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Mahalia and Slowthai are nominated for the BBC Sound of 2019

Octavian is also up for the BBC new artists award

  • James Dewar
  • 10 December 2018
Mahalia and Slowthai are nominated for the BBC Sound of 2019

The BBC’s Sound Of 2019 longlist has been revealed.

Six of the 10 nominees listed are female, with r'n'b artists Mahalia (pictured) and Ella Mai both included. Grime MC Flohio and Spanish singer Rosalía are also included.

Also on the list are Slowthai and Drake-approved London MC Octavian. London four-piece Sea Girls are the only band to feature.

The winner of BBC Sound of 2019, voted for by 136 critics, broadcasters and former winners, will be announced on January 11. Previous winners include Adele, Sigrid and Ray BLK.

See this year's nominees below.

Grace Carter
Flohio
Dermot Kennedy
King Princess
Mahalia
Ella Mai
Octavian
Rosalía
Sea Girls
Slowthai

James Dewar is a freelance journalist, follow him on Twitter

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