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The BRIT Awards 2024 release music nominations

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The BRIT Awards 2024 release music nominations

The nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards were this afternoon revealed in a 30-minute special streamed on social media.

Host Yinka Bokinni took viewers through the category shortlists, with a few guest appearances from nominated artists and fellow broadcaster Jack Saunders. The winners – who will each receive an award designed this year by visual artist and painter Rachel Jones – will be revealed at The BRIT Awards with Mastercard on Saturday 2nd March at The O2 arena, broadcast live on ITV1, STV, STV Player and ITVX.

Taking the title of the most nominated artist in a single BRITs year, RAYE leads the charge with an incredible seven nominations in total – a first by any artist since The BRITs began in 1977, eclipsing the record to date of six held by Gorillaz (2002), Craig David (2001) and Robbie Williams (1999). In recognition of what has been a spectacular year for the independent artist, singer/songwriter and BRIT School graduate, she is nominated for: Artist of the Year, Mastercard Album of the Year, Best New Artist (along with Mahalia, Olivia Dean, PinkPantheress and Yussef Dayes), Pop Act, R&B Act, and receives two nominations in Song of the Year with Mastercard.

Six-time BRIT winner Dua Lipa received three nominations this year; for Artist of the Year, Pop Act and Song of the Year, and is the first artist confirmed to perform on the main show on 2nd March. Dua Lipa last performed at the gong show in 2021. Central Cee and J Hus both receive four nominations, with Central Cee up twice for Song of the Year.

Along with RAYE, Dua Lipa, Central Cee and J Hus, this year’s Artist of the Year category also sees nominations for Arlo Parks, Dave, Fred again.., Jessie Ware, Little Simz and Olivia Dean. Nominees for Album of the Year include Blur, Little Simz and Young Fathers, who each receive three nominations in total. Also up for three awards are Calvin Harris, Dave and Olivia Dean.

The International Artist of the Year category is another immense showdown of global talent; with nominees Asake, Burna Boy, Caroline Polachek, CMAT, Kylie Minogue, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA and Taylor Swift. Olivia, Miley and SZA are also all nominated for International Song of the Year. Other artists up for more than one award include Fred again.., Mahalia, PinkPantheress and Yussef Dayes.

2024 also sees the first BRIT nomination for The Rolling Stones in over a decade; having been nominated four times previously in 1977, 1995, 1996 and 2013. Other artists nominated for a 2024 BRIT award include: Becky Hill, Billie Eilish, CASISDEAD, Charli XCX, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Lewis Capaldi, Noah Kahan, Paramore, Peggy Gou, Rema, Stormzy, Tate McRae and Tyla.

Damian Christian, Chair of the BRIT Committee for 2024:

“This year’s BRIT nominees really highlight the incredible breadth and diversity within British music. From breaking artists to returning greats, and with artists spanning so many genres, this year’s shortlist really feels like it has it all. I’d like to congratulate RAYE on her record-breaking seven nominations, as well as every other artist up for an award – I hope to see you all on the night!”

The BRIT Awards 2024 with Mastercard will take place on Saturday 2nd March – once again back in a primetime Saturday night slot – and will broadcast live from The O2 arena.

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