This year has started with a bang for British rap act Pa Salieu. He’s just won the BBC Music’s Sound of 2021 poll.
The 23 year old from Coventry fought off competition from the likes of Hully Humberstone, Berwyn, Dutchavelli, Griff and others to win the poll.
Commenting on his win, Salieu said “I was just really happy to even be included on the list alongside some amazing artists, a few of who I know personally. They’re all crazy talented, so to be the winner of something like this so early in my journey just feels mad.”
The industry figures involved in the voting process include Stormzy, Aj Tracey, Jorja Smith and Yungblud.
Previous winners of this award include Adele and Sam Smith.
Big congrats to Pa Salieu on this win!