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BBC Sound of 2019

A Whirlwind Tour Through Octavian's Huge Past Year

Here's your cheat sheet on the BBC Music Sound of 2019 winner and the tunes that make up his intergalactic, yet street-level, hybrid rap.
Ryan Bassil
pop science

The Music Theory Behind Why Sigrid's Vibrant Pop Is So Catchy

How the 21-year-old singer-songwriter went from a small town in Norway to winning the BBC's tastemaking Sound of 2018 poll.
Emily Bootle
Noisey News

Sigrid Is Your Official Sound of 2018, Says the BBC

The "Don't Kill My Vibe" singer is the first non-Brit to win the accolade since 2013.
Lauren O'Neill
Deep Ass Questions

Does Anyone in the Real World Give a Shit About Music Award Shows?

I hit the streets of London to see if the general public care about seeing Ant and Dec present Adele with inanimate objects while people in tuxedos clap.
Daisy Jones
The Noisey Guide to

The Evolution of a Really Nice and Talented Guy: BBC Sound of 2016 Winner Jack Garratt

You can say what you like about Jack Garratt, but you can't say he's not a really nice guy.
Noisey Staff
Breaking News

The BBC Sound of 2016 Shortlist Has Begun, and Fifth Place is a Tie Between Two Acts

Mura Masa and WSTRN and have shared the spoils after amassing the exact same amount of votes.
Noisey Staff

"Kanye West? Who? The Breh That Wears a Skirt?": It's the Kurupt FM Review of 2015

MC Grindah doesn’t care for trends. He knows MCing, UK garage, and Brentford. We thought that would make him a great person to give us a no-shit review of what went down in 2015.
Joe Zadeh
Objectively Correct Lists

We Ranked the BBC 'Sound of 2016' List from Worst to Best so the BBC Don't Have To

It's the future of music, from shittest to least shit.
Noisey Staff