The 21-year-old Finnish songwriter ALMA is known for her musical talent and songwriting. Debut song Karma is one of those instant pop gems that earned her two Finnish Grammys and comparisons to Rihanna, or 'the voice of Amy Winehouse with Crystal Castles' electronic pop'. She scores smash hit after smash hit (with German EDM-producer Felix Jaehn and recently American hip hop artist French Montana), is signed to Universal Music and made quite an impression at the BBC Radio 1 Future Festival and at Eurosonic 2017. She’s currently working on her debut album with the likes of MNEK, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, 2 Inch Punch and Charli XCX.
Earlier, Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria), Youngr (UK), Blanche (Belgium), Alice Merton (Germany), Sigrid (Norway), Skott (Sweden), Off Bloom (Denmark) and Salvador Sobral (Portugal) were also announced as winners of an EBBA. The winners will receive their award in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on 17 January 2018. The ceremony will also feature performances by the winning acts.