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BBC Sound of 2014 is Sam Smith

Sam Smith has been named as the winner of the BBC's Sound Of 2014.

The 21 year old from Cambridgeshire beat 14 other finalists to the accolade, which predicts the best new artists in the coming year.

170 music critics, bloggers and broadcasters compile the BBC's Sound of list which, in the past, has been topped by the likes of Adele, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J.

The BBC's Entertainment Correspondent Lizo Mzimba reports.