As someone pointed out yesterday, Lana Del Rey wasn’t even on the list, so I’m crazy happy that Michael Kiwanuka’s won the BBC Sound of 2012. I featured him back in April 2011 and he was one of the few artists that I managed to remember throughout the year. And you can never go wrong with a bit soul.
Im a bit surprised by this actually, much as I like Frank Ocean and admire his talent, I don’t know how much of an impact he’ll make, I guess we’ll see. Winner is announced tomorrow. Who do you reckon it’ll be? Hmmm… Hmmmmmm… *cough* Lana Del Rey *cough*
Huge, huge huge fan of this dirty b****. Only one more day before we find out who will take over the pop charts for the next twelve months! I think we all know who it will be…
I must say, I’m not a huge fan of American DJ Skrillex, but he’s come fourth for the BBC’s Sound of 2012.
Not to sound sad but this is one of my favourite moments of the year- when the BBC Sound of 2012 list is revealed. If you are unaware of how important this list of musicians is, check out the same list from 2011 and see how many predictions are household names now. This list is a big, big deal- so get used to the names this year because you’ll be hearing from them a lot in the next twelve months. The list is compiled by music bigshots. The top five will be revealed in the week commencing 2 January. Here’s the full list:
- A$AP Rocky
- Azealia Banks – featured in October.
- Dot Rotten
- Dry The River – featured in November.
- Flux Pavilion
- Frank Ocean
- Jamie N Commons
- Lianne La Havas – featured in November.
- Michael Kiwanuka – featured in April.
- Niki & The Dove – featured in June 2010.
- Ren Harvieu – featured in November.
- Spector – featured in July.
- Stooshe – featured in March.
I’m proud of the number of artists on that list that I featured before… Boasting over and done with now!