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BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Hot For 2020 list revealed



BBC Radio 1Xtra has named fifteen exciting acts for the station’s Hot For 2020 list. The list, compiled annually by 1Xtra and announced on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Dotty, predicts which artists are set for success over the next twelve months. 

The 1Xtra Hot For 2020 artists are (in alphabetical order):

  • Bandokay & Double Lz (OFB)
  • BenjiFlow
  • Br3nya
  • Darkoo
  • IQ
  • Lila Ikè
  • Ling Hussle
  • Lucky Daye
  • Mastermind
  • Melii
  • Nafe Smallz
  • Pop Smoke
  • Rema
  • Shaybo
  • Sho Madjozi 

Dotty says: “Really excited to see what the year has in store for our class of 2020. It's great to have so many acts from so many different genres.”

DJ Target says: “The 1xtra Hot for list has always been on the pulse when it comes to predicting the stars for the year ahead, and this year’s feels more exciting and diverse than ever, which is testament to the amount of amazing music we heard in 2019. I can’t wait to see how 2020 unfolds for all of these artists. Stay tuned.” 

Hot For alumni include Aitch (2019), slowthai (2019), Octavian (2019), Jorja Smith (2017), Stefflon Don (2017) Bugzy Malone (2016), Mabel (2016), Stormzy (2015), Krept & Konan (2014) and The Weeknd (2013).

1Xtra’s DJ Target will host a special 1Xtra Hot For 2020 live showcase from Maida Vale tonight, Monday 13th January, 7-9pm, which will be broadcast live on his 1Xtra show, featuring interviews and exclusive tracks from some of the Hot For 2020 artists, including Darkoo, IQ, Mastermind and Br3yna.

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