BRIT Awards 2021 nominations in full: Joel Corry, Jessie Ware, Young T & Bugsey and more

Dance acts, rappers and singer-songwriters make a big impact in this year's shortlist.

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.

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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
Arlo Parks
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Lianne La Havas

Male solo artist
Aj Tracey
Headie One
J Hus
Joel Corry

British group
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
The 1975
Young T & Bugsey

Breakthrough artist
Arlo Parks
Joel Corry
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

Mastercard album
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
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift

International male solo artist
Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
The Weeknd

International group
Fontaines D.C.
Foo Fighters
Run The Jewels

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British Album of the Year:

SHOULD WIN: Jessie Ware - What’s Your Pleasure?
WILL WIN: Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia

British Single:

SHOULD WIN: Dua Lipa - Physical
WILL WIN: Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar

British Male Solo Artist

SHOULD WIN: Headie One
WILL WIN: Joel Corry

British Female Solo Artist

SHOULD WIN: Lianne La Havas
WILL WIN: Dua Lipa

British Group:

WILL WIN: The 1975 (Little Mix make more sense but I don’t want to manifest that)

Breakthrough Artist:

SHOULD WIN: Bicep (anyone but Yungblud tbh)
WILL WIN: Joel Corry

International Male Solo Artist:

SHOULD WIN: The Weeknd (i love all of them)
WILL WIN: The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

SHOULD WIN: Ariana Grande
WILL WIN: Taylor Swift

International Group:

SHOULD WIN: Run the Jewels
WILL WIN: BTS (unfortunately)


Luke Heyken


Male solo Harry Styles???!!!


🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜


male solo artist:
who i want to win: aj tracey
who will win: j hus

female solo artist:
who i want to win: dua lipa
who will win: dua lipa

british group:
who i want to win: the 1975
who will win: either the 1975 or little mix

breakthrough artist:
who i want to win: young t & bugsey
who will win: joel corry

british single:
what i want to win: “lighter” - nathan dawe ft ksi
what will win: “head & heart” - joel corry ft mnek

mastercard british album of the year:
what i want to win: “future nostalgia” - dua lipa
what will win: “future nostalgia” - dua lipa

international male:
who i want to win: the weeknd
who will win: the weeknd

international female:
who i want to win: either billie eilish or taylor swift (it’s so hard to choose because i love everyone in this category)
who will win: taylor swift

international group:
who i want to win: haim
who will win: bts 🙄


Mark Willmott


Apart from Dua Lipa this has to be one of the worst list of nominees ever for the Brits. There must be more deserving groups than 1975 and Young T & Bugsey surely?!


thierry henon


I am so happy to see CELESTE, ARLO PARKS, JESSIE WARE and JOEL CORRY on that list!! I do hope the 4 of them win something and that Dua don't win too many awards!! and really hope the awful cardi b doesn't win anything!!