15 acts have been named for the BBC Radio 1Xtra Hot for 2020 list.
The list is compiled each year by the station and predicts which artists will do well over the coming 12 months. It was announced on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Dotty.
Artists on the list are (in alphabetical order):
- Bandokay & Double Lz (OFB)
- Lila Ikè
- Ling Hussle
- Lucky Daye
- Nafe Smallz
- Pop Smoke
- Sho Madjozi
Dotty says: “Really excited to see what the year has in store for our class of 2020. It’s great to have so many acts from so many different genres.”
DJ Target says: “The 1xtra Hot for list has always been on the pulse when it comes to predicting the stars for the year ahead, and this year’s feels more exciting and diverse than ever, which is testament to the amount of amazing music we heard in 2019. I can’t wait to see how 2020 unfolds for all of these artists. Stay tuned.”
There’s a special 1Xtra Hot For 2020 live showcase in Maida Vale tonight, Monday 13 January, 7-9pm, hosted by DJ Target which will be broadcast live on his 1Xtra show. It’s set to feature interviews and exclusive tracks from some of the artists on the list including Darkoo, IQ, Mastermind and Br3yna.
It's time for our #HotFor2020 announcement!
Here are the 15 artists we're tipping for BIG things in 2020.
First up is @heisrema 👏 🇳🇬
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) January 13, 2020