As reported by Sky News, the 2021 Brits have revealed what recipients will receive on the night of the awards, with an encouragement to spread kindness.
Winners can expect not one but two figurines for their efforts, with the intent for the second statue to be given to someone by the artist in order to share the love. The designers of the trophies (Es Devlin and Yinka Ilori) say the inspiration for this year came from the acts of kindness seen around the world due to the global Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
Due to take place on May 11th, the ceremony will be the ‘first major indoor and in-person live music event in more than a year’ with an audience of 4,000 people who will not be required to wear masks or social distance. Instead, attendees will only need a negative test in line with the government’s live events pilot scheme. This will be an exciting night in music and in culture as we move forward to lesser restrictions in everyday life.
The nominees for the Brits 2021 are as follows:
International Female Solo Artist – Ariana Grande; Billie Eilish; Cardi B; Miley Cyrus; Taylor Swift
Female Solo Artist – Arlo Parks; Celeste; Dua Lipa; Jessie Ware; Lianne La Havas
International Male Solo Artist – Bruce Springsteen; Burna Boy; Childish Gambino; Tame Impala; The Weeknd
Male Solo Artist – AJ Tracey; Headie One; J Hus; Joel Corry; Yungblud
Mastercard Album – Collapsed in Sunbeams (Arlo Parks); Not Your Muse (Celeste); Future Nostalgia (Dua Lipa); Big Conspiracy (J Hus); What’s Your Pleasure? (Jessie Ware)
Breakthrough Artist – Arlo Parks; Bicep; Celeste; Joel Corry; Young T & Bugsey
British Single with Mastercard – Don’t Need Love (220 Kid & GRACEY); Rain (Aitch & AJ Tracey feat. Tay Keith); Physical (Dua Lipa); Watermelon Sugar (Harry Styles); Ain’t It Different (Headie One feat. AJ Tracey and Stormzy); Head & Heart (Joel Corry feat. MNEK); Lighter (Nathan Dawe feat. KSI); Secrets (Regard & RAYE); Rover (S1MBA feat. DTG); Don’t Rush (Young T & Bugsey feat. Headie One)
British Group – Bicep; Biffy Clyro; Little Mix; The 1975; Young T & Bugsey
International Group – BTS; Fontaines D.C.; Foo Fighters; HAIM; Run The Jewels
BRITs Rising Star – Griff; Pa Salieu; Rina Sawayama
Words by Ellen Oakley