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Sigrid announced as BBC Music’s Sound Of 2018

Sigrid announced as BBC Music's Sound Of 2018
Sigrid is strictly the Sound of 2018 (Picture: Gus Stewart/Redferns)

Get prepared to hear a whole lot some-more from Sigrid.

The 21-year-old thespian has been named BBC Music’s Sound Of 2018 after beating out 15 other artists on the longlist.

Considering past winners of BBC Music’s Sound Of… embody Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Years Years and somebody called Adele, we reckon Sigrid must be flattering chuffed.

The Norwegian singer, who gained courtesy with her hit Don’t Kill My Vibe, said: ‘It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. we feel celebrated as there are so many other artists we demeanour up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and unapproachable of what my organisation and we have achieved together.

‘I’m from a tiny city called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s utterly crazy to get this recognition. I’m very vehement about the year brazen and pity new music with everyone. we wish to appreciate the row for voting and the organisation concerned in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.

BBC Radio 1 and 1XTRA Head of Music Chris Price said: ‘I’m positively anxious that Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music Sound Of 2018 winner, showing that tastemakers in the UK and internationally share the fad that has illuminated up Radio 1 given Don’t Kill My Vibe was done Hottest Record In The World last February.

‘Following Tunes of the Week from Annie Mac, MistaJam, Scott Mills and Greg James – not to discuss a Piano Session for Huw Stephens last summer – Sigrid’s new singular Strangers sits on the Radio 1 A list, her third playlist here. Sigrid is a enthralling performer and we can’t wait to deliver BBC audiences to her implausible live show, starting currently in the home of live music – the Radio 1 Live Lounge.’

And Annie Mac added: ‘Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, sparkling and feisty – nonetheless frail – cocktail songs that are an comprehensive pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an impossibly gifted performer and songwriter and so very honourable of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking brazen to examination her rise.’

Rex Orange County came second in the poll, with IAMDDB, Khalid and Pale Waves rounding out the top five.
Alma, Billie Eilish, Jade Bird, Lewis Capaldi, Nilufer Yanya, Not3s, Sam Fender, Superorganism Tom Walker, Yaeji and Yxng Bane all featured on the longlist.

Sound Of… started back in 2003, and the winners have enclosed (from the beginning) 50 Cent, Keane, The Bravery, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika, Adele, Little Boots, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Michael Kiwanuka, HAIM, Sam Smith, Years Years, Jack Garratt and Ray BLK.

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