BRIT Awards 2021: New artists to look out for
The BRITS are back on 11 May. Chris Kingston takes a look at the nominations and highlights some of the fantastic new artists to look out for in 2021.
Young T & Bugsey
Little Mix would normally be the favourite to take the British Group category however if previous years have taught us anything, The 1975 are the ones to beat.
British Female Solo Artist
There are some pretty strong contenders for Female Solo Artist this year. Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams album is a recent favourite of HLN. We also have the Haunting vocals of Celeste who won rising star at last years Brits. Dua Lipa and Jessie Ware bringing the disco vibes to their respected albums. It’s hard to choose a favourite as they are all so good.
British Male Solo Artist
AJ Tracey is the favourite in this category to nab the award. Headie One and J Hus are also nominated. I personally will be rooting for Yungblud whose albums 21st Century Liability (2018) and Weird (2020) have a punk rock vibe about them.
220 Kid and Gracey – “Don’t Need Love”
Aitch and AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith – “Rain”
Dua Lipa – “Physical”
Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”
Headie One, AJ Tracy and Stormzy “Ain’t It Different”
Joel Corry featuring MINEK “Head & Heart”
Nathan Dawe featuring KSI – “Lighter”
Regard and Rae – “Secrets”
S1mba featuring DTG – “Rover”
Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One – “Don’t Rush”
Young T & Bugsey
It would be between Arlo Parks and Celeste for this one, however, we’ve been humming DJ Joel Corry x MNEK Head & Heart since it came out in 2020 so it would be amazing to see him win Breakthrough Artist.
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Run the Jewels
Our money is on Korean pop group BTS taking the prize.
British Album of the Year
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure
Any one of these fabulous artists deserve to win and it is so hard to choose a firm favourite. This really is a battle of the pop stars. Will you be tuning in?