News - January 9, 2015

Years & Years top the BBC Sound Of 2015 poll
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Years & Years top the BBC Sound Of 2015 poll

Dance pop trio Years & Years have been announced as the winners of the BBC Sound of 2015 poll. 

The award, which was given to Sam Smith in 2014 and has been won by the likes of Adele, Ellie Goulding and HAIM in the past, is compiled from suggestions from 140 music industry experts, including DJs, critics, broadcasters and bloggers. 

The London-based threesome topped the poll, with singer-songwriter James Bay coming in second, grime artist Stomzy in third, with singer Raury in fourth and avant garde rapper George The Poet in fifth.

Speaking about the award, the band said: "We can't really get our heads round it, Olly nearly passed out when we found out, it was so surreal and emotional. It feels like it means we've got a real shot, which means the world to us. People are going to listen to what we're going to do, and we've just got to not muck it up. We've got to make the most of it and deliver."

Kwabs, Wolf Alice, Novelist, Låpsley, Rae Morris, Shura, Slaves, Shamir, SOAK and Sunset Sons were the other acts shortlisted for the award. 

Want to read more about Years & Years? Then check out our feature on them. 

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