The BBC have named Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid as the winner of the Sound Of 2018.
The 21-year-old has seen an explosion in popularity across the globe over the last two years after acclaimed festival sets and with huge singles ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’, ‘Strangers’ and ‘Plot Twist’.
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Now, she’s beaten off strong competition from the likes of Pale Waves, IAMDDB and Rex Orange County to come out on top of the shortlist – following in the footsteps of past Sound Of winners including Adele, Sam Smith, Ray BLK, Ellie Goulding, Years & Years and HAIM.
— sigrid (@thisissigrid) January 12, 2018
“It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together,” said Sigrid. “I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition.
“I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.”
BBC Radio One DJ Annie Mac added:“Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty – yet fragile – pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio.
“Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.”
The top five in the shortlist of the BBC Sound Of 2018 are:
- Rex Orange County
- Pale Waves
Sigrid tour dates and tickets
Sigrid’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale here.
Mon 12 March – Brighton, Concorde 2
Wed 14 March – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat 17 March – Bristol, Motion
Sun 18 March – Birmingham, Institute 2
Tue 20 March – Leeds, Leeds University
Wed 21 March – Glasgow, St Lukes
Fri 23 March – Dublin, The Academy
Sat 24 March – Manchester, Academy