Search The Line of Best Fit
Search The Line of Best Fit
Iceland Airwaves 2017 Day 3 Sigrid 2

The BBC Sound Of 2018 longlist has been announced

27 November 2017, 09:10 | Written by Laurence Day

The BBC's Sound Of 2018 longlist is here, with Sigrid, Nilüfer Yanya, and ALMA among those tipped for success.

The list is rich with solo pop names, with only two bands - Pale Waves and Superorganism - on the list of 16.

BBC Music Sound Of 2018 Longlist:

  • ALMA
  • Billie Eilish
  • Jade Bird
  • Khalid
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Nilüfer Yanya
  • Not3s
  • Pale Waves
  • Rex Orange County
  • Sam Fender
  • Sigrid
  • Superorganism
  • Tom Walker
  • yaeji
  • Yxng Bane

To be eligible, artists must not have been a lead artist on a Top 10 track or album in the UK (it was Top 20 in previous years), and can't already be widely known - i.e. they can't be from reality TV and starting a career in music. Nominees are voted for by a range of figures from the music industry.

The Sound Of 2017 winner was Ray BLK.

Share article

Get the Best Fit take on the week in music direct to your inbox every Friday

Read next