The BRIT Awards has announced its 2023 nominees this week via the Bring on the BRITS livestream.
Wet Leg and Harry Styles are this year’s frontrunners, with four nominations each. Cat Burns, Fred Again.., Stormzy and The 1975 are close on their heels, all with three nominations.
The nominees for the gender neutral Artist of the Year category are all men, with Central Cee, Fred Again.., George Ezra, Harry Styles and Stormzy in the running. The shortlist for Best New Artist displays a more even gender split, with Kojey Radical, Mimi Webb, Rina Sawayama, Sam Ryder and Wet Leg up for the accolade.
Songwriting teams prevail this year, as groups of three or more writers are behind the majority of the nominated tracks for Song of the Year. Only two nominees in this category, Dave’s Starlight and B.O.T.A (Baddest of them All) by Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal were composed by a single person. They were written by Dave and Eliza Rose respectively.
There are a number of first-time nominees across the categories in 2023, including Cat Burns, including Nova Twins, Sam Ryder, Kojey Radical, Gayle, Gabriels, Eliza Rose, Jack Harlow, Mimi Webb and Blackpink.
The BRIT Awards 2023 will take place on Saturday 11 February at The O2 Arena. The ceremony will broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX.
MASTERCARD ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The 1975 - Being Funny In A Foreign Language
Harry Styles - Harry's House
Fred again.. - Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)
Stormzy - This Is What I Mean
Wet Leg - Wet Leg
GROUP OF THE YEAR
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
BEST NEW ARTIST
SONG OF THE YEAR
Aitch/Ashanti – Baby (Written by Ashanti, Aitch, Irv Gotti, Fred Again.., Berwyn, Chink Santana, Benjy Gibson and Crooza)
Cat Burns – Go (Written by Cat Burns, Wille Tannergard, The Beach and Jonah)
Dave – Starlight (written by Dave)
Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas (Written by Ed Sheeran, Elton John and Steve Mac)
Eliza Rose/Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A (Baddest Of Them All) (Written by Eliza Rose)
George Ezra – Green Green Grass (Written by George Ezra, Joel Pott and Stuart Price)
Harry Styles – As It Was (written by Harry Styles, Kid Harpoon and Taylor Johnson)
Lewis Capaldi – Forget Me (Written by Lewis Capaldi, Michael Pollack, Phillip Plested and TMS)
LF System – Afraid To Feel (Written by Charles Simmons, Joseph Jefferson and Richard Roebuck)
Sam Smith & Kim Petras – Unholy (Written by Sam Smith, Kim Petras, Jimmy Napes, ILYA, Blake Slatkin, Cirkut and Omer Fedi)
INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Drake & 21 Savage
First Aid Kit
INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – Break My Soul
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I'm Good (Blue)
Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran – Peru
Gaitan / Castillo / Adassa / Feliz – We Don't Talk About Bruno
Gayle – Abcdefu
Jack Harlow – First Class
Lizzo – About Damn Time
Lost Frequencies / Calum Scott – Where Are You Now
OneRepublic – I Ain't Worried
Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
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