Sigrid named winner of BBC Sound of 2018
Norwegian singer Sigrid has been named BBC Sound of 2018, chosen by a panel of more than 170 influential music experts including former winners and long-list nominees. It is has been a year of exceptional achievements for the 21 year old, with her acclaimed debut EP Don’t Kill My Vibe amassing over 100M global streams and selling out her entire UK March headline tour.
Sigrid said to the BBC, “It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together. I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition. I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.”
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac said, “Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty - yet fragile - pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.”
Sigrid will be touring Australia in February as part of the Sydney City Limits Festival, with side shows at The Corner in Melbourne and The Triffid in Brisbane.
Listen to Sigrid's new single 'Strangers' here