Female talent - including Sting's daughter Coco Sumner - is shining through in a music retailer's tips for the hot new artists of 2010.
The new girls in town come hot on the heels of women who have made a big impact in 2009, with acts such as La Roux, Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine and Little Boots coming to the fore.
According to music store HMV's predictions, the breakthrough names to watch out for in 2010 include singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, and Sumner, who fronts ska-punk band I Blame Coco.
HMV's music manager Melanie Armstrong said: "2010 looks like being another vintage year for new and breakthrough artists.
"The interest among the media and record-buying public in who will be the next big thing just keeps growing with each year, and many of us already have great expectations of the likes of Ellie Goulding, Delphic and Marina and the Diamonds.
"It's also really interesting to see that that, once again, female talent is leading the way."
The list also includes Scottish singer-songwriter Alex Gardner, Dublin indie electronic quartet C.O.D.E.S., New York band The Drums, Southern California's Jesca Hoop, indie rock band The Soft Pack and Hip Hop and Grime act Tinie Tempah.