Ed Sheeran & Adele Takes The Lead! BRIFT Award Announces 2022 Nominations

Ed Sheeran & Adele Takes The Lead! BRIFT Award Announces 2022 Nominations

December is full of nominations and surprises no doubt about that. Because too many award nights need to be held next year and this time it’s musical night.

Not Grammy of course, but the BRIFT awards who recently announced their official nominations with some leading surprises.

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For most of you who don’t know, last month the BRIT jumped into some controversy where they decided to separate categories on gender bases gender as they feared that women would be overlooked.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said she was “concerned” about female representation, while Piers Morgan called the move “woke garbage”.

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Under the new system, women nailed it with most nominations and their dominancy can be seen. Adele, Olivia Rodrigo, and Dua Lipa dive in all prizes. Adele leveled up with Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, and Dave for the most nominations.

BRIT Awards nominations 2022 – Adele takes the lead

BRIT Awards 2022 nominations were announced and Adele lead the nominations with her comeback album “30” which also tops the chart. She secured four nominations including best album, the best artist, and best song for Easy On Me.

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On the British side, Adele Ed Sheeran also secured the top spot with four nominations in hand as well. And in the international category, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X are each nominated for two awards and all are up against Taylor Swift.

Next year’s Brit Award which will be 42nd also introduces new categories such as alternative/rock act, hip-hop/grime/rap act, dance act, and pop/R’n’B act.

Complete nominees list of BRIT awards 2022

Artist of the year (in association with YouTube Shorts)

  • Adele, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Dave, Dave Neighbourhood, Universal Music
  • Ed Sheeran, Asylum, Warner Music
  • Little Simz, Age 101/Awal
  • Sam Fender, Polydor, Universal Music

Group

  • Coldplay, Parlophone, Warner Music
  • D-Block Europe, D-Block Europe, Universal Music
  • Little Mix, RCA, Sony Music
  • London Grammar, Ministry Of Sound, Sony Music
  • Wolf Alice, Dirty Hit

Brits Rising Star (Panel of critics, influencers, writers, and composers; in association with BBC Radio 1)

  • Winner: Holly Humberstone, Polydor, Universal Music
  • Bree Runway EMI, Universal Music
  • Lola Young, Island, Universal Music

Song of the year (with Mastercard)

(Top 15 identified By peak eight weeks of sales in the U.K. Chart. Winner identified by voting academy. In association with Mastercard. Media Partner Global Media via Capital FM)

  • A1 & J1, “Latest Trends,” EMI, Universal Music
  • Adele, “Easy on Me,” Columbia, Sony Music
  • Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals, “Don’t Play Asylum”/BMG, Warner Music
  • Becky Hill & David Guetta, “Remember,” Polydor/Parlophone, Universal Music/Warner Music
  • Central Cee, “Obsessed With You,” Central Cee (Parlophone For Pinkpantheress), Central Cee/Warner Music
  • Dave featuring Stormzy, “Clash,” Dave Neighbourhood, Universal Music
  • Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits,” Asylum, Warner Music
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart (Pnau Mix),” EMI/Warner Records, Universal Music/Warner Music
  • Glass Animals, “Heat Waves,” Polydor, Universal Music
  • Joel Corry/Raye/David Guetta, “Bed,” Asylum/Platoon/Parlophone, Warner Music
  • KSI, “Holiday,” BMG
  • Nathan Evans/220Kid/Billen Ted, “Wellerman,” Polydor, Universal Music
  • Riton X Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman, “Friday” (Dopamine Re-Edit) Ministry of Sound, Sony Music
  • Tion Wayne & Russ Millions, “Body,” Atlantic, Warner Music
  • Tom Grennan, “Little Bit of Love,” Insanity, Sony Music

Best new artist

  • Central Cee, Central Cee, Warner Music
  • Griff, Warner Records, Warner Music
  • Joy Crookes, Insanity/Speakerbox Recordings, Sony Music
  • Little Simz, Age 101/Awal
  • Self Esteem, Fiction, Universal Music

Mastercard album of the year

  • Adele, 30, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Dave, We’re All Alone in This Together, Dave Neighbourhood, Universal Music
  • Ed Sheeran, =, Asylum, Warner Music
  • Little Simz, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, Age 101/Awal
  • Sam Fender, Seventeen Going Under, Polydor, Universal Music

Producer of the year

(Independent panel; to be announced in January)

Songwriter of the year

(Independent panel; to be announced in January)

Genre categories

(The genre category winners will be decided by the public powered by TikTok)

Rock, alternative

  • Coldplay, Parlophone, Warner Music
  • Glass Animals, Polydor, Universal Music
  • Sam Fender, Polydor, Universal Music
  • Tom Grennan, Insanity, Sony Music
  • Wolf Alice, Dirty Hit

Hip-hop, grime, rap

  • AJ Tracey, AJ Tracey/Revenge Records
  • Central Cee, Central Cee, Warner Music
  • Dave, Dave Neighbourhood, Universal Music
  • Ghetts, Warner Records, Warner Music
  • Little Simz, Age 101/Awal

Dance

  • Becky Hill, Polydor, Universal Music
  • Calvin Harris, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Fred Again, Atlantic, Warner Music
  • Joel Corry, Asylum, Warner Music
  • Raye, Platoon

Pop, R&B

  • Adele, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Dua Lipa, Warner Records, Warner Music
  • Ed Sheeran, Asylum, Warner Music
  • Griff, Warner Records, Warner Music
  • Joy Crookes, Insanity/Speakerbox Recordings, Sony Music

International artist

  • Billie Eilish, Polydor/Interscope. Universal Music
  • Doja Cat, Ministry of Sound, Sony Music
  • Lil Nas X, RCA, Sony Music
  • Olivia Rodrigo, Polydor/Geffen, Universal Music
  • Taylor Swift, EMI, Universal Music

International group

  • ABBA, Polydor, Universal Music
  • BTS, Big Hit Entertainment/Polydor, Universal Music
  • Måneskin, Columbia, Sony Music
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars/Anderson. Paak), Atlantic, Warner Music
  • The War on Drugs, Atlantic, Warner Music

International song of the year (Top 15 identified by peak eight weeks of sales in the U.K.

chart. Winner identified by voting academy.)      

  • ATB/Topic/A7S, “Your Love (9PM),” EMI/Positiva, Universal Music
  • Billie Eilish, “Happier Than Ever,” Polydor/Interscope. Universal Music
  • Ckay, “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah),” Parlophone, Warner Music
  • Doja Cat featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More,” Ministry Of Sound, Sony Music
  • Drake featuring Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls,” Ovo/Republic Records, Universal Music
  • Galantis/Guetta/Little Mix, “Heartbreak Anthem,” Atlantic/RCA, Sony Music, Warner Music
  • Jonasu, “Black Magic,” 3 Beat, Universal Music
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay,” EMI/RCA, Sony Music/Universal Music
  • Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” RCA, Sony Music
  • Lil Tjay & 6lack, “Calling My Phone,” Columbia/Polydor/Interscope, Sony Music, Universal Music
  • Måneskin, “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” Columbia, Sony Music
  • Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U,” Polydor/Geffen, Universal Music
  • Polo G, “Rapstar,” Columbia, Sony Music
  • Tiësto, “The Business,” Atlantic, Warner Music
  • The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears,” Republic Records/XO, Universal Music

The Brit award show will take place on February 8th in London and organizers have already announced the rising star winner in the nominations as well.

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