA grammy nominees), The Weeknd (grammy nominee), AlunaGeorge, A*M*E, Angel Haze, Arlissa, Chvrches, King Krule, Kodaline, Laura Mvula, Little Green Cars, Palma Violets, Peace, Savages and Tom Odell.
Sound of 2014: Sam Smith* (BNA grammy winner), Banks, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe Howl, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, FKA twigs, Jungle, Kelela, Luke Sital-Singh, MNEK, Nick Mulvey, Royal Blood, Sampha and Say Lou Lou
Sound of 2015: James Bay (BNA grammy nominee), Wolf Alice (grammy nominee), George The Poet, Kwabs, Låpsley, Novelist, Rae Morris, Raury, Shamir, Shura, Slaves, SOAK, Stormzy, Sunset Sons and Years & Years*,
This year’s longlist is:
Sound of 2016: Alessia Cara, Billie Marten, Blossoms, Dua Lipa, Frances, Izzy Bizu, Jack Garratt*, J Hus, Loyle Carner, Mabel, Mura Masa, NAO, RAT BOY, Section Boyz and WSTRN.
Who do you think will be a future grammy nominee or winner from Sound of 2016?January 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm #415850
Alessia Cara is the obvious choice. My favourite acts of the list are J hus and Section Boyz (although these acts I can guarantee will not win Grammys), while the most talented act in terms musicality is their winner Jack Garrett (which certainly isn’t always the case), but Cara has the publicity, following, and support that is undoubtedly required to win Grammys in fields of popular music.January 20, 2016 at 11:18 am #415851
I can see Alessia Cara and Jack Garratt breaking through at next year’s Grammys.