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Rapper Pa Salieu wins BBC Sound of 2021: 'I am the voice of the voiceless'

Rapper Pa Salieu wins BBC Sound of 2021: 'I am the voice of the voiceless'

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Pa Salieu

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  • Around 160 tastemakers voted for their favourite new acts, with the artists then ranked according to the number of votes cast.
  • The tastemakers included DJs, music critics and TV, radio and web producers, plus artists including Billie Eilish, Stormzy, Foals, Charli XCX and AJ Tracey.
  • A longlist of 10 was announced in December, with the top five revealed this week.
  • Previous winners include Celeste, Sigrid, Years & Years, Sam Smith, Michael Kiwanuka, Ellie Goulding and Adele.
  • Find out more about the Sound of 2021

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Pa Salieu and Mahalia

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Pa Salieu

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Sound of 2021 – the rest of the top five

  • 2. Radio-friendly singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone
  • 3. Twilight troubadour Berwyn
  • 4. Psychedelic soul singer Greentea Peng
  • 5. Bedroom pop star Griff
  • Watch performances from the top five
  • What happened to the class of 2020?

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Pa Salieu

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Source: BBC 

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