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Thursday, January 12, 2023 11:10am ET by  
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Harry Styles and Wet Leg Lead the BRIT Award Nominations

Harry Styles leads the BRIT Award nominations along with Wet Leg. The pair have been nominated for four each.

The former One Direction singer has been given the nod in the coveted Artist of the Year category alongside Central Cee, George Ezra, Stormzy and Fred again…, and is also shortlisted for  Mastercard Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop/R+B Act.

Lewis Capaldi is already expecting his track "Forget Me" to lose out on the British Song of the Year honor to Styles, quipping: "It’s an honor to be nominated for British Song Of The Year. I very much look forward to seeing Harry Styles accept the award for "As It Was"."

Meanwhile, Wet Leg are also up for Mastercard Album of the Year, and are also in the running for Group of the Year, Best New Artist and Alternative/Rock Act.

The duo - who will perform at the ceremony at London's O2 Arena on February 13 - said: "Somebody hold our horses while we get to grips with this wild news, being nominated for a BRIT award is too hard to comprehend, we never could have expected for our wee band to achieve this."

The nominations were revealed in ‘Bring on The BRITs with Mastercard: The 2023 Nominations’, a 30-minute special streamed across the official BRIT digital channels, with host Vick Hope joined by Jack Saunders to run through the 12 categories.

Elsewhere on the shortlists, Beyonce, Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo and Taylor Swift will face off for International Artist of the Year, with the three women also among those nominated for Internatioal Song of the Year.

Cat Burns, Stormzy, Fred Again and The 1975 all got three nominations, while Central Cee, George Ezra, Arctic Monkeys, Nova Twins, Aitch, Dave, Eliza Rose, Beyonce, Lizzo, Taylor , Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith all received two nods each.

As well as Wet Leg, Sam Smith and Kim Petras are also confirmed to perform at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Mo Gilligan.

The winners of the four genre categories - Rock/Alternative Act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, Dance Act, Pop/R+B Act - will be determined by a public vote via TikTok, which will open on January 19 at midday. 

The full list of nominees for the BRIT Awards 2023 is as follows:

Mastercard Album Of The Year:
The 1975 – ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’
Wet Leg – ‘Wet Leg’
Harry Styles – ‘Harry’s House’
Stormzy – ‘This Is What I Mean’
Fred Again – ‘Actual Life 3’

Artist Of The Year:
Central Cee
Fred Again
George Ezra
Harry Styles

Group Of The Year:
The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
Nova Twins
Wet Leg

Best New Artist:
Kojey Radical
Mimi Webb
Rina Sawayama
Sam Ryder
Wet Leg

Song Of The Year With Mastercard:
Aitch/Ashanti – ‘Baby’
Cat Burns – ‘Go’
Dave – ‘Starlight’
Ed Sheeran and Elton John – ‘Merry Christmas’
Eliza Rose/Interplanetary Criminal – ‘BOTA’
George Ezra – ‘Green Green Grass’
Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’
Lewis Capaldi – ‘Forget Me’
LF System – ‘Afraid To Feel’
Sam Smith and Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’

International Artist Of The Year:
Burna Boy
Kendrick Lamar
Taylor Swift

International Group Of The Year:
Drake and 21 Savage
First Aid Kit
Fontaines DC

International Song Of The Year: 
Beyoncé – ‘Break My Soul’
David Guetta and Bebe Rexha – ‘I’m Good’
Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran – ‘Peru’
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz – ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’
Gayle – ‘ABCDEFU’
Jack Harlow – ‘First Class’
Lizzo – ‘About Damn Time’
Lost Frequencies/Calum Scott – ‘Where Are You Now’
OneRepublic – ‘I Ain’t Worried’
Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’

Alternative/Rock Act:
The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Nova Twins
Tom Grennan
Wet Leg

Hip-Hop, Grime and Rap Act:
Central Cee
Loyle Carner

Dance Act:
Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Eliza Rose
Fred Again

Pop/R&B Act:
Cat Burns
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Sam Smith
Harry Styles

All BRIT Award winners will be revealed at The BRIT Awards on Saturday February 11, 2023 at The O2 arena, broadcast on ITV and ITVX, and hosted by Mo Gilligan.

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