After the Grammy-dominating Brit's stateside takeover, three more soulful singer-songwriters from across the pond are looking to follow in his footsteps this year.

1. George Ezra

The Bluesy Sam Smith

Age: 21

Hit-to-be: "Budapest" (No. 9 on Hot Rock Songs)

Why he's next: After topping the charts in Britain with his debut, Wanted on Voyage, which Columbia released stateside in January, Ezra is showing off his polished Americana and gravelly vocals on U.S. tours with Smith and, later this year, Hozier.

2. James Bay

The Folky Sam Smith

Age: 24

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