Towards the end of last year I gave you the shortlist for the BBC’s Sound of 2009. The winner is the person they tip to be big in the coming year. The list is put together by 130 leading movers and shakers in the UK music industry.
Five of the six previous winners have gone on to achieve global fame, starting with 50 CentÂ andÂ went on to include Keane, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika and Adele. So this year’s winner is following in some big footsteps…
So who’s come out on top then? Little Boots. She’s 24-year-old Victoria Hesketh who’s fromÂ Blackpool, England. She’s been performing as Little Boots for less than a year and is currently in LA finishing off her debut album. Her first single isÂ due in May (see her video below).
White Lies –Â a London rock group, Florence and the Machine — a singer/songwriter, Empire of the Sun — an Australian pop duo and La Roux — a London synthesiser group made up the rest of the top 5.
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