It's the time of year when tastemakers pinpoint the acts that are set to make an impact on the musical world in the coming year.
We've already seen the BBC Sound of 2017 longlist, but the shortlist for the BRIT Critics' Choice award has just been revealed.
The three names on the list are Rag'n'Bone Man, Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa.
One of them will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Sam Smith and Adele. Jack Garratt won the award for 2016.
Hear music by all three nominees below: