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Music Tips for 2016: one list to rule them all (possibly)


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From esteemed judging panels to clever algorithms, everyone and their opinionated (possibly algorithmic) uncle is coming up with a list of emerging musicians tipped for stardom in 2016.

How to make sense of it all? Well, Music Ally is going to try. We’re going to keep tabs on every short (and long) list of tips for 2016, and by a process of infant-grade arithmetic complex big-data analysis figure out which artists are seen as next year’s most-likelys.

We’ll update this post every time a new significant list is published – from digital music services to newspapers and music sites – sorting artists by how many times they’ve been tipped.

The links are to the artists’ websites where possible, and to their most prominent online presence when not. At the bottom, you can find details of each individual list that we’ve used as a source.

Music Ally’s List of 2016 Lists

(numbers in brackets represent how many times that artist has been tipped)

Jack Garratt (7)
Frances (6)
Nao (5)
Blossoms (4)
Anne-Marie (3)
Aurora (3)
Billie Marten (3)
Izzy Bizu (3)
Mabel (3)
Mura Masa (3)
Samm Henshaw (3)
Alessia Cara (2)
Clean Cut Kid (2)
Loyle Carner (2)
Rat Boy (2)
Section Boyz (2)
The Big Moon (2)
The Japanese House (2)
Will Joseph Cook (2)
WSTRN (2)
Alex Vargas
Aquilo
Bugzy Malone

C Duncan
Charlie Puth
Conrad Sewell
Curtis Harding
Dua Lipa
EL VY
Fallulah
Formation
Gavin James
Geko
Gengahr
George Cosby
Girl Band
Haelos
Honne
J Hus
Jones
Kagoule
Kali Uchis
Låpsley
Léon
Liss
Little Simz
Mabel
Matoma
Max Pope
Mt Wolf
Oh Wonder
Pleasure Beach
Rationale
Ryley Walker
Sample Answer
Sexwitch
Sons of Pitches
Spring King
State Champs
Steve N Seagulls
Sundara Karma
The Arcs
The Lone Bellow
Tink
Vant
Yak
Zak Abel
Zara Larsson

Sources: Brit Awards; BBC; Google Play Music; Dice; Ents24, Spotify, Blog Sound of 2016, Napster, Apple Music.

Tips for 2016 Playlist

As a Spotify playlist for now, although yes, other streaming services are available. We’ll aim to mirror this across Apple Music, Deezer and others once it’s finalised. For now, you can follow the Spotify version for automatic updates.

Original 2016 Lists

Brit Awards 2016 Critics’ Choice

Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu
Frances

BBC Sound of 2016

Izzy Bizu
Blossoms
Alessia Cara
Loyle Carner
Frances
Jack Garratt
J Hus
Dua Lipa
Mabel
Billie Marten
Mura Masa
NAO
Rat Boy
Section Boyz
WSTRN

Google Play Music Ones to Watch

Frances
Jack Garratt
Clean Cut Kid
Aurora
Kali Uchis
Anne-Marie
Nao
Tink
Samm Henshaw
Vant

Dice Live Award

Girl Band
The Big Moon
Jack Garratt
Little Simz

Ents24 Top 20 of 2016

State Champs
Oh Wonder
Bugzy Malone
Rat Boy
The Lone Bellow
Geko
Gengahr
Section Boyz
EL VY
Sexwitch
C Duncan
Sundara Karma
Charlie Puth
Sons of Pitches
Steve N Seagulls
The Arcs
Ryley Walker
Curtis Harding
Kagoule

Spotify Spotlight on 2016 (UK)

Jack Garratt
Mura Masa
Gavin James
Anne Marie
Léon
Matoma
Blossoms
Will Joseph Cook
Mabel
Nao
Jones
Max Pope
Honne
Samm Henshaw
Frances

The UK Blog Sound of 2016

Aquilo
Aurora
Billie Marten
George Cosby
Haelos
Liss
Loyle Carner
Mabel
Mura Masa
MT Wolf
Nao
Pleasure Beach
The Big Moon
The Japanese House
Yak

Napster 16 for 2016

Alessia Cara
Alex Vargas
Anne-Marie
Aurora
Blossoms
Conrad Sewell
Fallulah
Formation
Frances
Izzy Bizu
Jack Garratt
Samm Henshaw
Sample Answer
Will Joseph Cook
WSTRN
Zara Larsson

Apple Music

Billie Marten
Blossoms
Clean Cut Kid
Frances
Jack Garratt
Låpsley
Mura Masa
Nao
Rationale
Spring King
The Japanese House
Zak Abel

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