A panel of industry experts and BBC 1Xtra DJs has named Ed Sheeran the most important artist in black and urban music. 1 Xtra bills itself as leading black music station in the UK. #2 on the chart was twice as white as Sheeran, if that's possible. Disclosure - two white brothers named Guy and Howard Lawrence, and the equally Caucasian Sam Smith was in fourth place. Rapper Tinie Tempah was the highest rated black artist at #3. Artists were considered on a number of variables such as sales statistics, plus more subjective areas like the quality of music and...

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