The Sound Of... Success
As we count down Sound Of 2017, take a look back at six acts who've topped the list in previous years and gone on to musical greatness...
2016: Jack Garratt
Hailing from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire, Jack Garratt has come a long way since 2005, when he entered the British heats for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and placed eighth - out of eight. Since topping the Sound Of 2016 list he's scored a top three album, won a Brit Award and played to packed out crowds around the world. And if that wasn't enough, Barack Obama himself is a fan apparently.
2015: Years & Years
“Dance music with real heart and soul. They’ll be around for decades and decades.”Sound Of 2015 pundit: James Cabooter, Editor, Off The Record, Daily Star
Synth-pop trio Years & Years weren't widely known when they were announced as the winners of Sound Of 2015. Since then they've gone from success to success, including a No.1 hit single, King, a No.1 album, Communion, plus memorable performances at Glastonbury, Reading + Leeds and Radio 1's Big Weekend to name just a few!
2014: Sam Smith
Sam Smith is blessed with a distinctive mellifluous voice that imbues his lyrics with real emotion and soul.Sound Of 2014: George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1
You might have heard Sam Smith's voice before he won Sound Of 2014 - he featured on Disclosure's iconic breakout hit Latch back in 2012 and reached No.1 with Naughty Boy on La La La in 2013. Since his win he has become a global megastar with three Brit Awards and four US Grammy Awards to his name. He even has two Guinness World Records, including one for having the first James Bond theme to go to No.1 in the UK.
They're brilliant musicians who have a real talent for tunes that merge their tales of growing up in the 21st Century with a classic songwriting ability.Sound Of 2013 pundit: Huw Stephens, DJ, BBC Radio 1
Californian sisters HAIM come from a musical family and had been playing in various guises before they got the critics' attention and became the BBC Sound Of 2013. Since then they've continued their musical odyssey, selling over 200,000 copies of their UK No.1 album, Days Are Gone. They've also played Glastonbury in two consecutive years and toured with their showbiz pal Taylor Swift.
2010: Ellie Goulding
I like the way she's really versatile. You get the impression she could do folk as well as she could a dubstep track.Sound Of 2010 pundit: Paul Lester, Guardian journalist
It's hard to believe that it's seven years since Ellie Goulding was named the Sound Of 2010. In the time since, her incredible career has spanned three albums selling millions of copies plus ten UK Top 10 singles, including her biggest hit to date in 2015, Love Me Like You Do which reached No.1 around the world and added whole new legions of Ellie fans.
Adele's voice melted our hearts when we first heard her and we had to have her on the show.Sound Of 2008 pundit: Alison Howe, producer, Later... with Jools Holland