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 STYLES, WET LEG
LEAD BRIT NOMS

Wet Leg and Harry Styles lead this year’s BRIT Awards nominations with four apiece. Others up for multiple nods include Aitch and Arctic Monkeys.

Following a breakout year, Wet Leg was nominated for Mastercard Album of the Year for its self-titled debut on Domino as well as Group of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Alternative/Rock Act. Styles will compete for Album of the Year with Harry’s House (Columbia). He’s also in contention for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “As It Was” and Best Pop/R&B Act.

Styles will vie with Central Cee, George Ezra, Stormzy and Fred again.. for Artist of the Year and Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Cat Burns and Sam Smith for Best Pop/R&B Act.

Styles, Burns and Smith are all nominated for Song of the Year, which also sees Aitch, Dave, Ed Sheeran & Elton John, Eliza Rose and Lewis Capaldi in the running.

As pointed out by The Guardian, the list is dominated by male artists, with women-led acts making up just 33% of the nominations. This year’s roster of contenders will be particularly scrutinized for gender balance following the scrapping of the Best British Male and Female categories in 2022 after criticism that Smith, who is non-binary, was not eligible in either category.

The winners will be revealed on 2/11 at a ceremony at London’s O2 Arena. Smith, Kim Petras and Wet Leg will perform.

The winners of the four genre categories—Best Rock/Alternative Act, Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, Best Dance Act and Best Pop/R&B Act—will be determined by a public vote on TikTok starting 1/19.

THE NOMINATIONS

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 (January 1-September 9 2022)

Artist of the Year

  • Central Cee
  • Fred Again..
  • George Ezra
  • Harry Styles
  • Stormzy

Song of the Year

  • Aitch/Ashanti, "Baby"
  • Cat Burns, "Go"
  • Dave, "Starlight"
  • Ed Sheeran & Elton John, "Merry Christmas"
  • Eliza Rose/Interplanetary Criminal, "B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)"
  • George Ezra, "Green Green Grass"
  • Harry Styles, "As It Was"
  • Lewis Capaldi, "Forget Me"
  • LF System, "Afraid to Feel"
  • Sam Smith & Kim Petras, "Unholy"

Best New Artist

  • Kojey Radical
  • Mimi Webb
  • Rina Sawayama
  • Sam Ryder
  • Wet Leg

Group of the Year

  • The 1975
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew
  • Nova Twins
  • Wet Leg

Best Pop/R&B Act

  • Cat Burns
  • Charli XCX
  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • Sam Smith

Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

  • Aitch
  • Central Cee
  • Dave
  • Loyle Carner
  • Stormzy

Best Rock/Alternative Act

  • The 1975
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Nova Twins
  • Tom Grennan
  • Wet Leg

Best Dance Act

  • Becky Hill
  • Bonobo
  • Calvin Harris
  • Eliza Rose
  • Fred again..

International Artist of the Year

  • Beyoncé
  • Burna Boy
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift

International Song of the Year

  • Beyoncé, "BREAK MY SOUL"
  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, "I’m Good (Blue)"
  • Firebox 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"

International Group of the Year

  • BLACKPINK
  • Drake & 21 Savage
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fontaines DC
  • Gabriels