Ellie Goulding tops said list.
I am just listening to her recently released debut, Lights, for the second time. Based on my early impressions, she definitely deserves the title.
Highlights so far include “Starry Eyed”, and “The Writer”.
Others on the BBC list this year include Marina and the Diamonds, Rox, Owl City, Daisy Dares You, and so on.
Past winners include Little Boots (2009), Adele and Duffy (2008), Mika (2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (2006), The Bravery (2005), Keane (2004), and 50 Cent (2003).