It's the time of year when music critics and industry figures begin to share their tips for who will be doing big things in the next calendar year. In the U.K. the BBC's annual Sound Of... list is a tried and tested poll of British DJs, critics, and broadcasters that has previously predicted success for Adele, Sam Smith, and many more.
The BBC longlist for the 2018 winner was announced on Monday and includes entries for a host of FADER favorites, including Rex Orange County, Khalid, and eight-person pop group Superorganism. Sigrid, Yaeji, IAMDDB, and London MCs Not3s ad Yxng Bane also made the grade.
See the full list of nominees below. The Top 5 will be revealed on from Monday January 8, 2018.
BBC Music Sound of 2018 (in alphabetical order)
Rex Orange County