This year’s BRIT Award nominees are out, and 2021 sees Rap and Dance taking the lead in most categories!

The real leaders in this year’s award nominations though are three female artists with three nominations each; Celeste fresh from her ‘Rising Star’ award in 2020, Dua Lipa, and Arlo Parks who will all compete in the Female Solo Artist category as well as Album of the Year. Celeste and Arlo Parks are also up for Breakthrough Artist while Dua Lipa’s Top 5 hit Physical is up for British Single.

This year’s BRIT Awards 2021 will take place on Tuesday 11 May live from The O2 Arena in London, broadcast on ITV, and hosted for a fourth year by Jack Whitehall.

The 2021 Brit Award nominees in full

Female solo artist
Arlo Parks
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Lianne La Havas

Male solo artist
Aj Tracey
Headie One
J Hus
Joel Corry

British group
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
The 1975
Young T & Bugsey

Breakthrough artist
Arlo Parks
Joel Corry
Young T & Bugsey

British single with Mastercard
220 Kid & Gracey – Don’t Need Love
Aitch & Aj Tracey Ft Tay Keith – Rain
Dua Lipa – Physical
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Headie One Ft Aj Tracey & Stormzy – Ain’t It Different
Joel Corry Ft Mnek – Head & Heart
Nathan Dawe Ft Ksi – Lighter
Regard & Raye – Secrets
S1mba Ft Dtg – Rover
Young T & Bugsey Ft Headie One – Don’t Rush

Mastercard album
Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

International female solo artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift

International male solo artist
Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
The Weeknd

International group
Fontaines D.C.
Foo Fighters
Run The Jewels