BBC Sound Of 2017 longlist announced

These are the acts tipped for huge things next year

The BBC Sound Of 2017 longlist has been announced – featuring the 10 new acts set for huge things in the year ahead.

Put together by 170 music industry figures from around the world, these are the ten rising artists who are tipped to dominate music in 2017 – featuring the likes of Japanese House, Cabbage, Rag’N’Bone Man, Anderson .Paak and The Amazons. To be eligible, the acts can’t have been the main artist on a UK top 20 track or record prior to 30 October 2016 and “must not already be widely known by the UK general public.”

Starting on 2 January, the final five from the 10 will be revealed each day until the winner is named on Friday 6 January 2017. Past winners include the likes of Years & Years, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Haim and Sam Smith.


The full list is:

AJ Tracey
Anderson .Paak
Declan McKenna
Jorja Smith
Maggie Rogers
Nadia Rose
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Stefflon Don
The Amazons
The Japanese House
Tom Grennan

“The BBC Music Sound Of panel, always the broadest and most objective list of new music tastemakers assembled each year – which now includes international voices too – has delivered yet another exciting and diverse list of new and emerging talent to look out for next year,” said BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Head Of Music, Chris Price.”These are the names that will capture the imagination of music lovers the world over in 2017… judging by the crop of talent on this year’s long list, there’s no shortage of future stars to choose from.”

Last year’s winner was Jack Garratt, while the top five included Blossoms, NAO, WSTRN and Mura Masa.