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BBC Music Sound Of 2015: Years & Years Beat James Bay To Scoop Prize

09/01/2015 07:20 GMT | Updated 09/01/2015 09:59 GMT

Years & Years have been named the winners of the BBC Music Sound Of 2015 prize.

The electro-pop band have topped the list, beating off competition from their fellow Brits Critics’ Choice nominees James Bay and George The Poet, who came second and fifth respectively.

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The London-based trio had a successful 2014, and now they’re being tipped for even bigger success in 2015.

Speaking of the win, band members Mikey Goldsworthy, Emre Turkmen and Olly Alexander, state: “We can't really get our heads round it, Olly nearly passed out when we found out, it was so surreal and emotional.

“It feels like it means we’ve got a real shot, which means the world to us. People are going to listen to what we’re going to do, and we’ve just got to not muck it up. We’ve got to make the most of it and deliver.”

The list was first issued in 2003, and last year’s winner Sam Smith has had a tremendous 12 months.

His debut album ‘In the Lonely Hour’ was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and since finding fame, he’s rubbed shoulders with everyone from Taylor Swift to Kim Kardashian.

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