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CKay nominated for 2022 BRIT Awards

The nominees for the 2022 BRIT Awards have been announced ahead of the main ceremony at the O2 Arena in London on 8 February.

Also known as ‘the BRITs’, the awards platform, which was first held in 1977, is the British Phonographic Industry’s annual celebration of popular music. This year’s edition will award musical feats across 13 categories, including Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Brit Rising Star and International Artist of the Year.

British-Nigerian rapper Little Simz is among the leading nominees with four nods including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop/Grime/Rap and Artist of the Year. In October, the musician won the Best International Flow trophy at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

Nigerian singer CKay scored a nomination in the Best International Song category with his global hit ‘Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)’. CKay will compete for the prize against a long roster of international heavy hitters including Canadian stars Drake and The Weeknd, US singers Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, among others.

Meanwhile, Holly Humberstone has been awarded the BRITs Rising Star prize.

At last year’s ceremony, British rapper of Gambian descent J Hus won the Male Solo Artist trophy, edging fellow artists AJ Tracey, Headie One, Joel Corry and Yungblud to win his first BRIT Award.

The 2022 BRIT Awards will be hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

Album of the Year

30 – Adele
We’re All Alone In This Together – Dave
Ed Sheeran – =
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – Little Simz
Seventeen Going Under – Sam Fender
Artist of the Year

Adele
Dave
Ed Sheeran
Little Simz
Sam Fender
Best Group

Coldplay
D-Block Europe
Little Mix
London Grammar
Wolf Alice
Song of the Year

‘Latest Trends’ – A1 & J1
‘Easy On Me’ – Adele
‘Don’t Play’ – Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals
‘Remember’ – Becky Hill & David Guetta
‘Obsessed With You’ – Central Cee
‘Clash’ – Dave ft Stormzy
‘Bad Habits’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)’ – Elton John & Dua Lipa
‘Heat Waves’ – Glass Animals
‘Bed’ – Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta
‘Holiday’ – KSI
‘Wellerman’ – Nathan & 220Kid & Billen Ted
‘Friday’ – Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa
‘Body’ – Tion Wayne & Russ Millions
‘Little Bit Of Love’ – Tom Grennan
Best New Artist

Central Cee
Griff
Joy Crookes
Little Simz
Self Esteem
Best International Artist

Billie Eilish
Doja Cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift
Best International Group

Abba
BTS
Maneskin
Silk Sonic
War On Drugs
Best International Song

‘Your Love (9PM)’ – ATB / Topic / A7S
‘Happier Than Ever’ – Billie Eilish
‘Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)’ – Ckay
‘Kiss Me More’ – Doja Cat ft SZA
‘Girls Want Girls’ – Drake ft Lil Baby
‘Heartbreak Anthem’ – Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix
Black Magic’ – Jonasu
‘Stay’ – Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber
‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ – Lil Nas X
‘Calling My Phone’ – Lil TJ & 6lack
‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ – Maneskin
‘Good 4U’ – Olivia Rodrigo
‘Rapstar’ – Polo G
‘The Business’ – Tiesto
‘Save Your Tears’ – The Weeknd
Brits Rising Star

Holly Humberstone
Bree Runway
Lola Young
Best Dance

Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again
Joel Corry
Raye
Best Rock/Alternative

Coldplay
Glass Animals
Sam Fender
Tom Grennan
Wolf Alice
Best Pop/R&B

Adele
Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Griff
Joy Crookes
Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap

AJ Tracey
Central Cee
Dave
Ghetts
Little Simz
Producer of the Year (To be announced in January 2022)

Songwriter of the Year (To be announced in January 2022)

Source: Music In Africa

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