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The BBC have released the list of artists they and their panel think "highlights 15 of the best and brightest new acts for the coming year." (2014's recipient was Sam Smith.) In addition to including Brooklynite Shamir (who also made NME's end-of-2014 list), it looks like this:

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BBC Music Sound Of 2015 longlist
James Bay
George The Poet
Kwabs
Lapsley
Rae Morris
Novelist
Raury
Shamir
Shura
Slaves
Soak
Stormzy
Sunset Sons
Wolf Alice
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