Pa Salieu wins BBC Sound of 2021

The 23-year-old rapper was selected by a panel of industry experts

07.01.21

Words by: Felicity Martin

Pa Salieu has won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2021.

The 23-year-old rapper was selected by a panel of 160 industry experts (including Dummy) and artists including Billie Eilish, Stormzy, Jorja Smith and Charli XCX.

The top five artists for the BBC Sound of 2021 are: Pa Salieu, Holly Humberstone, BERWYN, Greentea Peng and GRIFF.

Pa Salieu said: “I was just really happy to even be included on the list alongside some amazing artists, a few of who I know personally. They’re all crazy talented, so to be the winner of something like this so early in my journey just feels mad.”

We selected Pa Salieu’s ‘Send Them To Coventry’ mixtape as our favourite album of 2020.

Read our interview with the rising Coventry rapper.

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