BRIT Awards 2023 nominations revealed

The full list of nominees for the BRIT Awards 2023 has been announced . This year’s ceremony is due to take place at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday, February 13. Hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan, the show will be broadcast on ITV 1 again for the 30th time.

Wet Leg are up for four BRITs in total: Mastercard Album Of The Year (‘Wet Leg’), Group Of The Year, Best New Artist and Alternative/Rock Act. Somebody hold our horses while we get to grips with this wild news, being nominated for a BRIT award is too hard to comprehend,” the Isle Of Wight duo said in a joint statement. “We never could have expected for our wee band to achieve this.

Elsewhere, The 1975 are in the running for three BRITs this year: Mastercard Album Of The Year (‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’), Group Of The Year and Alternative/Rock Act.

BRIT Awards 2023

Arctic Monkeys, meanwhile, have received nods in the Group Of The Year and Alternative/Rock Act categories.
Stormzy‘s third studio record ‘This Is What I Mean’ is also up for the Mastercard Album Of The Year prize. Additionally, the Croydon MC is vying for Artist Of The Year and Hip-Hop, Grime and Rap Act.

The latter category is completed by Aitch, Central Cee, Dave and Loyle Carner.
Fontaines D.C. feature in the International Group Of The Year category alongside Blackpink, Drake and 21 Savage, First Aid Kit and Gabriels.

Representing the worlds of pop and R&B are Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Charli XCX and Cat Burns. Styles also has three other nods, including Song Of The Year With Mastercard (‘As It Was’).

Taylor Swift shares the International Artist Of The Year category with Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Lizzo. Her ‘Midnights’ single ‘Anti-Hero’ has also been shortlisted for International Song Of The Year.

The full list of nominees for the BRIT Awards 2023 is as follows:

Mastercard Album Of The Year
The 1975 – ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’
Wet Leg – ‘Wet Leg’
Harry Styles – ‘Harry’s House’
Stormzy – ‘This Is What I Mean’
Fred Again – ‘Actual Life 3’

Artist Of The Year
Central Cee
Fred Again
George Ezra
Harry Styles

Group Of The Year
The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Nova Twins
Wet Leg

Best New Artist
Kojey Radical
Mimi Webb
Rina Sawayama
Sam Ryder
Wet Leg

Song Of The Year With Mastercard
Aitch/Ashanti – ‘Baby’
Cat Burns – ‘Go’
Dave – ‘Starlight’
Ed Sheeran and Elton John – ‘Merry Christmas’
Eliza Rose/Interplanetary Criminal – ‘BOTA’
George Ezra – ‘Green Green Grass’
Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’
Lewis Capaldi – ‘Forget Me’
LF System – ‘Afraid To Feel’
Sam Smith and Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’

International Artist Of The Year
Burna Boy
Kendrick Lamar
Taylor Swift

International Group Of The Year
Drake and 21 Savage
First Aid Kit
Fontaines DC

International Song Of The Year
Beyoncé – ‘Break My Soul’
David Guetta and Bebe Rexha – ‘I’m Good’
Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran – ‘Peru’
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz – ‘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’

Best new artist

Kojey Radical
Rina Sawayama
Sam Ryder
Mimi Webb
Wet Leg
Rising Star

Flo – winners
Cat Burns
Nia Archives
Best alternative / rock

The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Nova Twins
Tom Grennan
Wet Leg
Best dance

Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Eliza Rose
Fred Again
Best hip-hop / rap / grime

Central Cee
Loyle Carner
Pop / R&B

Cat Burns
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Sam Smith

Source: BBC

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