Young Belgian takes European prize

Singer Selah Sue was among the winners at the European Border Breakers Awards, which focus on young talent in the European pop music scene. Selah Sue was picked together with nine other young artists who all made an international breakthrough between August 2010 and July 2011 with their first international album.

"To eligible for the wards, the artists must have enjoyed border-breaking success with their first international release in Europe," the website explains.

In order to choose those ten artists, a number of factors were taken into account including sales figures, airplay data and polls among the EBU's radio stations and festivals taking part in the European programme ETEP for exchanging talents.

Selah Sue, born Sanne Putseys, is 22 years of age and hails from the Leuven region in Flemish Brabant. She will receive the prize on 11 January during the Eurosonic-Noorderslag Festival in Groningen (Netherlands).

The other winners are Agnes Nobel (Denmark), Swedish House Mafia (Sweden), Boy (Germany), Ben l'Oncle Soul (France), James McMorrow (Ireland), Afrojack (Netherlands), Elektro Guzzi (Austria), Alexandra Stan (Romania) and Anna Calvi (UK).