Published On: Sat, Jan 13th, 2018

BBC Sound of 2018: Winner Sigrid BREAKS DOWN as she hears end result throughout TV interview

Following within the footsteps of artists reminiscent of Adele, Keane, Jessie J and Sam Smith to scoop the prize, which began in 2003.

Sigrid has already had an excellent 12 months, though she has but to interrupt by to the higher echelons on the UK music charts.

Her observe Don’t Kill My Vibe, launched early in 2017, reached No62 within the UK, and her current observe Strangers was additionally playlisted by the likes of Radio 1.

Her upcoming UK tour is already offered out.

Listening to information of her win in entrance of BBC journalist Lizo Mzimba, she had a tear in her eye as she mentioned merely: “What?!”

Requested what the victory means to her, she added: “After all you’re asking that query proper once I’m about to cry! 

“How would you describe that? It means so much.”

Sigrid – full title Sigrid Solbakk Raabe – is a Norwegian singer and songwriter, aged 21.

Different contenders within the Sound Of… ballot have included Rex Orange County (second place), IAMDDB (third), Khalid (fourth) and Pale Waves (fifth).

Last year’s winner was Ray BLK, whereas Jack Garratt gained in 2016.

Years and Years, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Little Boots, Mika, Corinne Bailey Rae and Michael Kiwanuka are among the many different winners in bygone years.

50 Cent was the primary ever winner again in 2013.

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