Who's busted the biggest barriers this year?
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This year was jam-packed with new talent that made our eardrums tingle. Take a look at our picks for Best Breakthrough and let us know what you think by voting for your fave!
It's been a huge year for 25-year-old Emeli Sande. She started out the year winning the prestigious Critics Choice Brit Award and a No
2 hit with Next To Me. Then her debut album Our Version Of Events shot all
the way to No 1. If you
didn't already know who Emeli was, you certainly did by the summer when she had
the honour of performing at both the Olympic opening AND closing ceremonies
- the most watched television events of the year. Vote for Emeli.
All the way from
New York City, Fun. had a 'where the hell
did they come from' No 1 hit in May with We Are Young. The song became a megahit in the States
after it appeared in an advert during the Superbowl, eventually topping the US
charts for an amazing 6 weeks. The video
featured a crazy slow-motion bar brawl, and the boys were back on fighting form
again in June, dressed as Civil War soldiers for another Top10 hit Some
Nights. Vote for Fun..
London trio Alexandra, Karis and Courtney charmed the pants off us in 2012 with their cheeky style and stunning vocals. They burst into the charts in March in an explosion of colour with their eye-popping Love Me video, featuring US star Travie McCoy. In June it was time to release their follow up, and they came back swinging with the sixties style ballad Black Heart. That same month they were hand-picked by Nicky Minaj as the opening act on her UK tour. And if that wasn't enough, TLC's Chilli and T-Boz appeared in the video for their cover of Waterfalls! Vote for Stooshe.Vote for Conor.
Lawson kicked off the year as the support act for The Wanted on their UK tour, but it wasn't long before they took centre stage themselves. In May they released their debut single When She Was Mine, written about bandmember Andy's ex girlfriend, Mollie from The Saturdays. Their second single Taking Me Over got all the way to No 3. With their just released debut album providing them with a third smash, Standing In The Dark, it's clear Lawson have truly made it. Vote for Lawson.Vote for Rita Ora.
Vote for Little Mix.
Vote for Cover Drive.
After finishing in fourth place on last year's X Factor, the jury was out on whether Misha B would be a musical success stories from that series, or fade away into obscurity like so many of the other contestants. When she released her debut single Home Run in July, complete with a crazy day-glo video, it was clear that the Diva from Manchester was going to deliver the goods. Next came 90s-style Do You Think Of Me and another co=writing credit for Misha, cementing her place as one of THE female artists to keep your eye on. Vote for Misha.