Michael Kiwanuka playing guitar and singing
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New soul singer Michael Kiwanuka set for fame in 2012

6 January 2012 Last updated at 12:18 GMT

Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka has come top of the BBC Sound of 2012 list, which aims to discover the best rising music stars for the year ahead.

Michael started out his music career as a guitarist, working with Tinie Tempah's producer.

He was recently a support act for Adele when she was on tour.

"I never expected to be recognised in this way," he said. "It will bring the music to many more people, which for any musician is a great privilege."