BBC Sound of 2013: The Winners


Sisters are doing it for themselves.

The winners of BBC’s Sound of 2013, Haim, are an all-girl rock band made up of three sisters. But they weren’t the only girls to make an impact in the list. The top five spots were awarded to female artists or female fronted acts.

Californian band Haim took the top spot, following in the steps of Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie J and Adele. The three sisters, Este, Danielle and Alana, from the Orange County have been compared to Fleetwood Mac for their soft rock and folk sound.

In the number two spot was London duo AlunaGeorge (Aluna Francis and George Reid) who make a lovely blend of electro and RnB. Following them in third place was rapper Angel Haze from New York who has been tipped for big things in 2013, by almost everyone in the hip hop scene, since the release of her mixtapes last year.

Fourth place went to Laura Mvula a soulful RnB solo singer from Birmingham, with fifth going to electro pop trio CHVRCHES, from Glasgow.

The BBC Sound of 2013 team often gets it right with their picks for the year ahead. With many of this year’s list having already gathered attention from the industry and amassing a dedicated fan following, most acts are likely to do well.

See the full list below and find out more about the acts here.

1. Haim

2. AlunaGeorge

3. Angel Haze

4. Laura Mvula


6. A*M*E

7. Arlissa

8. King Krule

9. Kodaline

10. Little Green Cars

11. Palma Violets

12. Peace

13. Savages

14. The Weeknd

15. Tom Odell


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