The anticipation for the 2024 BRIT Awards has reached a fever pitch with the unveiling of this year’s nominations, promising an extraordinary celebration of British music. Making history, RAYE leads the pack with an unprecedented seven nominations, marking a milestone in the BRITs’ history since its inception in 1977.
RAYE’s remarkable nominations include prestigious categories like Artist of the Year and Mastercard Album of the Year, showcasing her profound impact and success in the music industry. This achievement surpasses the previous record of six nominations held by distinguished artists such as Gorillaz, Craig David, and Robbie Williams.
The exhilarating moment of revelation occurred in a 30-minute special titled ‘Bring on The BRITs with Mastercard: The 2024 Nominations’, streamed on the BRITs’ official Instagram and Facebook channels. Hosted by Yinka Bokinni and Jack Saunders, the special took viewers through the thrilling category shortlists, featuring appearances from some of the nominated artists.
In a significant stride toward gender representation, over half (55%) of this year’s nominations feature women, either as solo artists or as part of all-women groups, reflecting the music industry’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
Noteworthy changes have been introduced in the Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year categories, expanding the number of nominees from five to ten. This evolution is part of a broader initiative to enhance representation and inclusivity within the awards.
Dua Lipa, with three nominations, has been confirmed as the first performer at the main event, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. Central Cee and J Hus stand out with four nominations each, adding to the excitement of the BRITs.
A new genre award category for R&B Act has been introduced, emphasizing the diverse musical styles in the UK. This addition, along with categories like Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Pop Act, and Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, highlights the rich tapestry of British music.
In a surprising twist, The Rolling Stones have received a BRIT award nomination after over a decade, adding a legendary touch to the evening. Other notable nominees include Blur, Calvin Harris, Dave, Little Simz, Olivia Dean, and Young Fathers, all contending for three awards each.
The winners, who will be presented with trophies designed by visual artist Rachel Jones, will be announced at The BRIT Awards with Mastercard on 2nd March at The O2 arena, with the ceremony broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX. Fans can participate in voting for the genre awards through Instagram starting 1st February.
From record-breaking nominations to new categories and the inclusion of legendary acts, the 2024 BRIT Awards are poised to be a landmark event, celebrating both established and emerging talents in the British music scene.
British album of the year
Blur – The Ballad of Darren
J Hus – Beautiful and Brutal Yard
Little Simz – No Thank You
Raye – My 21st Century Blues
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy
British artist of the year
Chase and Status
Headie One & K-Trap
Song of the year
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – Miracle
Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe – Prada
Central Cee – Let Go
Central Cee and Dave – Sprinter
Dua Lipa – Dance the Night
Ed Sheeran – Eyes Closed
J Hus – Who Told You
Kenya Grace – Strangers
Lewis Capaldi – Wish You the Best
PinkPantheress – Boy’s a Liar
Raye – Escapism
Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry – Dancing Is Healing
Stormzy and Debbie – Firebabe
Switch Disco and Ella Henderson – React
Venbee and Goddard – Messy in Heaven
Lana Del Rey
Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For
David Kushner – Daylight
Doja Cat – Paint the Town Red
Jazzy – Giving Me
Libianca – People
Meghan Trainor – Made You Look
Miley Cyrus – Flowers
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Robin Schulz and Oliver Tree – Miss You
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
Peggy Gou – (It Goes Like) Nanana
Rema – Calm Down
SZA – Kill Bill
Tate McRae – Greedy
Tyla – Water
Bring Me the Horizon
The Rolling Stones
Barry Can’t Swim