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BBC TIPS TOP 10 NEWCOMERS OF 2019

The BBC has unveiled its Sound of 2019 longlist featuring 10 acts tipped for big things next year, with British names Grace Carter (Polydor), Slowthai (Method) and Octavian (Drilla) sitting alongside international acts Rosalia and King Princess, who are both signed to Columbiain Blighty. 

Five acts from today’s list will be shortlisted in January, before one winner is announced on 7/1. The acts are chosen by 136 critics, broadcasters and DJs. Universal has three names on the list with Carter, fellow Polydor signing Ella Mai and Irish singer/songwriter Dermot Kennedy (Island). The two Sony acts are King Princess and Rosalia, who is the first Spanish-speaking artist to appear on the list. Warner has one with Atlantic signing Mahalia. The four independent acts are rappers Flohio, Octavian and Slowthai, and the only band in the top 10 — London four-piece Sea Girls (Almanac). Check them all out in the video below.

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POP SMOKE SET
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A "Moon" shot. (7/6a)
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WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
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