Here are the nominees of The BRIT Awards 2021 – Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, The 1975, Little Mix, Yungblud, BTS, and more

Here are the nominees of The BRIT Awards 2021 – Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, The 1975, Little Mix, Yungblud, BTS, and more

The nominees for The BRIT Awards 2021 have finally been revealed!

The announcement was presented by BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and BRIT Awards 2021 Rising Star winner, Griff, via livestream on 31 March.

The likes of GRAMMY-winning pop star Dua Lipa, singer-songwriter and poet Arlo Parks, pop-rock band The 1975, girl group Little Mix, pop act Yungblud, and global superstars BTS received nominations this year.


In an announcement made on 10 May, the BRIT Awards announced that Taylor Swift would be receiving the Global Icon Award this year. The prestigious award is the BRIT's highest accolade "reserved for truly exceptional artists". The folklore hitmaker will be the first female recipient of the award, following the likes of David Bowie, Elton John, and Robbie Williams. 

Originally scheduled for February 2021, the ceremony has been moved to 11 May and will be held at the O2 Arena in London. Dua Lipa and Griff have also been announced as performers for this year's BRIT Awards.

According to an announcement made by the awards ceremony on 23 April, a live audience will be allowed to view the ceremony as part of the UK's COVID event trials. In a report by BBC News, the event will also take place as "normal" as possible, including the serving of food and alcohol. 

4000 people will be allowed to enter the arena without having to wear a mask or observe social distancing measures, as long as they produce a negative COVID-19 test before the event. As part of the government research, attendees will also need to take a COVID test after the event for the study. 

1500 of the available tickets will be given to the nominated artists and their teams, while the other 2500 will be given to key workers in London in an effort to thank them for their service. Those eligible can register for a free ticket via the BRIT Awards' official website

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

Male Solo Artist

AJ Tracey
Headie One
J Hus
Joel Corry

Female Solo Artist

Arlo Parks
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Lianne La Havas

British Single 

‘Don’t Need Love’ - 220 Kid & Gracey 
‘Rain’ - Aitch & AJ Tracey ft Tae Keith 
‘Physical’ - Dua Lipa 
Watermelon Sugar’ - Harry Styles 
‘Ain’t It Different’ - Headie One ft AJ Tracey & Stormzy 
‘Head & Heart’ - Joel Corry ft MNEK 
‘Lighter’ - Nathan Dawe ft KSI 
‘Secrets’ - Regard & Raye 
‘Rover’ - Simba ft DTG 
‘Don’t Rush’ - Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One 

British Group

Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
The 1975
Young T & Bugsey

Breakthrough Artist

Arlo Parks
Joel Corry
Young T & Bugsey

International Group

Fontaines D.C.
Foo Fighters
Run The Jewels

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

Mastercard Album Of The Year

Collapsed In Sunbeams - Arlo Parks 
Not Your Muse - Celeste 
Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa 
Big Conspiracy - J Hus 
What’s Your Pleasure - Jessie Ware