2021 BRIT Awards nominations in full
Nominations for the 2021 BRIT Awards have been revealed, with dance and rap acts topping the group after a strong year for both genres.
Numerous works have seen three nominations each including Celeste – who won the 2020 Rising Star Award – Dua Lipa and Arlo Parks who will all compete in the Solo Artist and Album of the Year category. Celeste and Arlo Parks also compete with Breakthrough Artist while Dua Lipa competes in the list of the top 5 Physical Songs of the British song.
British rappers have had a strong presence in nominations for 2021 following the huge success the genre has had over the past 12 months. Rising duo Young T & Bugsey have three nominations, while AJ Tracey, Headie One and J Hus garnered two nods each, as the three competed in Male Solo Artist and British Single; Young T & Bugsey’s viral mega hit, Don’t Rush, Headie One’s Best 5 Ain’t It Different, and AJ Tracey collaborations with Manchester rapper Aitch, Rain are all on the shortlist.
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The dance business is also seeing a lot of recognition this year after a similarly successful year, with Joel Curry receiving three nominations for the British single for Head & Heart with MNEK, Breakthrough Artist and Male Solo Artist. Three other major dance tracks from last year 220 Kid & Gracey, Nathan Dawe, Regard & Raye were also nominated for British Single alongside Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and S1mba songs.
There is an eclectic range of works that compete with the British group, with Bicep, Biffy Clyro, Little Mix and The 1975 joining Young T & Bugsey, as well as BTS, Fontaines DC, Haim, Burna Boy, Cardi B, The Weeknd and Ariana Grande from Among the international nominations.
The BRIT Awards 2021 will take place on Tuesday 11 May at The O2 Arena in London, broadcast on ITV and hosted by Jack Whitehall for the fourth year.
2021 Brit Award nominees in full
Leanne is not Havas
Male solo artist
Young Tea and Bugs
British single with MasterCard
220 Kid & Gracey – You Don’t Need Love
Aitch & Aj Tracey Ft Tay Keith – Rain
Dua lipa – somatic
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Headie One Ft Aj Tracey & Stormzy- Isn’t it any different
Joel Currie introduced you – head and heart
Nathan Dow Ft Ksi – Lighter
Regard & Raye – Secrets
S1mba introduced a Dtg – Rover
Young T & Bugsey Ft Headie One- Don’t rush
Arlo Parks – collapsed in sunlight
Celeste – not your muse
Dua Lipa – nostalgia for the future
J Mania – big plot
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Fun?
International solo artist
International solo artist
Taming the Impala