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February 2023
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The BRIT Awards are back

Here’s everything you need to know about the BRITS 2023, from who’s nominated and who’s performing, to where and when you can actually watch the show.
The 1975

Forget the Grammys, the BRIT Awards is the highest profile music awards ceremony in the UK, and you need to tune in this year to support local artists including The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Boy Chiller Crew and Ed Sheeran. 

This year’s BRIT Awards 2023, presented by the comedian Mo Gilligan, will take place at The O2 Arena on Saturday 11th February and will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX from 8.30pm. Clara Amfo, Maya Jama and Roman Kemp will present all the red carpet action on ITV2 at 7.30pm.

The removal of gendered categories has led to an all-male shortlist for Artist of the Year at this year’s Brits, which has proved controversial. The nominees are Central Cee, Fred Again, George Ezra, Harry Styles and Stormzy. But International Artist of The Year nominees do feature female acts; they are Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo and Taylor Swift. We’re rooting for North East and Yorkshire groups The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Bad Boy Chiller Crew up for Group of the Year, but Nova Twins and Wet Leg are also nominated. For the International Group award, the nominees are Blackpink, Drake & 21 Savage, First Aid Kit, Fontaines D.C. and Gabriels. 

The nominees for Best New Artist are Kojey Radical, Mimi Webb, Rina Sawayama, Sam Ryder and Wet Leg, while Becky Hill, Bonobo, Calvin Harris, Eliza Rose and Fred Again are all hoping to win Best Dance Act and Aitch, Central Cee, Dave, Loyle Carner and Stormzy will be fighting for the Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act award. Cat Burns, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Sam Smith are all nominated for Best Pop/R&B act this year and The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Nova Twins, Tom Grennan and Wet Leg are all up for Best Rock/Alternative Act.

The nominees for Song of the Year are Aitch & Ahsanti with Baby, Cat Burns with Go, Dave’s Starlight, Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Merry Christmas, Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal with B.O.T.A., George Ezra’s Green Green Grass, Harry Styles with As It Was, Lewis Capaldi’s comeback hit Forget Me, LF System’s Afraid To Feel and Sam Smith & Kim Petras with Unholy.

The International Song of the Year nominees are Beyoncé with Break My Soul, David Guetta & Bebe Rexha’s I'm Good (Blue), Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran with Peru, We Don't Talk About Bruno from the Encanto soundtrack, Gayle with abcdefu, Jack Harlow and First Class, Lizzo with About Damn Time, Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott’s Where Are You Now, OneRepublic with I Ain't Worried and Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero. 

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Nominations for Mastercard Album of the Year are The 1975 for Being Funny in A Foreign Language, Wet Leg for Wet Leg, Harry Styles for Harry’s House (which recently won a Grammy), Stormzy for This Is What I Mean and Fred Again for Actual Life 3.

Cat Burns will be performing alongside Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Lizzo, Sam Smith and Kim Petras, Stormzy and Wet Leg. This year marks 30 years of ITV as broadcast partner, with sponsor Mastercard celebrating 25 years of support.

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