Soul singer Celeste is the winner of BBC Sound of 2020

Soul singer Celeste is the winner of BBC Sound of 2020

British-Jamaican soul singer Celeste has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2020.

The 25-year-old’s entrancing voice and jazz-steeped songs made her the runaway winner, after votes were counted from 170 music critics and industry figures.

The award is given to artists who are tipped for success in the coming year.

“I’m really, really happy,” Celeste said, after being told she’d won. “It’s like all of the work that went in throughout the [last] year wasn’t invisible.

“I can’t wait now to see what the rest of the year will look like. I’m so thrilled and so excited. I can’t wait.”