Lana Del Rey, King Charles and Charli XCX shortlisted for MTV’s ‘Brand New For 2012’ award

Delilah, Michael Kiwanuka and Conor Maynard are also tipped for the top by the network

Lana Del Rey, King Charles and Charli XCX are among the artists who have been included on MTV‘s ‘Brand New For 2012’ shortlist.

The shortlist consists of nine artists which MTV UK and Ireland have named as their tips to achieve success in 2012. The list will have one unsigned artist added to it on January 8 after an online competition. The overall winner of the award will be announced on February 1.

Also named on the shortlist are Angel, Clement Marfo And The Frontline, Conor Maynard, Lianne La Havas, Michael Kiwanuka and Chase and Status collaborator Delilah. Seven of the nine acts nominated are London-based artists.


Previous nominees for MTV‘s ‘Brand New’ award have included Lady Gaga, Tinie Tempah, Adele, Florence And The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Friendly Fires and White Lies.

The shortlist for MTV UK and Ireland’s ‘Brand New For 2012’ is as follows:

Charli XCX
Clement Marfo And The Frontline
Conor Maynard
King Charles
Lana Del Rey
Lianne La Havas
Michael Kiwanuka