PinkPantheress has been named the winner of BBC Music’s Sound of 2022 Poll. The annual poll is aimed at predicting which artists will make the biggest impact in the upcoming year. Previous winners include Sam Smith, Florence and The Machine, and Adele.
Runners-up this year included indie duo Wet Leg, London rapper Central Cee, and pop vocalists Lola Young and Mimi Webb. The full longlist, announced in December, can be seen here.
Speaking on her win, PinkPantheress said: “I am so happy to be chosen for the BBC Sound of 2022, to be put up against such amazing musicians has been an honour and I just hope that I fulfill the people’s expectations of me this year.”
PinkPantheress released her debut mixtape To Hell With It after achieving viral success on TikTok with breakout hits "Pain" and "Just for Me." The latter was named The FADER's favorite song of 2021.