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BBC Music Sound Of 2018 is here

BBC Music Sound of 2018: The Longlist

Discover what Sound of 2018 is all about, and meet this year's 16 acts on the Longlist.

Sound Of first launched in 2003 with the aim to showcase the most exciting and innovative rising stars.

16 years on and the list continues to give a glimpse into the future of music and predict some of the biggest stars in the world.

Previous winners include Sam Smith, Adele, Ellie Goulding, HAIM and Years & Years.

Sound Of alumni also includes Stormzy, Florence + The Machine, Rag’n’Bone Man, Chance the Rapper, Dua Lipa and Frank Ocean.

Last year we crowned our first ever unsigned winner Ray BLK. Revisit more highlights from 2017.

The acts that appear on the Sound Of list are all hand-picked by a panel of impartial music industry experts from around the world. This year - we’ve added some familiar faces.

The 2018 Sound Of Longlist was revealed on Monday 27th November 2017.

The Top 5 will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 from Monday 8th January 2018.