Following a renaissance back in 2015, the British R&B/soul scene is still thriving as we approach the end of the decade. Looking back as far as five years ago, you can see how much support our American cousins got on UK shores compared to homegrown talent—it wasn't like how it is today, that's for sure. As a result of this revived interest in the scene—both from fans and music gatekeepers—on a monthly and weekly basis, we are being introduced to fresh faces. And not only is the talent undeniable, it is of a world-class quality. You only have to look at Ella Mai, who featured in our ones-to-watch list in 2017: now officially a Grammy award-winning artist, the South London native has represented British R&B on the global stage.
Elsewhere, Mahalia, from last year's list, received nominations for two of the year's biggest honours for rising artists: the BBC Sound Of 2018 poll, and The Brits' Critics' Choice. With success stories seemingly coming in by the day, here are 11 more acts destined for greatness in 2019 and beyond.