British R&B and soul—and the wider black music scene as a whole—continues to go from strength to strength, with a flurry of success stories happening in 2017. We saw the breakthrough of Mabel (who featured in our ones-to-watch list in 2016) with her song, "Finders Keepers", while Jorja Smith gained international recognition and went on to pick up the Brits Critics' Choice award. And with the scene seemingly now fully embraced by mainstream media, award shows and commercial radio alike—something which wasn't always happening before its renaissance in 2015—it's unsurprising that this has led to a domino effect, with new talent popping up in every corner.

With that being said, here are 10 new acts that you need to know.