Declan McKenna named BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year 2017

Declan McKenna has been named BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year, as part of the BBC Music Awards 2017.  

In 2014 – when he was only 15 years old – Declan uploaded his breakthrough single ‘Brazil’ to BBC Music Introducing in Beds, Herts and Bucks. This year, he released his critically acclaimed debut album ‘What Do You Think About the Car?’ via Columbia Records.

Declan says, "I'm delighted and honoured to accept this award from BBC Music Introducing. I'd like to say a big thank you for relentlessly rooting for me throughout the years; no award could ever overshadow the time, effort and support given by so many others to get me to the point I'm at now, and for that I'm eternally grateful!"

Three further BBC Music Awards – Artist of the Year, British Album of the Year and Live Performance of the Year – will be announced as part of ‘The Year in Music 2017’, a one-hour special to be aired on BBC Two on December 8th. The programme will also feature contributions from artists including Foo Fighters and George Ezra, plus a specially shot performance by Rag'n'Bone Man.   


The full list of Sony Music nominees for the remaining BBC Music Awards is as follows: 

Artist of the Year

Harry Styles
Rag'n'Bone Man   

British Album of the Year

Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Rag'n'Bone Man – Human   

Live Performance of the Year

Depeche Mode – Glasgow Barrowlands, 6 Music Festival
Foo Fighters – Glastonbury