The nominations for the 2021 BRIT Awards have been revealed, with dance and rap acts leading the pack following a strong year for both genres.
Several acts see three nominations apiece including Celeste - who won 2020's Rising Star award - Dua Lipa, and Arlo Parks who will all compete in the Female Solo Artist category and Album of the Year. Celeste and Arlo Parks are also up for Breakthrough Artist while Dua Lipa's Top 5 hit Physical is up for British Single.
British rap artists enjoy a strong presence across nominations for 2021 following huge success for the genre over the last 12 months. Rising duo Young T & Bugsey enjoy three nominations, while AJ Tracey, Headie One and J Hus scoop two nods each, with all three competing in Male Solo Artist and British Single; Young T & Bugsey's massive viral hit Don't Rush, Headie One's Top 5 single Ain't It Different, and AJ Tracey's collaboration with Manchester rapper Aitch, Rain, are all in the shortlist.
Dance acts also see lots of recognition this year after a similarly successful year, with Joel Corry enjoying three nominations in British Single for Head & Heart ft. MNEK, Breakthrough Artist and Male Solo Artist. Three more major dance tracks from the last year from 220 Kid & Gracey, Nathan Dawe, and Regard & Raye are also nominated for British Single alongside hits from Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and S1mba.
There's an eclectic selection of acts competing for British Group, with Bicep, Biffy Clyro, Little Mix and The 1975 joining Young T & Bugsey, plus BTS, Fontaines D.C., Haim, Burna Boy, Cardi B, The Weeknd and Ariana Grande feature among the international nominations.
The BRIT Awards 2021 will take place on Tuesday 11 May at The O2 Arena in London, broadcast on ITV and hosted for a fourth year by Jack Whitehall.
The 2021 Brit Award nominees in full
Female solo artist
Lianne La Havas
Male solo artist
Young T & Bugsey
British single with Mastercard
220 Kid & Gracey - Don't Need Love
Aitch & Aj Tracey Ft Tay Keith - Rain
Dua Lipa - Physical
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Headie One Ft Aj Tracey & Stormzy - Ain't It Different
Joel Corry Ft Mnek - Head & Heart
Nathan Dawe Ft Ksi - Lighter
Regard & Raye - Secrets
S1mba Ft Dtg - Rover
Young T & Bugsey Ft Headie One - Don't Rush
Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams
Celeste - Not Your Muse
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
J Hus - Big Conspiracy
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
International female solo artist
International male solo artist
Run The Jewels