BBC Music Sound Of 2020 has revealed its longlist of artists who are tipped for success next year. The longlist has been chosen by a panel of 170 global industry experts and alumni artists including Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and Chvrches.
All participants were asked to name their three favourite new acts, from any country and any musical genre, signed or unsigned, but could not have been the lead artist on a UK Top 10 single or album before 21 October 2019.
Last year saw rapper Octavian top the list, which also included the likes of King Princess, Rosalia and slowthai. Previous winners of the annual Sound of poll include 50 Cent (2003), Adele (2008), Haim (2013) and Sigrid (2018).
The Sound Of 2020 longlist contains several female artists representing the rise of British R&B, and less grime and UK rap artists that have featured heavily in recent years. The full longlist in alphabetical order is below, an introductory playlist of the nominees is here, and the Sound of 2020 winner will be announced on Thursday 9 January 2020.