Saturday, January 05, 2008

BBC Sound of 2008

BBC News has released its annual "Sound of 2008" poll results, the list of 10 acts it thinks will be hot in the new year based on input from critics and broadcasters. Topping the list this year is, no surprise, Adele, the 19-year-old British singer whose single "Chasing Pavements" will be out Jan. 21. Her debut album, 19, follows on Jan. 28. Here's the video for "Chasing Pavements," which is a great song:

At #2 on the list is another British singer, Duffy, whom I wrote about in November. Check out the full list here:

Even if you don't recognize any of the names on the list, chances are within a few months you will. They've been pretty good at predicting who's going to be big. Last year Mika topped the list, who shortly went on to score the massive #1 single "Grace Kelly," followed by a hit album and several other top 10s. Other acts they named last year that made it big were The Klaxons, who subsequently won the Mercury Music Prize, Just Jack, Cold War Kids, and The Twang. For 2006 they tipped acts like Corinne Bailey Rae, The Feeling, and Chris Brown.

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