Soulful Londoner Michael Kiwanuka has pipped the likes of Niki & the Dove and Frank Ocean to this years ‘BBC Sound Of…’ competition. The competition has run since 2003, and Michael will be hoping to follow in the hugely successful footsteps of previous winners such as 50 Cent and Adele. Kiwanuka caught the eye of The 405 early last year, and you can check out our reviews of his two EPs from 2011, I’m Getting Ready and Tell Me a Tale. Michaels first full studio album, Home Again is set for release on March 23rd on Polydor.

As for those who didn’t win, its not quite the end of the world - in 2009 a young American by the name of Lady Gaga only came in 6th…