The 15 most promising new artists for 2016

2015 was a great year for pop music, but wait until you see what we can expect from 2016! These are the most promising new artists who will make their way to the top in 2016!

BBC Sound of 2016: A Bit of Pop Music’s Shortlist

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In the past the BBC has shown they have a good eye for predicting new pop stars. Every year they have a competition called ‘Sound of …’ in which they announce their favourite new artist for the coming year. Earlier winners were Adele, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and most recently Years & Years. Big names, right? Well, the BBC just announced their long list of 15 acts for 2016 and A Bit of Pop Music picked five acts for the shortlist.

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Single Review: Billie Marten – Bird

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Billie Marten impresses with touching new single ‘Bird’
Sometimes you hear a song and you just can’t believe the person who is actually behind it, is still so young. Remember when you first heard Birdy’s cover of ‘Skinny Love’ and you were shocked she was only 14 years old? You are in for another surprise. Upcoming singer-songwriter Billie Marten has just released her new single ‘Bird’, taken from the As Long As EP, to be released later this year. This deep and moving piano ballad sounds like it was written and performed by an experienced and celebrated musician, but it’s actually the only 16-years-old new artist from North Yorkshire in England.

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