The European Border Breakers Awards recognise artists who have achieved international success outside of their own country.
The winners of the 2012 awards are:
• Elektro Guzzi (Austria)
• Selah Sue (Belgium)
• Agnes Obel (Denmark)
• Ben l'Oncle Soul (France)
• Boy (Germany)
• James Vincent McMorrow (Ireland)
• Afrojack (Netherlands)
• Alexandra Stan (Romania)
• Swedish House Mafia (Sweden)
• Anna Calvi (UK)
To be eligible for the awards, the artists must have enjoyed border-breaking success with their first international release in Europe. The winners will receive their awards in a televised ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands, on 11 January 2012.
One of the winners will also receive a 'Public Choice Award'. From 1st November until December 31st you can vote for your favourite artist on www.ebba-awards.eu. By voting, you could also win a trip to the award ceremony which will see Anna Calvi, James Vincent McMorrow, Selah Sue, Elektro Guzzi, Agnes Obel and Boy all perform on stage.
Former winners of the 'EBBA Awards include Adele, The Baseballs, Carla Bruni, KT Tunstall, Tokio Hotel, The Ting Tings, Lykke Li, The Scripts, Milow, Katie Melua, Mumford and Sons and Caro Emerald.
The awards take place at Eurosonic Noorderslag - Europe’s most important music conference and showcase festival.