BRIT Awards 2022 Artist Of The Year 13 BRIT Award Categories
BRIT Awards 2022 music royalty
Why are we so excited about BRIT Awards 2022? Well, apart from being known as the music royalty of the United Kingdom, there’s also the possibility of watching our favorite pop stars perform live in action! Imagine the magnificent sight and sound of Ed Sheeran making his stage appearance during the BRIT Awards 2022? Are you excited yet? You should be! Here’s why we love BRIT Awards 2022…
International Song Of The Year
As in previous years, our international song of The Year category remains open to artists and tracks released by UK/Ireland-based acts but which have charted highly in other countries. Recent recipients of our award include Dua Lipa (‘New Rules’) in 2017, Adele (‘Hello’) in 2016 and Ellie Goulding (‘Love Me Like You Do’) in 2015. Previous winners also include Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ in 2008 and 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ in 2004.
Previous international winners who have since gone on to win a Brit Award include Lily Allen, Florence + The Machine, Cascada and Olly Murs. Three past International Song Of The Year nominees went on to be named Best British Breakthrough Act at our sister ceremony – Tom Odell (2013), Ella Eyre (2014) and James Bay (2015).
What song do you think will be crowned as International Song Of The Year at next year’s Brit Awards? Let us know using #BritAwards22. Check out all of our 2018 winners here… What will it take for your favourite artist or act to triumph?
So, it’s not easy being an International Artist. You may have to start somewhere else, only to get noticed by a major label that will then take you on as one of their own.
You may have to come from a different country than what you’re trying to break into because of censorship rules or regulations. Either way, make sure that you’re willing to do what it takes for your dream job – whether its singing in your local church choir for hours at a time or auditioning for every single local talent show (and I mean every single one). Being an international artist is both difficult and rewarding.
Best Pop Act Pop and R&B Artist
Jess Glynne Pop and R&B Album: Jess Glynne feat.
Diplo, Mark Ronson – I’ll Be There Pop and R&B Single: Jess Glynne – Thursday Song of The Year: Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber – Castle on a Hill International Group: Imagine Dragons International Female Solo Artist: Adele International Male Solo Artist: Kendrick Lamar British Group: Little Mix British Breakthrough Act British Single Music Video : Dua Lipa feat.
Miguel – Lost in Your Light BRITs Icon Award: Robbie Williams & Nicole Appleton Unofficial Soundtrack to Our Lives Award: Stormzy Happy Now?
How About This for Later?: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe J. Koo Loves You x J.Koo Tour Dates TBC (clue – check out our tour section) When Do We Get It? /Is That it? No Way!
Hip Hop, Grime and Rap Artist
Cardi B has won 5 awards over previous years. Her single Bodak Yellow was a huge success, and is still played to date in most parties and clubs, making her one of the most popular musicians of today. She had also been nominated for several categories at various award ceremonies around UK and USA which include best rap performance (which she won), female artist of the year, hip hop album of 2018 and so on.
It’s almost certain that Brit Award will crown Cardi B as its first ever Rap Artist of Year!  There are some serious competition from Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj etc. In fact you may agree with me that Cardi B does not have to work hard in winning Brit Award because it’s like booking One Direction or Ed Sheeran. Eminem is up there with Jay-Z though.
Best Solo Artist
A strong argument can be made for Skepta, Stormzy, Jack White and Troye Sivan. But only one artist is best suited to be awarded The Brit Award for Best Solo Artist: Dua Lipa. Her second album Dua Lip (sound-alike title not intentional) was released on 15 January 2017 and was critically acclaimed by both fans and critics alike.
The 26 year old singer has amassed a worldwide following of millions with her upbeat, confident lyrics, energetic performances and pure star power. With nominations in six different categories including Album of The Year and British Female Solo Artist—Lipa has been nominated seven times overall—she’s most likely to take home a BRIT Award or two when we find out who’s taking home an award on 22 February 2018 at London’s O2 Arena.
Rock and Alternative Artist
Foo Fighters The Foo Fighters topped our poll as one of Brits’ favourite rock bands, with their current album Concrete and Gold hitting number two in UK Albums Chart. Lead vocalist Dave Grohl said: We are beyond excited for the chance to bring our show to the O2 Arena next year.
Thanks to everyone who voted for us. This will be a show you won’t want to miss! Other top votes include Muse with 5% of votes, Ed Sheeran on 4%, Bring Me The Horizon and Kasabian both got 3% each. Chvrches scored 2%, while Royal Blood grabbed 1%.
Other artists to pick up at least 1% were Fall Out Boy, Tom Grennan, Christine & The Queens (1%), Arctic Monkeys (1%), Miley Cyrus & Liam Gallagher (1%). While other acts picked up less than 1%.
Nominations for 13 award categories were announced during an hour-long special titled The Brits Are Coming that aired on ITV.
The nominations were dominated by Ed Sheeran, who received five nominations for his albums ÷ (2017) and X (2014). Cardi B received four nominations, including one for her debut album Invasion of Privacy. Dua Lipa received three nominations. Arctic Monkeys and George Ezra each earned two nominations; and Tom Walker, Jess Glynne, Jorja Smith and Mabel each earned one nomination.
Sigrid was nominated in multiple categories including British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, International Female Solo Artist – with only singer-songwriter Ella Mai nominated in both categories alongside Sigrid. The 1975 received seven nominations, followed by David Bowie and Rag’n’Bone Man with six each.
Stereophonics picked up their first ever Brit Award when they picked up Best British Group at last year’s ceremony while Mark Ronson took home two awards, Best Male Solo Artist and Producer of the Year.
Adele swept all before her in 2011, winning every category she was nominated for, including a Brit Award record breaking nine trophies. The 2010 award ceremony took place on Wednesday 16 February 2010 and was hosted by James Corden live from Earls Court One in London.
Matt Willis also hosted a backstage pass event on ITV2 immediately after the main show called ‘Brits Backstage Pass’ which featured behind-the-scenes coverage on ITV2 immediately after the main show.