Singer beats The Vaccines, James Blake and Jamie Woon to top poll

Jessie J is top of the BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll, it has been announced today (January 7).

The 22-year-old finished first in the annual crtics’ run-down of new acts set to makes waves in the coming year, ahead of James Blake, who was in second place, The Vaccines who were third, plus Jamie Woon and Clare Maguire who were fourth and fifth respectively.

Jessie J, whose real name is Jessica Cornish, came out on top of a 15-strong longlist which also featured Mona, Esben And The Witch and Warpaint.

The annual poll is voted for by over 160 music journalists, commentators and tastemakers. Past winners include Ellie Goulding, Little Boots and Adele.

To find out more about the poll head to BBC.co.uk/music/soundof/2011.

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