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BBC Sound of 2010: Rox

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.

Rox

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Roxanne Tataei is a half Iranian, half Jamaican Londoner who makes nourishing soul music and counts Lauryn Hill and Sade as her biggest inspirations.

Her musical training came at church as a child before she enrolled in the Brit performing art school, the former stomping ground of Leona Lewis, Adele, Kate Nash and Amy Winehouse. With a powerful, jazzy voice, she is likely to get this year's Amy comparisons. Fittingly, she has also performed live with Mark Ronson.



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