The list, which has been comprised by music experts and former nominees including Stormzy, features 16 acts who have been tipped for greatness in 2018.
Check out the list in full below.
- Billie Eilish
- Jade Bird
- Lewis Capaldi
- Nilufer Yanya
- Pale Waves
- Rex Orange County
- Sam Fender
- Tom Walker
- Yxng Bane
Describing the list, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac said: “Some acts will be brand new to UK audiences and many have already started to make an impact.
“I can’t wait to be a part of their journey and see what the year ahead has in store for them all.”
BBC’s Sound of was launched in 2003 and has acted as a stepping stone for some of the biggest international artists, with previous winners including Adele (2008), Sam Smith (2014), and Ellie Goulding (2010).
The best new music released across the globe, curated by NME's New Music Writer Thomas Smith
The top five artists on the list will be revealed in January on BBC Radio 1, with one artist announced each day from Monday 8 January.
The overall winner will be revealed on Friday 12 January during Clara Amfo’s mid morning show on Radio 1.