2017 Brit Award Nominees: Tinie Tempah, Skepta, Stormzy & Kano

Tinie Tempah, Skepta, Stormzy & Kano following truly amazing 2016,  have put Grime and U.K Urban music in the nominations for the  2017 BRIT Awards, with seven nominations a ...

January 18, 2017 Mixtape Madness Team

Tinie Tempah, Skepta, Stormzy & Kano following truly amazing 2016,  have put Grime and U.K Urban music in the nominations for the  2017 BRIT Awards, with seven nominations ahead of the UK’s most prestigious ceremony.

Last years omission of the Urban music from the Award ceremony led to hashtag ‘BritSoWhite’ trending on twitter, with people voicing their dissatisfaction and artists such as Krept and Konan addressing the issue on Channel 4 news:

This year, Skepta is amongst the top nominated artists – with three nominations, thanks to his fourth studio album Konnichiwa which went GOLD two months ago and literally shutdown Top Of The Pops at Christmas.

The 2016 Mercury Prize winner is up for the British Male Solo Artist alongside fellow Grime Artist Kano – with  Craig David, David Bowie and Michael Kiwanuka completing the list.

“None of my G’s nominated for brits? are you taking the piss?, embarrassing” Yes Stormzy said that last year – and this year he’s up for the British Breakthrough Act alongside SkeptaAnne-Marie, Blossoms and Rag’n’Bone Man.

Kano‘s fifth studio album ‘Made In The Manor‘ was the Best Album at the MOBO Awards and now in with a chance of winning the Mastercard British Album Of The Year. Kano would have to beat the likes of Skepta‘s ‘Konnichiwa‘, The 1975 ‘s ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It‘, David Bowie‘s ‘Blackstar‘ and Michael Kiwanuka‘s ‘Love & Hate‘.

Emeli Sandé, who is currently dating Hypo, has also been nominated British Solo Female Artist, following her amazing album.

Despite more urban nominations, many commentators have asked what more the likes of Giggs and Wretch 32 have to do to gain Brit nominations considering the success of both of their albums, when technically Stromzy’s “Shut Up” was in 2015 and he didn’t release an album last year.

Check out the full full list of nominees for the 2017 BRIT Awards below – 

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Emeli Sandé
Lianne La Havas
Nao

BRITISH GROUP

The 1975
Bastille
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag’n’Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy

BRITs GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD

Identified by the global sales success of British Acts of
their latest project/album. Sales achieved in the period 1st
January 2016 to 31st December2016 will be counted.

BRITISH SINGLE

Alan Walker – Faded
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car
Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Zayn – Pillowtalk

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
David Bowie – Blackstar
Kano – Made In the Manor
Michael Kiwanuka –  Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car
Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – Hair
One Direction – History
Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Zayn – Pillowtalk

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Drake
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Beyoncé
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

A Tribe Called Quest
Drake & Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Twenty One Pilots