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The nominees for the 2021 BRIT Awards were announced earlier today, March 31.


The award show was initially set for February of 2021, but was then postponed due to the pandemic. The show will now be held May 11 at the O2 Arena in London.

Leading the pack with nominations are artists like Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware, Arlo Parks, Celeste, and more.

The BRITs also make history this year, with female solo artists accounting for four out of the five nominations for album of the year. The nominees are:

The BRITs also separate their awards by gender for categories like best Female Solo Artist and Male Solo Artist.

Nominated for Male Solo Artist are:

  • AJ Tracey
  • Headie One
  • J Hus
  • Joel Corry
  • Yungblud
And nominated for Female Solo Artist are:
  • Arlo Parks
  • Celeste
  • Dua Lipa
  • Jessie Ware
  • Lianne La Havas

The nominees for British Group are:

  • Bicep
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • The 1975
  • Young T & Bugsey
Little Mix shared their reaction to the nomination with a cute video to social medias:

Continuing with the awards is British Single, a lengthier group of nominees:

  • 220 Kid & Gracey – 'Don't Need Love'
  • Aitch & AJ Tracey ft Tae Keith – 'Rain'
  • Dua Lipa – 'Physical'
  • Harry Styles – 'Watermelon Sugar'
  • Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy – 'Ain't It Different'
  • Joel Corry ft MNEK – 'Head & Heart'
  • Nathan Dawe ft KSI – 'Lighter'
  • Regard & Raye – 'Secrets'
  • Simba ft DTG – 'Rover'
  • Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One – 'Don't Rush'

Breakthrough Artist nominees:

  • Arlo Parks
  • Bicep
  • Celeste
  • Joel Corry
  • Young T & Bugsey
Arlo Parks shared excitement for her three nominations on socials post-announcement:

The award show also honors artists outside of Britain, with categories for best International Group, International Female Solo Artist, and International Male Solo Artist. Appearing in these categories are well-known artists like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, HAIM, and more.

You can tune into the event to see the winners on May 11 at 4 p.m. EDT!

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