News - January 13, 2020

Dave, Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy lead Brit Awards nominations
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Dave, Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy lead Brit Awards nominations

Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy and Dave lead the nominations for the 2020 Brit Awards. 

Capaldi and rapper Dave have both scored four nominations and will compete against each other for Best Male, Best Newcomer, Best Single and Album of the year at the ceremony. 

Stormzy, who also has three nominations of his own, will go up against Capaldi and Dave for Best Album, along with Harry Styles and Michael Kiwanuka. 

The same group of artists will face off for Best Male, with Aitch, Mabel and Sam Fender up against Dave and Capaldi for Best Newcomer. 

Mabel also has three nominations. The singer will face competition from Freya Ridings, Charli XCX, Mahalia and FKA Twigs for Best Female, while she's also in the running for Best Song. 

The awards have been streamlined this year by organisers. Both Best British Video and Best International Group have been cut, while the outstanding contribution award has been retired for 2020.

Organisers have also vowed to give more control to the artists who perform, promising to "...hand the stage to the artists booked to perform on the night without imposing any creative limitations".

As well as this, the ceremony has moved to a Tuesday from its traditional slot on a Wednesday. This year's ceremony will take place on Tuesday 18th February at the O2 Arena. 

Jack Whitehall will host the show, which will be broadcast live on ITV1. 

 

The nominations for the 2020 Brit Awards are as follows:

Best Album

Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA
Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Dave - Psychodrama
Harry Styles - Fine Line


Best British Female

Mabel
Freya Ridings
FKA Twigs
Charli XCX
Mahalia


Best British Male

Harry Styles
Lewis Capaldi
Dave
Michael Kiwanuka
Stormzy


Best British Group

Coldplay
Foals
Bring Me The Horizon
D-Block Europe
Bastille


Best New Artist

Aitch
Lewis Capaldi
Dave
Mabel
Sam Fender


Best Song

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
Mabel - Don't Call Me Up
Calvin Harris ft Rag 'N' Bone Man - Giant
Dave ft Burna Boy - Location
Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
AJ Tracey - Ladbroke Grove
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Tom Walker - Just You And I
Sam Smith ft Normani - Dancing With A Stranger
Stormzy - Vossi Bop

 

International Female

Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Camila Cabello
Lana Del Rey
Lizzo

 

International Male

Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Tyler, The Creator
Dermot Kennedy
Post Malone

 

Rising Star Award

Celeste - Winner
Joy Crookes
Beabadoobee

 

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