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PinkPantheress named BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2022 winner

The artist built up a significant fanbase via TikTok in 2021

PinkPantheress named BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2022 winner
PinkPantheress named BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2022 winner

PinkPantheress has been named the winner of the BBC's Sound Of 2022 list.

Marking her out as an upcoming artist that is going to build significantly on her success in the year ahead, the list was decided by a panel of musicians, radio DJs, music journalists and other music industry figures.

Having cultivated a significant following via TikTok in 2021, the Bath-hailing, London-based artist went on to score a number of top 40 singles in the latter half of the year, with her music drawing on classic UK garage and drum & bass sounds.

"I'm honestly gassed, my dad's going to be so happy!” PinkPantheress told the BBC of the win. "I had self-belief from the beginning but when other people start telling you stuff like this, it genuinely keeps you going."

Speaking further to the BBC, she promised new music in 2022, having released her debut mixtape, 'To Hell With It', in October. She also said fans should expect "a feature or two" sometime this year, adding: "I've been a bit of a lone wolf so far, but I've been really been trying to get into my collaboration bag."

Past winners of the BBC's annual Sound Of... list include Adele, Pa Salieu and Sam Smith. 

Photo credit: Brent McKeever

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