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Harry Styles and Wet Leg Lead 2023 Brit Awards Nominations

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Harry Styles and Wait Leg lead the 2023 Brit Awards race as the most nominated artists with four nods. Styles are nominated for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/R&B Act, while the indie rock duo are nominated for Album of the Year, along with New Artist of the Year and Alternative. / rock act.

Artist of the Year will see Styles go head-to-head with Central Sea, Stormzy, Fred Egan and George Ezra. His chart-topping 2022 record “Harry’s House” is up against 1975’s “Being Funny in a Foreign Language,” Wet Leg’s “Wet Leg,” Stormzy’s “This Is What I Mean” and Fred Again’s “Real Life” for album of the year. For there is 3.”

Wait Leg is also set to perform at the Feb. 11 event along with Sam Smith and Kim Petrus, whose pop radio leader “Unholy” is up for Song of the Year and Pop/R&B Act — one of many new categories added in 2022. The same year, the show dropped its gendered categories (Best British Male and Best Female awards) as part of its revamp and introduced public voting for the first time. That method will be applied again at the 2023 awards in four categories: Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Hip-Hop/Grime/Rap Act and Pop/R&B Act.

The omission of gender-based categories has sparked new criticism, however, as women are left behind in this year’s nominations — in the top category, artist of the year, there are no women among the five nominees, and only three female artists receive more than one nomination each.

The 2023 Brit Awards will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX With host Mo Gilligan returning from London’s O2 Arena on February 11, who commented in a statement: “Hosting the British last year was one of the most extraordinary moments of my life. I’m so honored to know the incredible team behind music’s biggest night and proud to bring our amazing audiences even closer to their favorite artists. I promise you, we’re going to be even bigger this year… let’s go!”

2023 Brit Awards Nomination:

Album of the year

1975, “Having Fun in Foreign Languages,” Dirty Hits
Wet Leg, “Wet Leg,” Domino Recordings
Harry Styles, “Harry’s House,” Columbia, Sony Music
Stormzy, “This Is What I Mean,” 0207/Merky, Universal Music
Fred Again, “Real Life 3” (January 1-September 9 2022), Atlantic Warner Music

song of the year

Aich/Ashanti, “Baby,” Capitol, Universal Music
Cat Burns, “Go,” from RCA/93, Sony Music
Dave, “Starlight,” Dave/Neighborhood, Universal Music
Ed Sheeran & Elton John, “Merry Christmas,” Atlantic/EMI, Warner Music, Universal Music
Eliza Rose/Interplanetary Criminal, “Botta (The Worst),” Warner Records/One House/Warner Music
George Ezra, “Green Green Grass,” Columbia, Sony Music
Harry Styles, “As It Was,” Columbia, Sony Music
Lewis Capaldi, “Forget Me,” EMI, Universal Music
LF Systems, “Feeling Fear,” Warner Records, Warner Music
Sam Smith & Kim Petrus, “Unholy,” Capitol, Universal Music

Artist of the year

Central CE, Central CE
Fred Again…, Atlantic, Warner Music
George Ezra, Columbia/Sony Music
Harry Styles, Columbia/Sony Music
Stormzy, 0207/Merky, Universal Music

Group of the year

1975, Dirty Hit
Arctic Monkeys, Domino Recordings
Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Relentless, Sony Music
Nova Twins, Marshall Records, Blue Raincoat Music
Wet Leg, Domino Recordings

Best New Artist

Koze Radical, Asylum/Atlantic, Warner Music
Mimi Webb, Epic/RCA, Sony Music
Rina Sawayama, Dirty Heat
Sam Ryder, Parlophone, Warner Music
Wet Leg, Domino Recordings

rising star

Cat Barnes, RCA/Sins;93, Sony Music
Winners: FLO, Island, Universal Music
Nia Archives, Island/Universal Music

Alternative/rock act

1975, Dirty Hit
Arctic Monkeys, Domino Recordings
Nova Twins, Marshall Records, Blue Raincoat Music
Tom Grennan, Madness, Sony Music
Wet Leg, Domino Recordings

Hip hop, grime, rap acts

Aich, Capitol, Universal Music
Central CE, Central CE
Dave, Dave/Neighborhood, Universal Music
Loyal Kerner, EMI, Universal Music
Stormzy, 0207/Merky, Universal Music

dance performance

Becky Hill, Polydor, Universal Music
Bonobo, Ninja Tune
Calvin Harris, Columbia, Sony Music
Eliza Rose, Warner Records/One House, Warner Music
Fred Again…, Atlantic, Warner Music

Pop/R&B act

Kat Burns, RCA/Sin’93, Sony Music
Charli XCX, Asylum/Atlantic, Warner Music
Dua Lipa, Warner Records, Warner Music
Harry Styles, Columbia, Sony Music
Sam Smith, Capitol, Universal Music

International Artist of the Year

Beyoncé, Columbia/Parkwood/RCA, Sony Music
Burna Boy, Atlantic, Warner Music
Kendrick Lamar, Polydor/Interscope, Universal Music
Lizzo, Atlantic, Warner Music
Taylor Swift, EMI/Republic, Universal Music

International Group of the Year

Blackpink, Polydor/Interscope, Universal Music
Drake & 21 Savage, Island/OVO/Republic, Epic/Columbia, Universal Music, Sony Music
First Aid Kit, Columbia/Sony Music
Fontaines DC, Partisan Records
Gabriels, Parlophone, Warner Music

International Song of the Year

Beyonce, “Break My Soul,” Columbia/Parkwood/RCA, Sony Music
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue), Parlophone, Warner Music
Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran, “Peru,” Island/Atlantic, Universal/Warner
Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adasa, Renzi Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the cast of Encanto, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Universal Music Recordings, Walt Disney, Universal Music
Gayle, “abcdefu,” Atlantic, Warner Music
Jack Harlow, “First Class,” Atlantic, Warner Music
Lizzo “About Damn Time,” The Atlantic, Warner Music
Lost Frequencies/Callum Scott, “Where Are You Now,” Capitol/Insanity, Sony Music/Universal Music
OneRepublic, “I’m Not Worried,” Polydor/Insanity, Sony Music/Universal Music
Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero,” EMI/Republic, Universal Music

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