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BBC Sound of 2019

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Aidan, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Just announced but the link isn’t directing to the full list yet.

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  3. Great to see Rosalía on there. However, I thought that in order to be nominated the artist couldn’t have released an album before?
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  4. What's the point if they wait till after they've already blown up to include them on the list. Ella Mai also just released an album but has been releasing singles and EPs since 2016 before "Boo'd Up" took off.
  5. The list just doesn’t feel very relevant to how artists break through nowadays.

    I mean, Rex Orange County is great, but he released albums in 2016 and 2017, bagged the second spot on Sound of 2018, and all he’s done this year is... a fucking cover of You’ve Got a Friend in Me.

    New artists have such a long gestation period, and there are so many coming through, that it’s basically impossible for the ‘tastemakers’ to reliably pick next year’s stars anymore.
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  6. No Rina? Disgusting!
  7. Island

    Island Staff Member

    It’s very zzzz this year. Mahalia for the win I guess.
  8. They Grammy'd up. I'm a huge Little Andalusssy but Rosalia doesn't need this. The first male horrifically serving Rag'n'bone Man AND Example. Please no.
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  9. When do they announce the shortlist? Don’t they get rid of them one by one?
  10. Uno


    I thought you weren't allowed to have a song chart within the Top 100 to qualify?

    Kind of cheapens things if they pick artists who are already on the rise through their own merit, doesn't it?
  11. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    It's very R&B-centric which is great! Mahalia seems the favourite??
  12. Rosalía came 5th.

    The fact that Pussy Is God (or “PiG” as the radio edit calls it, dd) already got playlisted by Radio 1 a few weeks ago makes me think King Princess has got this.
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  13. How could a radio edit work for that song?
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  14. Island

    Island Staff Member

    Octavian won. Kind Princess 2nd.

    Ella Mai and Mahalia only made the longlist.
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