BBC Sound Of 2018 – Long List Revealed

And it features a few surprises...

The full long list for the BBC Sound Of 2018 poll has been revealed.

16 rising artists have been placed on the list, following consultation with 173 music experts, including broadcasters, industry figures, and journalists.

A few firsts have been made: 15 year old Stateside newcomer Billie Eilish is the youngest ever nominee.

Elsewhere, Scandinavian pop acts such as Alma and Sigrid dominate, while British act Rex Orange County is tipped by some to win the Sound Of 2018.

Hackney's Not3s caps a breakout year with a spot on the list, while the varied selection also finds room for Dirty Hit signings Pale Waves, Scottish songwriter Lewis Capaldi, and IAMDDB.

Find the full list below:

Billie Eilish
Jade Bird
Lewis Capaldi
Nilufer Yanya
Pale Waves
Rex Orange County
Sam Fender
Tom Walker
Yxng Bane

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