The Brit Awards is the most important occasion within the UK’s music calendar but, within the run-up to this 12 months’s ceremony, it has turn into the topic of a heated debate.
The Brits’ organisers have come underneath hearth in latest weeks for releasing a nominations listing dominated by male artists in the top categories. We already know the Artist of the Yr will probably be a person as a result of no ladies have been included on the five-person shortlist for the gender-neutral award. The Brits scrapped the Greatest Male and Greatest Feminine classes and changed them with a single prize final 12 months after the Oscar-winning singer Sam Smith, who identifies as non-binary and makes use of they/them pronouns, was routinely excluded from the 2021 nominations.
When it comes to the general awards race, pop celebrity Harry Types and indie duo Moist Leg lead the pack with 4 nods every. Each acts are set to showcase their skills on the evening and so they be a part of a star-studded line-up of confirmed performers together with Stormzy, Lizzo, Cat Burns, Sam Smith & Kim Petras, David Guetta, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson.
Stormzy, The 1975, Cat Burns and Fred once more… are vying for 3 gongs every whereas Sam Ryder makes historical past as the primary Eurovision act to be nominated for Greatest New Artist.
Comic Mo Gilligan will host the awards present for the second 12 months operating at London’s O2 Enviornment on Saturday, February 11 – the primary time the occasion has been held on a weekend in its historical past. The ceremony will probably be broadcast dwell on ITV1 and ITVX from 8pm.
The Brit Award 2023 nominees listing in full
Artist of the Yr
Fred once more…