Which new pop acts will become superstars in 2012?

Last updated at 09:35
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The BBC has released its list called 'Sound of 2012' - the new pop acts expected to hit the charts in the coming year.

Fifteen rising stars have been named after 180 music experts across the country were asked to name their favourite new acts.

Last year's winner is now a famous name - Jessie J. Another previous winner is Adele.

The Sound of 2012 list features a huge range of musical styles.

The acts are being revealed in a week-long countdown ending on Friday. Several of the top spots have already been announced.

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Swedish act Niki and the Dove are fifth in the Sound of 2012 list.

The experts who've helped to put the list together include radio DJs and producers, TV presenters and producers, magazine and website editors and respected bloggers.

If they're right, some of these acts will be household names by the end of 2012. See if you recognise any already:

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