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."