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BBC Sound of 2009: The longlist

Fifteen of the best rising music stars were announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2009 in December.

The list is designed to find the best up-and-coming acts for the coming year, and Little Boots has been named winner.

More than 130 of the UK's leading music critics and broadcasters named their favourite new acts, and the 15 with the most votes have made the longlist.

Adele triumphed at number one in Sound of 2008, followed by Duffy, The Ting Tings and Glasvegas.

The longlist is below. Click on the links to watch, hear and read about the acts.

The Big Pink
The Big Pink

Dan Black
Dan Black

VV Brown
VV Brown

Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun

Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine

Frankmusik
Frankmusik

Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi

La Roux
La Roux

Lady GaGa
Lady GaGa

Little Boots
Little Boots

Master Shortie
Master Shortie

Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons

Passion Pit
Passion Pit

The Temper Trap
The Temper Trap

White Lies
White Lies



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