BBC and Hype Machine reveal top 20 artists being talked about online
Alunageorge have topped a poll to discover the most blogged about artist of 2012 in the UK.
The pop duo, who released their single ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ earlier this year, came top of the poll ahead of Haim, Lana Del Rey, Jessie Ware and Mercury prize winners Alt-J. The data was accrued for the BBC by music blog aggregator The Hype Machine using data from 137 blogs based in Britain. The full list of 20 acts can be seen below now.
Speaking about topping the list, George Reid of AlunaGeorge said: “Being the most blogged artist in the UK is weird, I’m slightly lost for words. It’s bizarre because of the infiniteness of the internet it’s funny to be one of a few to be picked out for people to listen to. It’s cool though, it’s nice!”
AlunaGeorge are one of the 15 names on the BBC Sound of 2013 longlist and will also face off against Tom O’Dell and Laura Mvula in the BRITs Critics Choice award next year.
The full list of most blogged about artists is:
3. Lana Del Rey
8. Jessie Ware
9. Alice Jemima
10. Fear of Men
16. Randolph’s Leap
17. Four Tet
20. Django Django
21. The xx
23. Azealia Banks
24. Niki & The Dove