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Ray BLK wins the BBC Sound of 2017 poll!

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So this is the name that the British music industry reckons will take 2017 by storm…

In all honesty, even though I do I like Ray BLK I wasn’t expecting this much impact – it’s still a good choice nonetheless!

The runners up of the year, who probably will be just as prominent over the coming twelve months, are:

BBC Sound of 2017 Longlist revealed!

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The time is upon us! The Holy Grail of music predictors is back and this year the BBC Sound of 2017 has a mostly urban feel around the acts.

On a personal note, there’s a few acts missing from this year which I was really hoping would be featured but nonetheless, it’s an interesting mix:

I haven’t guessed as many as acts as I usually do with this poll this year (2016 seems to be the unpredictable year in more ways than one) – so it’s hard for me to figure exactly who will win this year at the moment.

Purely based on the immense quality of his work over the years I’d like Rag ‘n’ Bone Man  to win.

Tom Grennan, Raye and Jorja Smith also deserve some love. Yet on a mainstream level, Maggie Rogers and Anderson Paak tick some boxes. Who knows though… Who knows..!

The shortlist works it’s way towards the end of the year.

MTV Brand New announce their shortlist for 2017!

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And they are…
I reckon JP Cooper will make the most impact in 2017, but I do thing RAYE is quite something… Find out more information here.