Get ready to hear a whole lot more from Sigrid.
The 21-year-old singer has been named BBC Music’s Sound Of 2018 after beating out 15 other artists on the longlist.
Considering past winners of BBC Music’s Sound Of… include Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Years & Years and somebody called Adele, we reckon Sigrid must be pretty chuffed.
The Norwegian singer, who gained attention with her hit Don’t Kill My Vibe, said: ‘It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together.
‘I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition. I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.
BBC Radio 1 and 1XTRA Head of Music Chris Price said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled that Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music Sound Of 2018 winner, showing that tastemakers in the UK and internationally share the excitement that has lit up Radio 1 since Don’t Kill My Vibe was made Hottest Record In The World last February.
‘Following Tunes of the Week from Annie Mac, MistaJam, Scott Mills and Greg James – not to mention a Piano Session for Huw Stephens last summer – Sigrid’s new single Strangers sits on the Radio 1 A list, her third playlist here. Sigrid is a captivating performer and I can’t wait to introduce BBC audiences to her incredible live show, starting today in the home of live music – the Radio 1 Live Lounge.’h3">
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And Annie Mac added: ‘Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty – yet fragile – pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.’
Rex Orange County came second in the poll, with IAMDDB, Khalid and Pale Waves rounding out the top five.
Alma, Billie Eilish, Jade Bird, Lewis Capaldi, Nilufer Yanya, Not3s, Sam Fender, Superorganism Tom Walker, Yaeji and Yxng Bane all featured on the longlist.
Sound Of… started back in 2003, and the winners have included (from the beginning) 50 Cent, Keane, The Bravery, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika, Adele, Little Boots, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Michael Kiwanuka, HAIM, Sam Smith, Years & Years, Jack Garratt and Ray BLK.
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