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BBC Radio 1: Aitch x AJ Tracey, Billie Eilish, HAIM, and Royal Blood named on longlist for Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year

The longlist for Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year was revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds this evening, with Aitch x AJ Tracey, Billie Eilish, HAIM and Royal Blood among the artists named.


Every Monday to Friday at 6pm, Annie Mac unveils her Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1’s Future Sounds and Radio 1’s Dance Party in a slot known for breaking some of the most exciting new music on the planet.


In a special show on Thursday 10th December (6 – 8pm) Annie Mac will count down the top 20 Hottest Records from 2020 as voted for by the listeners, before revealing which track has earnt the coveted title of Hottest Record of the Year.


The longlist for Hottest Record of the Year is:


  • Aitch x AJ Tracey - Rain
  • Arlo Parks - Black Dog
  • Ashnikko - Daisy
  • Bicep - Apricots
  • Billie Eilish - My Future
  • Bring Me The Horizon with Yungblud - Obey
  • Clipz feat Ms. Dynamite, Ms. Banks & Jaykae - Again
  • Fontaines D.C. - A Hero’s Death
  • Franky Wah - Come Together
  • HAIM - The Steps
  • Headie One feat AJ Tracey & Stormzy - Ain't It Different
  • Idles - Model Village
  • Laura Marling - Strange Girl
  • Pa Salieu feat BackRoad Gee - My Family
  • Paul Woolford, Diplo & Karen Lomax - Looking For Me
  • Phoebe Bridgers - I See You
  • Romy - Lifetime
  • Royal Blood – Trouble’s Coming
  • Rina Sawayama - Bad Friend
  • SZA feat TY Dolla $ign - Hit Different


Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender was crowned Hottest Record of the Year in 2019, beating the likes of Stormzy, Lizzo, and Foals to the top spot.


Voting is now open until 7pm on Thursday 3rd December via Twitter and the Radio 1 website.


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