Grammy Award winner Burna Boy was nominated on Wednesday 31 March for the BRIT Awards 2021, along with Arlo Parks and Momodou Lamin Jallow aka « J Hus ». The awards, which usually take place in February, have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They will take place on 11 May 2021 and will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.
Organisers of the BRIT Awards 2021, sometimes referred to as the UK’s version of the Grammys, announced the nominees on Wednesday 31 March 2021. The awards, which usually take place in February but have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will take place on 11 May 2021 and will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. Nigeria’s Burna Boy has been nominated in the ‘International Male Solo Artist’ category alongside The Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala.
Burna Boy was nominated in the same category as last year for ‘African Giant’, his 2019 album, but lost to American singer-songwriter Tyler The Creator. In contrast, Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste, Joel Corry and Young T & Bugsey lead this year’s awards with three nominations each.
The British album category also includes four out of five nominees for the first time in BRIT Awards 2021 history. These include Nigerian-born British artist Arlo Parks for her album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’, but also Celeste (Not Your Muse), Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia) and Jessie Ware (What’s Your Pleasure?).
Arlo Parks (Collapsed In Sunbeams)
Celeste (Not Your Muse)
Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia)
Jessie Ware (What’s Your Pleasure?)
J Hus (Big Conspiracy)
Best British female
Lianne La Havas
Best British male
Best British group
Young T & Bugsey
Young T & Bugsey
Best British single
220 Kid & Gracey (Don’t Need Love)
Aitch & AJ Tracey ft Tae 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 with Raye (Secrets)
Simba ft DTG (Rover)
Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One (Don’t Rush)
Run The Jewels
Rising star award