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With the dawn of a new year comes a new batch of musicians hoping to make it big.
Both MTV and the BBC recognize new, up-and-coming artists in respective polls and lists.
MTV has turned to viewers to pick the music channel's Brand New for 2014 artist.
The list features nine signed acts, with some of the hottest including Banks and British singer-songwriter Sam Smith who has already enjoyed a number one hit.
The BBC will reveal the winner of its Sound of 2014 list in the new year.
Head of Music at Radio 1, George Ergatoudis is also tipping Smith to perform strongly.
SOUNDBITE: George Ergatoudis, Head of Music at Radio 1, saying (English):
"He's got a unique voice. A distinctive voice. which is always on of the secrets, one of the ingredients you need for success. So, I'm strongly backing Sam Smith."
One youngster tipped for big things and already being dubbed 'the British Justin Bieber', is Elyar Fox.
SOUNDBITE: Elyar Fox, singer, sa