Brit Awards: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dave and Little Simz Lead 2022 Nominations

For two years running the best song category, which is chosen from a shortlist of 10 nominees, has only fielded one female lead artist on a track: Dua Lipa in 2021 and Mabel in 2020. And in 2020, two supposedly gender neutral award categories — best group and best album — didn’t nominate a single female artist.
Olivia Rodrigo
Becky Hill
Lil Nas X
Best Pop/R&B Act
"A lot of things work quite well and can be left alone. "I don’t know what the long-term consequences are," May said. I think some things need to go back.”
Best Rock/Alternative Act
Best Group
Best Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
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Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Glass Animals
Dave ft Stormzy – Clash
Central Cee – Obsessed With You
Ckay – love nwantiti (ah ah ah)
Adele – Easy On Me
Central Cee
Taylor Swift
Little Simz
Best Dance Act
Fred Again..
KSI – Holiday
AJ Tracey
Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls
London Grammar
Tiesto – The Business
Little Simz
Artist of the Year in association with YouTube Shorts
Billie Eilish
Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – STAY
Dave – We're All Alone In This Together
The War On Drugs
D-Block Europe
Lil Tijay & 6LACK – Calling My Phone
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
A1 & J1 – Latest Trends
Ed Sheeran
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body
Polo G – Rapstar
Doja Cat
Wolf Alice
Nathan Evans, 220Kid, Billen Ted – Wellerman
Joel Corry
Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears
Little Mix
Song of the Year with Mastercard
ATB, Topic, A7S – Your Love (9PM)
The awards courted controversy this fall after revealing plans to drop gendered categories and institute just single best British artist and best international artist awards. The rule change prompted concerns that female artists, many of whom are already at a disadvantage in a male-dominated industry, are more likely to miss out on awards.
Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More
International Group of the Year
Sam Fender
Tom Grennan
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Adele – 30
Little Simz
Galantis, David Guetta, Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
Central Cee
Ed Sheeran
Joel Corry, RAYE, David Guetta – BED
Glass Animals – Heat Waves
Self Esteem
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Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u
Best New Artist
Adele and Ed Sheeran picked up four nominations apiece with both getting nods for album of the year, artist of the year, best pop/R&B act and song of the year. Also scoring four nominations were British rapper Dave (album and artist of the year, best hip hop/rap/grime act and song of the year) and British singer-rapper Little Simz (album and artist of the year, best new artist and best hip hop/rap/grime act).
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The Brit Awards, one of Britain's biggest music events, have unveiled their 2022 nominees, with the likes of ABBA, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Måneskin and Olivia Rodrigo up for awards.
Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember
Calvin Harris
8. This year's awards will be held on Feb.
Ed Sheeran – =
In a statement, Brit Awards organizers — under the new leadership of Polydor co-president Tom March — said the change was made to celebrate “artists solely for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify or as others may see them, as part of the Brits’ commitment to evolving the show to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible.”
Sam Fender
Maneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave
Jonasu – Black Magic
Mastercard Album of the Year
One vocal critic for the move was Queen's Brian May, who said the decision had been "made without a lot of thought."
International Artist of the Year
Silk Sonic
"Good 4 U" singer Olivia Rodrigo has been nominated for international artist and song of the year awards, while ABBA is up for international group of the year and Italian glam rock band Måneskin — the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest winners — received nods for international group and song of the year.
Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)
International Song of the Year
Dua Lipa
Anne-Marie, KSI, Digital Farm Animals – Don't Play
Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love
Last year's Brit Awards, held in May, were one of the first major live events to take place in Britain amid the pandemic, carried out as part of a government pilot project for live events.
Joy Crookes

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