British R&B and soul continues to thrive following its renaissance a few years ago. At the upcoming Brit Awards, a number of established artists are nominated for their efforts over the past year, such as Michael Kiwanuka, NAO, Emeli Sandé and Lianne La Havas. The achievements of these artists have led to a seemingly greater interest in the genre's stars of tomorrow, with two of the most promising receiving high critical acclaim more recently: bluesy soul singer Rag'n'Bone Man won the prestigious Brits Critics' Choice award and R&B songbird Ray BLK won the coveted BBC Sound Of 2017 poll, where the entire top four featured R&B/soul musicians. But this domination isn't coincidental; it simply reflects the quality of music coming from British talent.

Whilst the artists on our ones to watch list last year (including Ray BLK) are enjoying mainstream success, there are even more up-and-comers bubbling under and waiting to explode. Here are the 10 singers you need to watch out for. 


 

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