Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018


Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2018, which aims to showcase the most exciting new music for the year ahead.

Aged just 21, she is one of the youngest ever artists to receive the honour – beaten only by Adele, who was 19 when she topped the 2008 list.

“It’s a huge honour,” she told the BBC. “I don’t know how to explain it.”

Influenced by Lorde, Robyn and Joni Mitchell, the star has become known for catchy, quirky and literate pop songs.

BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac called her “literally the perfect pop star” and “an absolute pleasure to play on the radio”.