Asset 3 WINNER OF BBC SOUND OF 2018 MARCH UK TOUR SOLD OUT STRANGERS OUT NOW

Sigrid has been named BBC Sound of 2018, chosen by a panel of more than 170 influential music experts including former winners and longlist nominees.

The 21-year-old Norwegian pop sensation has gone from unknown to the most exceptional breakout star in the past year. From releasing her acclaimed debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP last summer – which has amassed over 100M global streams – selling out her entire UK March headline tour, to the brutally honest A-List new single ‘Strangers’, now Sigrid joins Sam Smith, Haim, Years & Years and Jack Garratt as winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2018.

Sigrid said to the BBC, “It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together. I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition. I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.”

Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac said, “Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty – yet fragile – pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.”

Chris Price, Head of Music for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said “I’m absolutely thrilled that Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music Sound Of 2018 winner, showing that tastemakers in the UK and internationally share the excitement that has lit up Radio 1 since ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ was made ‘Hottest Record in the World’ last February. Following Tunes of the Week from Annie Mac, MistaJam, Scott Mills and Greg James – not to mention a Piano Session for Huw Stephens last summer – Sigrid’s new single ‘Strangers’ sits on the Radio 1 ‘A’ list, her third playlist here. Sigrid is a captivating performer and I can’t wait to introduce BBC audiences to her incredible live show, starting today in the home of live music – the Radio 1 Live Lounge”

LIVE DATES

Wed 17 Jan

NE

Groningen

Stadsschouwburg

Thu 18 Jan

NE

Groningen

Grand Theatre

Sun 21 Jan

SWE

Stockholm

Debaser

Mon 22 Jan

DK

Copenhagen

Vega (small room)

Mon 12 Mar

UK

Brighton

Concorde 2 SOLD OUT

Wed 14 Mar

UK

London

Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT

Sat 17 Mar

UK

Bristol

Motion SOLD OUT

Sun 18 Mar

UK

Birmingham

Institute 2 SOLD OUT

Tue 20 Mar

UK

Leeds

Leeds University SOLD OUT

Wed 21 Mar

UK

Glasgow

St Lukes SOLD OUT

Fri 23 Mar

IRE

Dublin

The Academy SOLD OUT

Sat 24 Mar

UK

Manchester

Academy 2 SOLD OUT

‘Strangers’ is out now on Island Records

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