Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka* finished at the top of the BBC Sound of 2012 list, which aims to showcase the best rising music stars for the year ahead.
The longlist in alphabetical order:
A$AP Rocky
Azealia Banks - 3rd
Dot Rotten
Dry The River
Flux Pavilion
Frank Ocean - 2nd
Friends
Jamie N Commons
Lianne La Havas
Michael Kiwanuka
Niki & The Dove - 5th
Ren Harvieu
Skrillex - 4th
Spector
Stooshe
Last year, Jessie J was joined in the Sound of 2011 top five by James Blake, The Vaccines, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire.
Past winners are: Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).
Other artists in the top five in previous years include Hurts (Sound of 2010), Florence and the Machine and La Roux (Sound of 2009), Duffy (Sound of 2008), Klaxons (Sound of 2007), Plan B (Sound of 2006), Bloc Party (Sound of 2005), Franz Ferdinand (Sound of 2004), Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Dizzee Rascal (Sound of 2003).
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Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka*ย finished at the top ofย the BBC Sound of 2012 list, which aims to showcase the best rising music stars for the year ahead.

The longlist in alphabetical order:

  • A$AP Rocky
  • Azealia Banks - 3rd
  • Dot Rotten
  • Dry The River
  • Flux Pavilion
  • Frank Ocean - 2nd
  • Friends
  • Jamie N Commons
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Niki & The Dove - 5th
  • Ren Harvieu
  • Skrillex - 4th
  • Spector
  • Stooshe

Last year, Jessie J was joined in the Sound of 2011 top five by James Blake, The Vaccines, Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire.

Past winners are: Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).

Other artists in the top five in previous years include Hurts (Sound of 2010), Florence and the Machine and La Roux (Sound of 2009), Duffy (Sound of 2008), Klaxons (Sound of 2007), Plan B (Sound of 2006), Bloc Party (Sound of 2005), Franz Ferdinand (Sound of 2004), Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Dizzee Rascal (Sound of 2003).

*artists I love

BBC Sound of 2012 Michael Kiwanuka NOO MOOSIC excite 2012

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