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:
Group Of The Year:
Best New Artist:
Song Of The Year With Mastercard:
International Artist Of The Year:
International Group Of The Year:
International Song Of The Year:
Hip-Hop, Grime and Rap Act:
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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