2024 BRIT Awards Nominees Unveiled: RAYE Leads with Seven Nominations

As the global music scene gears up for award season, the UK is in the spotlight with the highly anticipated BRIT Awards set for March 2, 2024. The list of nominees has been revealed, showcasing a diverse range of talent.

Leading the pack is singer-songwriter RAYE, who has made history with an impressive seven nominations. This achievement marks a significant milestone, making her the first artist to achieve such recognition since the inaugural ceremony in 1977. RAYE is nominated in categories including Artist of the Year, Mastercard Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Pop Act, R&B Act, and twice for Song of the Year. Her debut album, My 21st Century Blues, a blend of booming beats with R&B and hip-hop, earned critical acclaim and secured top positions on charts worldwide.

Dua Lipa, the English-Albanian artist, continues to shine with three nominations, with plans to grace the stage during the ceremony. The Artist of the Year category boasts a competitive lineup featuring chart-topping rappers Central Cee and J Hus, along with Arlo Parks, Dave, Fred again.., Jessie Ware, Little Simz, and Olivia Dean.

The coveted Mastercard Album of the Year category will witness a battle between Blur, Little Simz, and Young Fathers, the latter celebrating the release of their fourth indie-centric studio album, Heavy Heavy. The International Artist of the Year category features global stars like Burna Boy, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, and more.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the nominated categories:

Artist of the Year

  • Arlo Parks
  • Central Cee
  • Dave
  • Dua Lipa
  • Fred again..
  • J Hus
  • Jessie Ware
  • Little Simz
  • Olivia Dean
  • RAYE

Song of the Year

  • “Miracle” (Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding)
  • “Prada” (Casso/Raye/D-Block Europe)
  • “Let Go” (Central Cee)
  • “Sprinter” (Dave and Central Cee)
  • “Dance The Night” (Dua Lipa)
  • “Eyes Closed” (Ed Sheeran)
  • “Who Told You” (J Hus featuring Drake)
  • “Strangers” (Kenya Grace)
  • “Wish You The Best” (Lewis Capaldi)
  • “Boy’s A Liar” (PinkPantheress)
  • “Escapism” (RAYE featuring 070 Shake)
  • “Dancing Is Healing” (Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry)
  • “Firebabe” (Stormzy featuring Debbie)
  • “React” (Switch Disco and Ella Henderson)
  • “Messy” In Heaven (Venbee & Goddard)

Mastercard Album of the Year

  • The Ballad Of Darren (Blur)
  • Beautiful And Brutal Yard (J Hus)
  • No Thank You (Little Simz)
  • My 21st Century Blues (RAYE)
  • Heavy Heavy (Young Fathers)

International Artist of the Year

  • Asake
  • Burna Boy
  • Caroline Polachek
  • CMAT
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • SZA
  • Taylor Swift

The BRIT Awards ceremony will take place on March 2, 2024, at London’s O2 arena and will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX.