The BBC's 'Sound' Has Got Soul

Well it's approaching that time of year once again, where music blogs run down their year-end "Best Of..." lists and predict who will make it big next year. The BBC's annual Sound of... is usually one of the more reliable predictors of success -- Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie J, Adele and Corinne Bailey Rae are amongst the past winners -- so it's great to see that there are a host of SoulBounce favorites in the running for Sound of 2014. The long list of 15 acts includes Banks, Ella Eyre, Jungle, Kelela, MNEK, Sam Smith and Sampha, with that list being whittled down to a final five in January. Whether or not those mentioned make the final cut is anyone's guess but, with albums in the pipeline from all those listed, 2014 is shaping up to be a stellar year on the R&B/soul front already.

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