He might get #whoisloylecarner printed on t-shirts
Carner is up for British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act at this year’s BRITs, which will take place at London’s The O2 Arena on February 21.
Following the nominations announcement, some took to social media to express their confusion about Carner’s nominations.
One user wrote: “Um, who is Loyle Carner? No disrespect to Loyle, but I’ve never heard of him. To the Brit Awards voting academy, how did he get nominated for British Male Solo Artist of the year? I don’t get it…”
Responding, Loyle appeared to take the situation in jest and encouraged fans to use the #whoisloylecarner hashtag.
When one fan suggested that Carner turns the hashtag into a t-shirt, he replied: “innit”.
One of Carner’s initial sceptics has since apologised, writing: “By the replies I’ve received, many people have heard of Loyle & like his music. I will definitely have a listen now. I apologise to Loyle & anyone I’ve offended”.
Dua Lipa is nominated for the most awards at the event, with a total of five. Her nominations include British Female Solo Artist, British Single, British Breakthrough Act, British Artist Video Of The Year, and Mastercard British Album Of The Year.
Ed Sheeran is up for four awards, while Rag’n’Bone Man and J Hus are in the running for three awards apiece. They will go head-to-head in the British Single and Mastercard British Album Of The Year categories.