The nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards with Mastercard were this announced in ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ one-hour TV special on ITV and ITV Hub and streamed for the first time on The Official BRIT Awards YouTube.
Presenters Clara Amfo and Maya Jama took fans and viewers through the shortlists for 13 categories, alongside exclusive performances from Anne-Marie, Joel Corry & Gracey, Glass Animals and Mimi Webb.
Adele, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, Dave up for four BRIT awards - who alongside Sam Fender will battle it out for the inaugural Artist of the Year award
Sam Fender, Central Cee, David Guetta nominated for three
Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X each up for two awards and up against Taylor Swift for International Artist of the Year award
Double nominations for Becky Hill, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Glass Animals, Griff, Joel Corry, Joy Crookes, KSI, Little Mix, Måneskin, Raye, Tom Grennan, Wolf Alice
Nominations for ABBA, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Drake, Elton John, Ghetts,
London Grammar, The Weeknd
Most female artists nominated in over a decade
All winners will be revealed at The BRIT Awards on Tuesday 8th February 2022 at The O2 arena, broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub, and hosted by Mo Gilligan. 2022 BRITs Rising Star winner Holly Humberstone is the first performer to be announced for the show.
2022 BRITs Chair and Polydor co-president Tom March commented: “I am delighted to see such a brilliant spread of artists across the categories this year. It is great to see so many of the artists that have defined this past year have been recognised, all exemplifying enormous talent and creativity.
“It is a true testament to the power and vibrancy of British and international music right now. We look forward to what the public vote for as winners in the four new genre award categories, introduced to create even more opportunities for artists to be recognised, when the voting opens in January. I thank our Voting Academy for providing such inspirational nominees for the 2022 BRITs.”