BBC Music reveals longlist for Sound of 2018

Bathgate singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has been included on a 16-strong longlist for BBC Music’s Sound of 2018.

Also on the list are Don’t Kill My Vibe singer Sigrid, whose last single was AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week, Billie Eilish and Pale Waves.

The list, which has been compiled by music experts and former nominees including Stormzy, features 16 acts who have been tipped for big things in 2018.

Speaking about 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.

“I can’t wait to be a part of their journey and see what the year ahead has in store for them all.”

BBC’s Sound of was launched in 2003, with previous winners including Adele (2008), Sam Smith (2014) and Ellie Goulding (2010).

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.

Check out the list in full below.

Billie Eilish
Jade Bird
Lewis Capaldi
Nilufer Yanya
Pale Waves
Rex Orange County
Sam Fender
Tom Walker
Yxng Bane

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