Empire Of The Sun, White Lies, Little Boots also feature in the list

Shazam has declared Kid Cudi the winner of its Sound Of 2009 poll.

The Cleveland rapper topped Shazam‘s annual list of ten new artists on the verge of making it big.

The service, which is known best for its music identification technology, has seen millions of users choose the acts they think will do well in 2009.

Shazam‘s Sound Of 2009 top ten is:

Kid Cudi

Lady Gaga

Empire Of The Sun

Daniel Merriweather

White Lies

The Airborne Toxic Event

Florence And The Machine

Boy Better Know

Little Boots

Mavado

The Ting Tings and Duffy won the competition in 2008.