Pale Waves and Lewis Capaldi have been announced as the latest acts to join the BBC Radio 1 Brit List.
Launched in 2017, the Brit List is a programme of support that commits to helping British artists who are in the build up to the release of their debut albums.
Stormzy, Mabel and Anne-Marie are just a few of the names that have featured on the list so far and have benefited from the support provided by the programme.
Brit List boss Chris Price said that both Pale Waves and Capaldi were in the perfect place in their careers to join the programme.
He said: ‘We feel they are just at the right tipping point in their career to really benefit from a long-term commitment from Radio 1’s Playlist and we look forward to supporting them in the future’
Pale Waves, who have worked closely with indie-pop icons The 1975 on producing recent single There’s a Honey, said: ‘We’re so, so pleased to have been chosen for Brit List! Radio 1 have been a massive part of our story, from some of our first radio plays to being on the BBC Sound Of list this year. It’s been a huge year for us and we can’t wait to see what happens next. Thank you so much for all the support and lots of love to BBC Introducing in Manchester who have been there from the start!’
Speaking of his addition to the programme, Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi said: ‘Ridiculously excited and honoured to be included in Radio 1’s Brit List! The entire team at Radio 1 and BBC Introducing have been incredible since day one, between them they’ve turned up to pretty much every show and played every tune. I’ve spent so many hours listening to Radio 1 growing up and also in the car last year when I was writing these songs between trips to London and writing back home in Scotland. I could never even have imagined I’d be included in the Brit List, I really can’t thank them enough!’