BRIT Awards 2023: Wet Leg, Stormzy and Fred Again among this year's nominees

Harry Styles and Wet Leg lead the male-dominated nominations with four award nods each, followed closely by Stormzy, Cat Burns, The 1975 and Fred Again with three apiece

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 13th Jan 2023

The nominations for this year's BRIT Awards ceremony have been announced, with former One Direction heartthrob turned superstar solo artist, Harry Styles battling it out with Isle of Wight-hailing rock duo, Wet Leg for the most nominations. Each received four award nods, including the award for 'Best Album', whilst other acclaimed acts the likes of The 1975, Stormzy, Cat Burns and Fred Again followed closely with three award nominations each. 

'Space Man' singer, Sam Ryder becomes the first-ever Eurovision act to be nominated for a BRIT Award, whilst Queens of the pop world, Beyonce, Lizzo and Taylor Swift go head-to-head for the international award category alongside rap icon Kendrick Lamar and Burna Boy.

The team behind the momentous awards show, which first began back in 1977, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), introduced some major changes to its award categories back in 2022. For the first time in the BRIT's history, gendered categories were scrapped following comments made by 2021 award-winner Sam Smith

The non-binary singer, whose gender prevented them from being nominated in either the male or female artist awards, said: 

"I look forward to a time where awards shows can be reflective of the society we live in."

Controversially, this year's nominations have been male-dominated with only 42% of nods going to female artists or groups, despite hugely successful releases from names such as Florence + The Machine and Nulifer Yanya to name a few.

This year's award ceremony is scheduled to take place on a Saturday evening for the very first time, on the 11th of February, and will air exclusively on ITV and ITV's new streaming platform, ITVX. Comedian Mo Gilligan returns as the host of the prestigious awards show for the second year in a row. 

Discover the full list of awards categories and all the 2023 nominees below:


Album of the Year

The 1975 - Being Funny In A Foreign Language, Fred Again - Actual Life 3, Harry Styles - Harry's House, Stormzy - This Is What I Mean, Wet Leg - Wet Leg


Artist of the Year

Central Cee, Fred Again, George Ezra, Harry Styles, Stormzy


Best Group

The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Nova Twins, Wet Leg


Song of the Year

Aitch and Ashanti - Baby, Cat Burns - Go, Dave - Starlight, Ed Sheeran and Elton John - Merry Christmas, Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal - B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All), George Ezra - Green Green Grass, Harry Styles - As It Was, Lewis Capaldi - Forget Me, LF System - Afraid to Feel, Sam Smith & Kim Petras - Unholy


Best international artist

Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, Taylor Swift


Best international group

Blackpink, Drake & 21 Savage, First Aid Kit, Fontaines DC, Gabriels


International song of the Year

Beyoncé - Break My Soul, David Guetta & Bebe Rexha's - I'm Good (Blue), Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran - Peru, Encanto cast - 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


Best new artist

Kojey Radical, Rina Sawayama, Sam Ryder, Mimi Webb, Wet Leg


Best alternative/rock

The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Nova Twins, Tom Grennan, Wet Leg


Best dance

Becky Hill, Bonobo, Calvin Harris, Eliza Rose, Fred Again


Best hip-hop/rap/grime

Aitch, Central Cee, Dave, Loyle Carner, Stormzy


Pop / R&B

Cat Burns, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Sam Smith



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