Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address

Celeste Wins BBC Music's Sound Of 2020

Celeste Wins BBC Music's Sound Of 2020

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *


LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts) Celeste has been crowned the winner of BBC Music's Sound Of 2020! The British-Jamaican singer was chosen by a panel of 170 influential music experts, including alumni artists Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi as well as DJs, radio and TV producers, journalists, streaming experts and festival bookers.

Celeste started her journey with BBC Music in 2014 when she uploaded her track North Circular to the BBC Music Introducing website. She was recently named as BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year 2019 after performing on Introducing stages at Glastonbury and SXSW festivals in 2019, and she's set for an even bigger 2020 as she embarks on a headline tour across the UK.

Celeste says: "2019 was an incredible year for me and I could never have predicted half of the things that happened. Some of my favourite memories have been the live shows. From performing Strange for the very first time at the Lexington for BBC Introducing, going live with Annie Mac from Maida Vale, to Jools Holland. I'm so grateful for every opportunity I've had so far and am looking forward to what 2020 will bring."

BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac says: "Celeste is a phenomenal talent - a voice that does not come around often and, when you are exposed to it, is impossible to ignore. I have received countless emotional texts from listeners who have had to sit in their car and lose themselves to her song Strange before carrying on with their evening. Her songwriting is personal and poignant but with universal appeal. I think she could easily join the longlist of Sound Of winners who went on to be global stars. I can't wait to hear more from Celeste and all of our longlist in 2020."

The top five artists for Sound of 2020 are:
1. Celeste
2. Easy Life
3. Yungblud
4. Joy Crookes
5. Inhaler

Also on the longlist for Sound of 2020 (in alphabetical order):
Arlo Parks
Beabadoobee
Georgia
Inhaler
Squid

On 5 February, Annie Mac will host Sound of 2020 Live on BBC Radio 1 from 8-11pm, welcoming a selection of the longlisted artists to the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios to perform live for an exclusive studio audience.

Sound of… started in 2003. Last year Octavian became the first UK rapper to claim the top spot ahead of a strong longlist featuring the likes of Mahalia, King Princess and slowthai.

Previous winners
2019 - Octavian
2018 - Sigrid
2017 - Ray BLK
2016 - Jack Garratt
2015 - Years & Years
2014 - Sam Smith
2013 - HAIM
2012 - Michael Kiwanuka
2011 - Jessie J
2010 - Ellie Goulding
2009 - Little Boots
2008 - Adele
2007 - Mika
2006 - Corinne Bailey Rae
2005 - The Bravery
2004 - Keane
2003 - 50 Cent
Other Sound Of… alumni include Stormzy, Florence + The Machine, Lady Gaga, Foals, Dizzee Rascal, Dua Lipa and Lewis Capaldi.






Most read news of the week
iHeartMedia And Fox Entertainment Announce Nominees For The 2020 "iHeartRadio Music Awards"
HBO To Debut Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour On January 31, 2020
Lizzo, Tool, And Tame Impala To Headline Bonnaroo 2020 - See Full Lineup!
Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe Presents 22nd Anniversary Lineup: Matt Berninger, Derek Smalls, The Bird And The Bee, Barry Zito, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Matthew Koma, ZZ Ward And More!
Cheap Trick, Gavin Degraw, Johnny Depp, Luis Fonsi, Leann Rimes And More For 2020 Musicares
Chris Destefano, J.T. Harding, Brett James And Cassadee Pope Headline The Bluebird Cafe On Tuesday, January 14 For 2nd Annual ASCAP Experience In The Round
Youtube Originals Announces New Documentary "Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert" Premieres On March 31
Tame Impala Releases New Single "Lost In Yesterday"
Zedd & Kehlani Release Good Thing Remixes


© 2001-2020
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0198231 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0085279941558838 secs