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LIPA, PARKS LEAD
BRITS NOMS

Nominations for the 2021 BRIT Awards are in, with Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, AJ Tracey, Young T & Bugsey and Celeste securing three each, while British rap stars J Hus and Headie One have two noms apiece.

Lipa is up for Mastercard Album (a female-heavy category this year) for Future Nostalgia (Warner Records), Female Solo Artist and British Single for “Physical”; Parks is up for Female Solo Artist, Mastercard Album for her debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive), and Breakthrough Artist; Celeste will battle it out with them for Female Solo Artist and Mastercard Album, for her debut, Not Your Muse (Polydor). She's also vying for Breakthrough Artist. 

Young T & Bugsey have been nominated for three awards (British Single, Breakthrough Artist and British Group), and J Hus and Headie One are up for two awards each (Male Solo Artist and Mastercard Album and Male Solo Artist and British Single, respectively). AJ Tracey is contending for three (Male Solo Artist and two in the British Single category, one as a featured artist), while dance act Joel Corry is in the running for three awards (Male Solo Artist, Breakthrough Artist and British Single).

Universal and Sony are tied for the most noms with 14, Warner with 11 and the independent sector with eight. BMG and Big Hit have one apiece. 

On Tuesday, Lipa and BRITs Rising Star winner Griff were announced as the first performers for the awards show, which will take place on 5/11 at London’s O2 Arena

Female Solo Artist
Dua Lipa
Arlo Parks
Celeste
Lianne La Havas 

Mastercard Album
Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia (Warner Records)
Arlo Parks, Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive)
Celeste, Not Your Muse (Polydor)
Jessie Ware, What’s Your Pleasure? (EMI)
J Hus, Big Conspiracy (Black Butter)

Male Solo Artist
AJ Tracey (pictured)
Yungblud
Joel Corry
J Hus
Headie One

Breakthrough Artist
Arlo Parks
Celeste  
Young T & Bugsey
Bicep
Joel Corry

British Single
Dua Lipa, “Physical” (Warner Records)
Young T & Bugsey, “Don’t Rush” (Black Butter)
Aitch and AJ Tracey f/Tay Keith, “Rain” (NQ/Virgin)
Headie One f/AJ Tracey and Stormzy, “Ain’t It Different” (Relentless)
Joel Corry f/MNEK, “Head & Heart” (Asylum)
220 Kid & Gracey, “Don’t Need Love” (Polydor)
Nathan Dawe f/KSI, “Lighter” (Atlantic)
Regard & Raye, “Secrets” (Ministry of Sound)
Harry Styles, “Watermelon Sugar” (Columbia)
S1mba f/DTG, “Rover” (Parlophone)

British Group
The 1975
Little Mix
Bicep
Biffy Clyro 

International Group
BTS
Run the Jewels
Fontaines D.C.
Foo Fighters
Haim 

International Female
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift  

International Male
The Weeknd 
Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
Burna Boy
Bruce Springsteen

 

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