BBC Sound Of 2017 winner: Ray BLK
6 January 2017 Last updated at 10:43 GMT
Ray BLK discovered music at an early age.
It helped her deal with growing up in a tough south London neighbourhood.
And that "hood" has shaped the music she has created so far.
She says 2016 was a whirlwind of a year - and it looks like 2017 could follow suit with Ray BLK named the winner of BBC Sound of 2017.