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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 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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Ghetts: Conflict of Interest review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Big-label backing and unusual, beautiful arrangements should finally propel Ghetts, long a critic’s favourite, into the big time

Alexis Petridis

11, Feb, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Someone you loved: how British pop could fade out in Europe
Brexit rule changes that make it tricky to tour the EU will hold back UK artists from a fast-growing market

Laura Snapes

25, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020
Creators say they hope the work encourages people to build bridges between communities

Lanre Bakare

19, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Nines tops nominations for first Mobo awards since 2017
West London rapper scores five nominations at celebration of Black British music, with J Hus, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia, Tiana Major9 and Darkoo all earning three

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Nov, 2020 @10:10 AM

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'We need to be honest': the PHE expert shining light on Covid and inequality
Kevin Fenton has been named second most influential black person in UK in 2020’s Powerlist

Aamna Mohdin

22, Nov, 2020 @2:02 PM

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Lewis Hamilton named most influential black person in UK
Racing driver tops Powerlist 2021 after record-breaking year in F1 and campaigning for racial justice

Haroon Siddique

17, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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A real party island: Keir Starmer's desert discs have Stormzy and soul
The Labour leader selects a northern dance classic and a football anthem for Desert Island Discs in a list that could unite both wings of his party

Michael Savage

15, Nov, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Stormzy vest and 3D Covid virus among Designs of the Year nominees
Design Museum in London announces 74 contenders on show until 28 March 2021

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

20, Oct, 2020 @1:35 PM

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Governments are failing Black students – and rappers are picking up the pieces | Chanté Joseph
Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott and Stormzy have all set up scholarships in lieu of support the state should be providing

Chanté Joseph

14, Oct, 2020 @10:51 AM

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Aspiring writers, enter that prize. Even if you don't win, you'll be seen | Candice Carty-Williams
Simply submitting your story to be read by someone who knows talent when they see it is important for so many reasons

Candice Carty-Williams

03, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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