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Ed Sheeran tops BBC 1Xtra's Power list of "urban" acts, Wiley really annoyed about it

14 July 2014, 13:31 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

BBC Radio 1Xtra have unveiled their “Power list” of influential acts in the “urban music scene”.

The top 20 list has come under fire since its publication, with many criticising the white-centric rundown. Ed Sheeran takes top spot, while the likes of Sam Smith, Disclosure, Katy B and more all fill the Top 10.

Wiley, who occupies the 16th position, took to Twitter to display his frustration, calling it “the saddest list in history”. “England[‘s] music industry is backwards,” he added. “God bless those who try tho”.

Check out the full list beneath:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Disclosure
3. Tinie Tempah
4. Sam Smith
5. Rudimental
6. Emeli Sande
7. Naughty Boy
8. Katy B
9. Krept & Konan
10. Fuse ODG
11. Boy Better Know
12. Rita Ora
13. Lethal Bizzle
14. DJ Fresh
15. Jessie J
16. Wiley
17. Giggs
18. Laura Mvula
19. Wretch 32
20. Dizzee Rascal

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