News - December 2, 2016

BRIT Awards 2017 Critics’ Choice Shortlist unveiled
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BRIT Awards 2017 Critics’ Choice Shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the 2017 BRIT Awards Critics' Choice Award has been unveiled. 

Nominated this year are sultry singer Dua Lipa, R&B troubadour Rag'n'Bone Man and Ann-Marie, best known for her work with Clean Bandit and Rudimental. The winner will be announced next Thursday (December 8th). 

The award is chosen by a select group of music industry experts, including music editors of national newspapers, magazines and websites as well as people from major TV and radio stations.

To qualify for the award, an artist must be British and not have released an album before 31st December in that year. 

Previous winners of the award have included Florence And The Machine, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Tom Odell, and, last year, Sam Smith. 

The BRIT Awards will take place on February 22nd at London's O2 Arena with nominations announced on January 14th. 

Robbie Williams will pick up the 2017 Icon Award at the awards, which will be hosted by Michael Bublé. 

Bublé takes over from Ant and Dec as the host of the ceremony. The pair have hosted the ceremony for the past two years, taking over from James Corden, who hosted in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

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