20-02-2010 @ 16:06
The BBC 'Sound of'-list is designed to highlight the most exciting musical talent for the coming year 2010 and the artists have been picked by 165 UK-based tastemakers.
They each named their favourite three new acts and those with the most votes were put on the list. The top five and winner was unveiled in January.
Below the winners of previous years
Ellie Goulding tops Sound of 2010 list
Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding comes out on top of the BBC Sound of 2010 list, which showcases the best rising music stars.
1. Ellie Goulding
Sound of 2010 winner on her mix of acoustic pop and hip electro
2. Marina and the Diamonds
Theatrical singer-songwriter aims to be a new breed of pop star
Trio hope to be an antidote to stagnant indie and soulless dance
Manchester duo Hurts make melancholic 1980s electro-pop
5. The Drums
New York band The Drums on why being selfish makes better music
Last years 'winners':
Sound of 2009: Little Boots
Sound of 2008: Adele and Duffy
Sound of 2007: Mika
Sound of 2006: Corinne Bailey Rae
Sound of 2005: The Bravery
Sound of 2004: Keane
Sound of 2003: 50 Cent
BBC Sound of 2010: The longlist
Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been named on the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.
The list is designed to highlight the most exciting musical talent for the coming year and the artists have been picked by 165 UK-based tastemakers.
They each named their favourite three new acts and those with the most votes were put on the list. The top five and winner will be unveiled in January.
Little Boots, Adele and Mika are among the previous Sound of... winners.
Daisy Dares You
Marina and the Diamonds
Two Door Cinema Club