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Ed Sheeran tops Radio 1Xtra's Power List

Ed Sheeran has topped a poll conducted by BBC Radio 1Xtra which compiles the most important and influential artists in contemporary British black and urban music.

The digital station asked 1Xtra listeners to submit suggestions for their Power List before a panel of 1Xtra DJs and industry experts voted for the final line up.

Ed Sheeran came out on top with sibling dance duo Disclosure and rapper Tinie Tempah behind in second and third place.

The ‘Don’t’ singer’s placing on the Power List was announced yesterday morning (July 11) by breakfast show presenters Twin B and Yasmin Evans.

In response to the news Sheeran said: “Thank you so much guys, you guys are legends!”

1Xtra’s full Power List was voted as follows:

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Disclosure 
3. Tinie Tempah
4. Sam Smith
5. Rudimental
6. Emeli Sande
7. Naughty Boy
8. Katy B
9. Krept & Konan
10. Fuse ODG
11. Boy Better Know
12. Rita Ora
13. Lethal Bizzle
14. DJ Fresh
15. Jessie J
16. Wiley
17. Giggs
18. Laura Mvula
19. Wretch
20. Dizzee Rascal

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