The rapper from Coventry, who released a critically acclaimed mixtape in November, says it “feels crazy” to win an award won by Adele, Sam Smith and Haim in the past.
Coventry rapper Pa Salieu has won the latest “Sound of…” vote by the BBC, which offers popular music artists tips every year. “fresh and inventive”fresh and creative.
Salieu also needs to make it to the U.K. “In the country’s rap scene, charts, but tracks such as Frontline and My Family have quickly become cult classics. Salieu said, “I was only really grateful to be on the list at all, along with some outstanding artists, some of whom I know personally. Second position in the list of Sound of 2021 goes to 21-year-old Lincolnshire singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone, who was lauded for her earnest and emotional contemporary
Two London-based rappers, Berwyn and Greentea Peng, who draw on R&B and neo-soul, combine rap and vocals, as well as another self-confessed British pop singer in the form of Humberstone, Griff, are also in the top five. The survey was performed by industry members and artists including Billie Eilish, Stormzy, Jorja Smith, Wolf Alice, AJ Tracey, Yungblud, Foals and Charli XCX. The winner of last year, Celeste, who soundtracked the 2020 Christmas campaign of John Lewis, is preparing to release her debut album in February.