Sam Smith is named 'Sound of 2014'

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Pop singer Sam Smith has been named the BBC's "Sound of 2014".

The prize highlights which artist critics think is the best new musician for the year ahead.

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The 21-year-old said: "I'm completely speechless. It's a huge compliment to be recognised by the industry and the BBC in this way."

Previous winners include Jessie J, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae and Ellie Goulding.

Martin spoke to Sam Smith after he was nominated for a Brit Award on Thursday.