Here it is, folks: fifteen of the most promising artists for 2014 have now been compiled by the BBC into the BBC Sound of 2014 list.

Among them are vocalist and producer Sampha, 19-year-old singer songwriter George Ezra, Chicago-based hip-hop act Chance The Rapper, and Chlöe Howl. The final list was put together by 170 music industry tastemakers including DJs, critics, broadcasters and bloggers, who were asked to name their three favourite new acts.

The top 5 will be revealed next January, counting down one each day from Monday 6 January with the winner announced on Friday January 10th. Check the full list of nominees below:

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  • Chance The Rapper
  • Chlöe Howl
  • Ella Eyre
  • FKA twigs
  • George Ezra
  • Jungle
  • Kelela
  • Luke Sital-Singh
  • MNEK
  • Nick Mulvey
  • Royal Blood
  • Sam Smith
  • Sampha
  • Say Lou Lou

The 2014 winner will succeed to artists like Adele, Jessie J, Mika or 50 Cent. More info available here