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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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By recognising UK rap and women's creativity, the Brits are finally in tune
Following criticism for being too white and too male, it seems the Brits have listened with this year’s wider-ranging nominees

Alexis Petridis

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Brit awards: Griff wins 2021 Rising Star award
Hertfordshire pop songwriter beats Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama to gong previously given to Sam Smith and Adele

Laura Snapes

19, Mar, 2021 @9:27 AM

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Sam Smith excluded from gendered categories at 2021 Brit awards
Solo male and solo female categories mean no room for chart-topping non-binary singer, who calls for awards to reflect society

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Griff, Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama nominated for Brits Rising Star
A nomination for Sawayama, born in Japan but with indefinite leave to remain in the UK, reflects the BPI’s recent change in definition of British artists

Laura Snapes

11, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Non-British citizens now eligible for Brit awards and Mercury prize
Artists who have been permanently resident in the UK for five years will qualify for British categories

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Feb, 2021 @7:57 PM

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Bum rush the show!: Jarvis Cocker's Britpop celebrity moment
Twenty-five years ago, Cocker found global notoriety after his 1996 Brit award protest went viral: but what actually happened?

Niall Doherty

19, Feb, 2021 @10:41 AM

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'Sharleen is my homegirl' - how Texas and Wu-Tang Clan became pop's weirdest pals
The soft-rock Scots and the hardcore New York rappers have been mates ever since a riotous recording session got them banned from a studio. Is their friendship about to score them another hit?

Stevie Chick

15, Dec, 2020 @4:08 PM

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British-Japanese pop star Rina Sawayama 'ineligible' for Mercury prize
‘The arts shouldn’t create their own border control’ says singer who has indefinite leave to remain but no UK passport

Laura Snapes

29, Jul, 2020 @1:23 PM

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Brit awards 2021 postponed from February to May
Next year’s awards season continues to be pushed back due to coronavirus, with Oscars and Golden Globes already switching dates

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jun, 2020 @9:36 AM

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Jack Garratt: Love, Death and Dancing review I Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Crushed by the weight of expectation after being tipped for big things, Garratt seizes control on a mature second album laced with trauma and disappointment

Alexis Petridis

28, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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‘It was so emotional’: the duo who helped rapper Dave stun the Brits
Star’s show-stealing act was the result of two hard months of rehearsal, his creative directors reveal

Nosheen Iqbal

23, Feb, 2020 @6:45 AM

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