LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts) Every year we launch The NME 100, our gigantic list of all the best new artists on the planets both big and small.
This edition has been both the easiest and most difficult one to put together. It's a doddle because there's such a huge amount of banging tunes from all over the globe - we're absolutely spoilt. But then we have to whittle it down to just 100 artists - a nigh impossible task when they're all that good.
Every artist absolutely belongs on this list though. There's teenage grime prodigies, wonky electronica from Eastern Europe, stateside Gen Z heroes vying for worldwide fame and new punk bands ready to give 2020 a piece of their mind.
You may know some names, and plenty will be brand new, but we're confident that your new favourite is to be found here. Listen to the entire list (minus CREAMS) via our Spotify playlist below and discover some truly great music this year.
We've done it in alphabetical order - no rankings here, they're all winners. There's also a bunch of stunning pictures by Jenn Five that were snapped here at our chaotic, messy, dog-starring shoot at NME HQ.
Let's get stuck in... - Thomas Smith, NME New Music Editor
Drug Store Romeos
For Those I Love
Martha Skye Murphy
Meet Me At The Altar
Park Hye Jin
The Goa Express
The Lazy Eyes
The Lounge Society