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Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:04 am

Obviously, it's that time of year again when the industry pretends to be subtly suggesting, rather than discreetly demanding, who will be the big stars of next year. Bear in mind the names who came through big that they didn't mention, so first up is the longlist for "Sound of 2017":

AJ Tracey
Anderson .Paak
Cabbage
Dave
Declan McKenna
Jorja Smith
Maggie Rogers
Nadia Rose
Rag N Bone Man
Ray BLK
Raye
Stefflon Don
The Amazons
The Japanese House
Tom Grennan

Here's an astute complaint about said list:

The tipsters have lost the plot

Here, on a not dissimilar note are the three contenders for the Brit Awards' Critic's Choice:
Anne-Marie is currently number one as the featured performer on Clean Bandit's hit Rockabye.
Dua Lipa, who was on the BBC's Sound Of 2016 list earlier this year, has scored hits with her singles Hotter Than Hell and Blow Your Mind (Mwah).
Rag N Bone Man, meanwhile, has been number one for nine weeks in Germany with his soul-stirring ballad Human. The song is set to enter the UK chart for the first time this week after being performed by X Factor contestant Emily Middlemas.
The nominees were chosen by a panel of music industry experts - from critics and record label employees to heads of the UK's biggest radio stations.
What nonsense.

And to cap it all off, there's the BBC's own Introducing Awards, which goes to: Izzy Bisu, who was also on the 2016 lists.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:31 am

The selected Critics' Choice winner was Rag n Bone Man, who might be an outside bet for Christmas #1 too Neutral
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Post  misery guts on Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:55 am

MTV's Brand New strand listed a few names for 2017:

Tom Grennan
Raye
Bishop Briggs (a terrible name!)
The Amazons
Ray BLK
Stefflon Don
Nadia Rose


Again, many of these have already had hits this year (or near misses).
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Post  misery guts on Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:53 am

The BBC rundown has been completed today:

5 - Nadia Rose
4 - Jorja Smith
3 - Raye
2 - Rag n Bone Man
1 - Ray BLK
Last year's victor was Jack Garratt, whose debut album Phase entered the charts at number three. He praised the "very diverse" range of acts on 2017 longlist, which also included agitprop rock band Cabbage and folk-pop ingenue Maggie Rogers.
"This list shows it is possible to have a great ear for melody and not just write the same four chords in different keys.
"2017 is going to be such an incredible year for art, especially given how terrible 2016 was for politics.
"We've all got a lot to write about and I think we're going to write some incredible stuff."
Jack "no hits in 2016" Garratt, there. Ray, aka Rita Ekwere, will probably do better on that score, at least.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:05 am

Nadia Rose's album was out a few weeks ago, to deafening disinterest. Should be more for Rag n Bone Man, who this week has to show that Human wasn't just a kooky one-off by a particularly weird-looking bloke.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:19 am

Coming up to the halfway stage, and Rag n Bone Man probably just ahead of Raye for the most successful. Most of the others trailing a long way behind.
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