This yr’s Brit Awards nominations have been revealed, and it’s honest to say they include some surprises. However, it’s not a ...
This yr’s Brit Awards nominations have been revealed, and it’s honest to say they include some surprises.
However, it’s not a lot who has been nominated that has acquired everybody speaking, relatively than who HASN’T.
After a few of 2017′s largest artists did not scoop a single nomination – with others additionally confusingly absent from some classes, regardless of releasing materials inside the eligible interval – we check out the most important snubs.
Best Male / Best Album / Best Single
Ed Sheeran apart, Sam Smith was essentially the most sure-fire title to be nominated within the Best Male and Best Album classes, however he’s mysteriously absent from from the entire checklist of 2018 nominees – and that is regardless of having one of many largest albums of final yr on each side of the Atlantic.
He didn’t even handle to select up a nod within the Best Single class for ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ both, poor lad.
Best Female / Best Single / Best Video
She could have had the most important pop comeback of 2017 however that wasn’t sufficient for the Brits at hand Rita Ora a single nomination.
Not solely did she miss out on a nod for Best Female, however one in all 2017’s greatest tracks – ‘Anywhere’ – didn’t seem within the Best Single or Best Video lists.
While Harry Styles’s solo profession could have slowed following the discharge of his debut album, we have been nonetheless shocked to have seen him not listed from the Best Single class, given the success of lead monitor ‘Sign Of The Times’.
Directioners will likely be up in arms, however seeing as Best Single is definitely knowledgeable by industrial gross sales and radio play figures, they will’t blame Brits bosses for this one.
Clean Bandit dominated the singles chart in 2017 however did not obtain a nod within the Best British Group class.
The snub will need to have been fairly tough to abdomen contemplating they’d additionally actually simply completed acting on the nominations present when this class was revealed.
Little Mix haven’t been nominated for Best British Group. We repeat: Little Mix haven’t been nominated for Best British Group. OUTRAGEOUS.
Best International Female
As some of the thrilling artists to emerge from the States over the past 12 months, Cardi B was undoubtedly deserving of a spot within the Best International Female class, however it misplaced out to extra established acts like Taylor Swift, Bjork and Alicia Keys.
Come on, if we’re going to speak about Best British Videos of the final yr, Charli XCX’s efforts on ‘Boys’ *has* to be up there.
It’s all-star male solid acquired everybody drooling speaking, however even Riz Ahmed cuddling a teddy or Khalid enjoying with puppies was sufficient for it to get a nod. Like, what extra did bosses need?!
The Brit Awards will happen on 21 February at London’s O2 Arena, hosted by Jack Whitehall.
Take a take a look at the total checklist of nominations right here.