The nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards have been revealed, with RAYE leading the way with seven nominations in total – a first by any artist since The BRITs began in 1977, eclipsing the record to date of six held by Gorillaz (2002), Craig David (2001) and Robbie Williams (1999).
For 2024, The BRITs increased the number of nominees for both Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year from five to 10, a change aimed at improving representation and inclusion.
More than half (55%) of the 2024 BRITs nominations feature women – either as a solo artist or as part of an all-woman group. This figure rises to 57% when including women in mixed gender groups.
A new genre award category R&B Act has been introduced for 2024, which along with Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Pop Act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, collectively showcase the versatility, creativity and diverse styles of music in the UK.
Six-time BRIT winner Dua Lipa receives three nominations this year, Central Cee and J Hus both receive four nominations, with Central Cee up twice for Song of the Year with Mastercard.
2024 also sees the first BRIT nomination for The Rolling Stones in over a decade; having been nominated four times previously in 1977, 1995, 1996 and 2013.
In December, The BRITs announced the winner of the 2024 Rising Star supported by BBC Radio 1 award as The Last Dinner Party, previously won by Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sandé, Griff, and last year’s winner, FLO.
The winners of Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year will be revealed over the coming weeks, along with other show announcements.
BRITs RISING STAR
Supported by BBC Radio 1
The Last Dinner Party (Winner)
MASTERCARD 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
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OF THE YEAR
Chase & Status
Headie One & K-Trap
BEST NEW ARTIST, In association with TRESemme
SONG OF THE YEAR WITH MASTERCARD, promoted by Capital
Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding, Miracle
cassö/RAYE/D-Block Europe, Prada
Central Cee, Let Go
Dave & Central Cee, Sprinter
Dua Lipa, Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)
Ed Sheeran, Eyes Closed
J Hus Ft Drake, Who Told You
Kenya Grace, Strangers
Lewis Capaldi, Wish You The Best
PinkPantheress, Boy’s a liar
RAYE ft 070 Shake, Escapism.
Rudimental/Charlotte Plank /Vibe Chemistry, Dancing Is Healing
Stormzy Ft Debbie, Firebabe
Switch Disco & Ella Henderson, REACT
Venbee & Goddard, Messy In Heaven
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lana Del Rey
INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
Billie Eilish, What Was I Made For
David Kushner, Daylight
Doja Cat, Paint The Town Red
Jazzy, Giving Me
Meghan Trainor, Made You Look
Miley Cyrus, Flowers
Noah Kahan, Stick Season
Oliver Tree & Robin Schulz, Miss You
Olivia Rodrigo, vampire
Peggy Gou, (It Goes Like) Nanana
Rema, Calm Down
SZA, Kill Bill
Tate McRae, greedy
Five nominations identified by Voting Academy. Post Nominations Launch, the public will be invited via Instagram to vote for the winner in each category.
ALTERNATIVE/ROCK ACT, promoted by Radio X
Bring Me The Horizon
The Rolling Stones
HIP HOP/GRIME /RAP ACT, promoted by KISS Fresh
Barry Can’t Swim
POP ACT, promoted by HITS Radio
R&B ACT, promoted by Capital XTRA
To be announced prior to the BRIT Awards.
The winners - who will each receive an award designed this year by visual artist and painter Rachel Jones - will be revealed at The BRIT Awards with Mastercard on March 2 at The O2 arena, broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX.
Damian Christian, managing director and president of promotions at Atlantic Records (part of Warner Music UK) and Chair of the BRIT Committee for 2024 said: “This year's BRIT nominees really highlight the incredible breadth and diversity within British music. From breaking artists to returning greats, and with artists spanning so many genres, this year's shortlist really feels like it has it all. I'd like to congratulate RAYE on her record-breaking seven nominations, as well as every other artist up for an award - I hope to see you all on the night!"
Dr. Jo Twist OBE, BPI chief executive and YolanDa Brown OBE DL, BPI chair said in a joint statement: “We congratulate all the nominees on their deserved recognition of a brilliant year in music, and in particular RAYE on her exceptional achievement of a record seven nominations, underlining a truly outstanding 12 months for her. It’s also wonderful that women overall have performed so strongly across so many of the awards categories. We shared in last year’s disappointment that women were not represented in the British Artist of the Year nominations, and it’s heartening to see such a strong showing in the BRITs 2024 nominations. With such an exciting new generation of diverse talent coming through, we hope and will continue to work towards more balanced representation increasingly becoming the norm rather than the exception.”
The BRITs Voting Academy, responsible for determining the shortlists and the overall winners for The BRIT Awards (bar Rising Star, Songwriter and Producer awards which are voted on or decided by separate panels), is refreshed annually, drawing on updated member data, to ensure relevance and diversity across its participants.
The Voting Academy is composed of approximately 1300 individuals drawn from across the music industry, including artists, managers, media, producers, publishers, record labels, retailers and more.
For 2024, The Voting Academy achieved a balanced split of men and women and included a number of members who identified as non binary or who preferred not to specify their gender, whilst a quarter of its members identified as Black, Asian or ethnic minority background. The Academy and the voting process is overseen by Civica – an independent voting scrutineer.
This year, The BRITs are teaming up with Music Declares Emergency to amplify the NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET campaign. This campaign has the support of thousands of artists including some of the biggest names in music and this new partnership with The BRITs will give music fans a way to get involved in positive climate action. Music fans can get involved now by heading to nomusiconadeadplanet.org to sign up for monthly climate action challenges and music giveaways!
Mastercard returns as headline partner of The BRIT Awards for the 26th year. Hilton will be this year’s Official Hotel Partner. TRESemmé will debut at the awards as the Official Haircare Partner as well as named partner of the Best New Artist category.