U.K. Singer/Songwriter Jack Garratt Tops Prestigious BBC Sound Of 2016 Poll
January 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM (PT)
The BBC’s annual SOUND OF 2016 POLL of 144 music critics, bloggers, DJs, festival bookers and insiders has named experimental U.K. singer/songwriter JACK GARRATT one to watch, taking his place besides past winners such as annual bellwether poll of music critics and industry insiders has been taken, and British singer/songwriter Jack Garratt is the winners as ADELE, ELLIE GOULDING, HAIM and SAM SMITH.
GARRATT, who has already nabbed the 2016 BRIT CRITICS' CHOICE honor, will release his debut LP "Phase" next month. His style combines electro-R&B production with emotional lyricism.
This year’s runner up is CANADIAN singer ALESSIA CARA, who’s already landed a Top 10 U.S. single for DEF JAM RECORDINGS with "Here." Last year's winner, YEARS & YEARS, followed their honor with a couple of chart-topping songs and a #1 debut album in the U.K.
Check out the full results of the poll on the BBC’s website here.