British radio station BBC Radio 1 reveal the Sound Of 2022 longlist, featuring ten of the most exciting rising stars in music.

Starting in 2003, BBC’s Sound Of lists the artists predicted to go big next year. Previous winners included some of the biggest global superstars today such as Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, HAIM, Years & Years, Ray BLK and Sigrid. Artists are hand-picked by a panel of over 130 impartial music industry experts from around the world, including artists like Elton John, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Jade Thirlwall and Jorja Smith. The winner is to be announced on the 6th of January next year.

This year’s Sound Of list will go down as one of the greats; a rich and diverse representation of genres, a great year for British and female artists, and I’m delighted to report that all ten acts have had significant support from Radio 1, many of them as alumni of our own Brit List.

Chris Price, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1