News 18 December 2021

Brit Awards 2022: Dave, Adele, Ed Sheeran & Little Simz lead nominations

18 December 2021
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The nominations for the Brit Awards 2022 are here and Dave, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Little Simz lead the nominations at the inaugural ceremony.

In a bid to be more inclusive and reflective of modern Britain, gendered categories have been scrapped in favour of gender-neutral categories.

18 females have been nominated – making this the most female inclusive list of Brit Award nominees since 2010.

The nominations are as follows with the exception of Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year which will be announced in the New Year.

Album of the Year

Adele – 30
Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together
Ed Sheeran – =
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Artist of the Year

Ed Sheeran
Little Simz
Sam Fender

Best group

D-Block Europe
Little Mix
London Grammar
Wolf Alice

Song of the Year

A1 & J1 – “Latest Trends”
Adele – “Easy On Me”
Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals – “Don’t Play”
Becky Hill & David Guetta – “Remember”
Central Cee – “Obsessed With You”
Dave ft Stormzy – “Clash”
Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)”
Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta – “Bed”
KSI – “Holiday”
Nathan & 220Kid & Billen Ted – “Wellerman”
Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa – “Friday”
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – “Body”
Tom Grennan – “Little Bit Of Love”

Best New Artist

Central Cee
Joy Crookes
Little Simz
Self Esteem

Best International Artist

Billie Eilish
Doja Cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Best International Group

Silk Sonic
War On Drugs

Best International Song

ATB / Topic / A7S – “Your Love (9PM)”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Ckay – Love Nwantiti “(Ah Ah Ah)”
Doja Cat ft SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Drake ft Lil Baby – “Girls Want Girls”
Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – “Heartbreak Anthem”
Jonasu – “Black Magic”
Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
Lil Tjay & 6lack – “Calling My Phone”
Maneskin – “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4U”
Polo G – “Rapstar”
Tiesto – “The Business”
The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears”

Brits Rising Star

Holly Humberstone – Winner
Bree Runway
Lola Young

Best Dance

Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again
Joel Corry

Best Rock/Alternative

Glass Animals
Sam Fender
Tom Grennan
Wolf Alice

Best Pop/R&B

Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Joy Crookes

Best Hip-Hop/Grime/Rap

AJ Tracey
Central Cee
Little Simz

The Brit Awards will take place on February 8th 2022 and will be broadcast on ITV live from the 02 Arena in London.