IDLES, The 1975, and Dua Lipa amongst artists nominated for 2019 BRIT Awards

The awards will be held in London on February 20

IDLES, The 1975, and Dua Lipa are amongst the stars in the running for the 2019 BRIT Awards, it has been revealed.

The nominations were announced earlier today (January 12) in a special televised programme. The winners will be revealed next month at the annual awards ceremony, which is due to take place at London’s The o2 on February 20.

Lipa and Anne-Marie are the most nominated artists this year, with four nods apiece. The ‘New Rules’ singer is up for two awards in both the Best British Single and Best British Artist Video Of The Year categories for ‘IDGAF’ and her Calvin Harris collaboration, ‘One Kiss’. Anne-Marie, meanwhile, is also nominated in those categories as well as Best British Female Solo and Mastercard Best British Album.


IDLES are in the running for Best British Breakthrough, where they’ll go up against Ella Mai, Jorja Smith, Tom Walker, and Mabel. The 1975 could go home with two trophies on the night, with them nominated for Best British Group and Mastercard Best British Album.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best British Male Solo

Aphex Twin
Craig David
George Ezra
Sam Smith

Best British Female Solo

Florence + The Machine
Jess Glynne
Jorja Smith
Lily Allen

Best British Single

Anne-Marie – ‘2002’
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – ‘One Kiss’
Clean Bandit – ‘Solo
Dua Lipa – ‘IDGAF’
George Ezra – ‘Shotgun’
Jess Glynne – ‘I’ll Be There’
Ramz – ‘Barking’
Rudimental – ‘These Days’
Sigala & Paloma Faith – ‘Lullaby’
Tom Walker – ‘Leave A Light On’

Best British Group


The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Little Mix
Years & Years

Best British Breakthrough

Ella Mai
Jorja Smith
Tom Walker

Best British Artist Video Of The Year

Anne-Marie – ‘2002’
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – ‘One Kiss’
Rudimental – ‘These Days’
Little Mix ft. Nicki Minaj – ‘Woman Like Me’
Dua Lipa – ‘IDGAF’
Rita Ora – ‘Phoenix’
Jax Jones – ‘Breathe’
Clean Bandit – ‘Solo’
Jonas Blue – ‘Rise’
Rita Ora and Liam Payne – ‘For You’

Best International Male Solo

Kamasi Washington
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

Best International Group

The Carters
First Aid Kit
Nile Rodgers & Chic
Twenty One Pilots

Best International Female Solo

Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Christine And The Queens
Janelle Monáe

Mastercard Best British Album

The 1975 – ’A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’
Anne-Marie – ‘Speak Your Mind’
Florence + The Machine – ‘High As Hope’
George Ezra – ‘Staying At Tamara’s’
Jorja Smith – ‘Lost & Found’

In a press release, BRITs Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland Jason Iley said: “These nominations illustrate what an incredible year it has been for British talent and remind us what a great time it is to be a music fan, both in the UK and beyond.

“I’m delighted to see the nominations representing talent across a wide variety of genres – from returning artists to some incredibly exciting new talent, who are set to become the stars of the future. With such a strong list of nominees, we are certain of a fiercely contested and exciting night at the awards show in February.”

Jack Whitehall has already been confirmed to return to host the 2019 BRIT Awards, while the first winner of this year’s event was announced last month. Sam Fender was named the BRITs Critics’ Choice winner for 2019, after being nominated alongside Lewis Capaldi and Mahalia.