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BBC Sound Of 2021: Meet the Introducing artists on the longlist

We're very pleased to say that seven of the ten acts on the BBC Sound Of 2020 longlist have previously shared their music via the BBC Music Introducing Uploader and gone on to be supported by their local BBC Radio shows. Find out more about each one...

Pa Salieu (1st)

  • Pa Salieu is a 23 year old rapper who moved to Coventry when he was 8 years old. He first uploaded to the Introducing show in Coventry & Warwickshire back in August 2019.
  • The local show were early supporters of ‘Dem A Lie’ & ‘Front Line’.
  • He was selected by a panel of 160 industry experts and Introducing alumni artists including Wolf Alice & YUNGBLUD.

Holly Humberstone (2nd)

  • Holly Humberstone first uploaded to Introducing in Lincolnshire in 2017, her music was also picked up by the show in the East Midlands.
  • She performed live on the Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2019.
  • In May 2020 ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’ was made Introducing Track Of The Week on Radio 1.

Berwyn (3rd)

  • Blessed with a sensitive, soulful voice, Berwyn Du Bois was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to Essex when he was nine.
  • He has been supported by the local show in Essex and recorded a special sessions for Introducing Live.

Greentea Peng (4th)

  • Greentea Peng first uploaded to BBC Introducing in London in 2018 and has been interviewed on the show as a featured artist.
  • She has since performed at the Introducing in London showcase for Roundhouse Rising.
  • Ghost Town was made Track of the Week on Radio 1 in 2020.

Griff (5th)

  • Griff first uploaded to Beds, Herts & Bucks in 2019 with Mirror Talk.
  • Good Stuff was made Track of the Week on BBC Radio 1 in 2020.
  • Griff recorded a special at home session for Radio 1’s virtual Big Weekend.

Griff - Good Stuff (Big Weekend 2020)

A lockdown video performance for BBC Music Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks.

Alfie Templeman

  • Alfie Templeman uploaded his music to Introducing in Beds, Herts and Bucks in 2017.
  • ‘Like An Animal’ was Introducing Track of the Week on BBC Radio 1 in January 2019.
  • A month later he performed an Introducing session at Maida Vale.
  • The day after he received his GCSE results he played the Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds.

The Lathums

  • The Lathums uploaded to Introducing in 2018 and received support from Introducing in Merseyside and Tom Robinson’s Mixtape on BBC Radio 6 Music.
  • Their track I See Your Ghost was the Introducing Track of the Week on Radio 1 at the end of last year.
  • They sold out their debut 2020 UK tour in under half an hour.