We can imagine her agents at Primary Talent have been sitting pretty on competing offers for Nilüfer Yanya, one of the true breakout stars of 2019. Bagging a BBC Sound of 2018 placement has led to affirmations such as opening for Sharon Van Etten on her US tour and performing on Stephen Colbert’s show in July. However, everything has been cemented by the release of Miss Universe, her tremendous debut which includes crackers such Baby Blu and Heat Rises. The 22-year-old hails from London but has Turkish, Irish and Barbadian connections too, so we’ll be sussing that out further. There’s an intriguing breadth and depth of sounds surrounding her Smokey Sade-esque vocals.