BTS, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa score BRITs nominations
K-pop stars BTS and chart-topping British singers Harry Styles and Dua Lipa scored nominations for the BRITs on Wednesday, with Lipa leading with three nods at Britain’s pop music honors, organizers said.
Three British women including Lipa, Celeste, and Arlo Parks are all nominated in the female solo artist and album categories, with Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, Celeste’s Not Your Muse and Parks’ Collapsed in Sunbeams records recognized.
Chart-topper Lipa, who will perform at the May 11 ceremony in London, will also compete for the best British single for Physical.
Parks and Celeste will face off against DJ duo Bicep, DJ Joel Corry, and rappers Young T & Bugsey for the breakthrough artist award.
Corry also got three nods, including British single and male solo artist, among the nominations where dance and rap featured strongly.
The album category also includes singer Jessie Ware’s “What’s Your Pleasure?” and rapper/singer J Hus’ “Big Conspiracy”.
Other female solo artist nominees include Ware and Lianne La Havas. Hus, singer Yungblud, and rappers AJ Tracey and Headie One will also compete for the male solo artist award.
The British group nominees are Bicep, Biffy Clyro, Little Mix, The 1975, and Young T & Bugsey.
Lipa’s Physical, Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar, 220 Kid and Gracey’s Don’t Need Love, Rain by Aitch & AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith, Ain’t It Different by Headie One featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy as well as Head & Heart by Corry featuring MNEK are among the British single nominees.
Other contenders include Lighter by Nathan Dawe featuring KSI, Regard and Raye’s Secrets, Rover by S1mba featuring DTG, and Don’t Rush by Young T, and Bugsey featuring Headie One.
Music stars Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Cardi B are in the running for the international female solo artist award.
The international male solo artist category features Bruce Springsteen, The Weeknd, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, and Burna Boy.
K-pop sensation BTS received their first BRIT nomination for international group, for which they will compete against Fontaines D.C., Foo Fighters, Haim, and Run The Jewels.