Photo of Jack Garratt by Zoe Zimmer

Right on schedule, the BBC has revealed its annual longlist for next year's edition of its "Sound of" series.

Nominated for the Sound of 2016 are a number of rising acts, including Jack Garratt, Frances, Alessia Cara (who already has a strong profile in the U.S.), J Hus, Mabel, Rat Boy and others.

The final five will be revealed in January, with a winner selected on Jan. 8.

Previous winners include Adele, Sam Smith, HAIM and Ellie Goulding.

See the 15 nominees below.

Alessia Cara

Billie Marten


Dua Lipa


Izzy Bizu

Jack Garratt

J Hus

Loyle Carner


Mura Masa


Rat Boy

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