Adele Tops New Music Talent Poll

The 19 year-old from Tottenham is top of the list to succeed in 2008

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Teenage soul singer Adele has topped a music industry poll for artists who will succeed in 2008.

The BBC new music talent list is compiled annually by 150 music critics and journalists who are asked for their top three new artists.

Adele, a graduate of the BRIT school (like Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash) only released her debut single ‘Hometown Glory’ last October, and her album ’19’ is due for release on January 28.


Runner-up in the poll was Duffy, another young female singer/songwriter.

Duffy’s debut album ‘Rockferry’ includes musicians Bernard Butler and David McCalmont in her band, and is due out through Polydor records in March.

Duffy is currently leading the public vote being run on the BBC website, you can have your say in the new music poll by clicking here.


Other bands who featured highly in the ‘ones to watch’ list include The Ting Tings, Foals and Glasvegas.

To see Uncut’s tips for 2008, and for more on Adele, see John Mulvey’s Wild Mercury Sound blog by clicking here.

The full BBC new music list Top Ten was:

1. Adele

2. Duffy

3. The Ting Tings

4. Glasvegas

5. Foals

6. Vampire Weekend

7. Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong

8. Black Kids


10. Santogold


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