2022 BRIT Awards Nominations: Adele and Ed Sheeran lead singles singers with four nods each…
Adele and Ed Sheeran led the nominations for the 2022 BRIT Awards, with four great nods each.
Little Simz and Dave join Adele and Ed with four nominations, as they compete with Sam Fender for the inaugural Artist of the Year award at the ceremony that will be broadcast on February 8.
It comes after the Brit Awards sparked controversy after the male and female categories were scrapped and switched to gender-neutral gongs for the first time in its history, prompting naysayers to describe the event as a “wake-up”.
Congratulations: Adele and Ed Sheeran lead the 2022 BRIT Awards nominations with each receiving four great nods
It’s been a fun year for Adele, 33, who returned to the top of the charts earlier this year with Easy On Me, her first single since 2016.
Following the success of the follow-up album 30, the star also garnered nods in the Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Pop, and RnB categories.
Meanwhile, Ed’s Bad Habits track earned him a Song of the Year nomination, while like Adele, he was also honored in Album of the Year and Pop, RnB categories.
Sam Fender, Central C, David Guetta won three awards that night, while Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X were nominated for two, and Taylor Swift will face Best International Artist.
Nice One: After the success of Easy On Me single and follow-up album 30, the star also earned nods in the Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Pop, and RnB categories.
Success: Meanwhile, Ed’s Bad Habits track earned him a Song of the Year nomination, while like Adele, he’s also been honored in the Album of the Year and Pop, RnB categories.
Yes! Little Sims and Dave join Adele and Ed with four nominations, as they compete with Sam Fender for the inaugural Artist of the Year award at the ceremony that will be broadcast on February 8.
Organizers were divided last month, with some angry over the decision to switch to gender-neutral gongs for the first time in their history.
The chiefs claimed that the move was in an effort to “be as comprehensive and relevant as possible” and allowed in people who did not identify themselves as a man or a woman.
But fans have criticized the change as “wake up bullshit,” with many calling for a boycott of next year’s show.
The 2022 BRIT Awards will see contenders compete for Artist of the Year instead of solo artist and solo artist.
The International Artist of the Year will be used in place of the Best International Artist or Solo Artist.
The 2022 gala will feature four new awards, all of which will be decided by public vote – alternative act/rock; hip hop/crime/rap; Dance and Folk Acting / R’n’B.
Meanwhile, the Song of the Year award will be given to featured artists, not just specific lead artists or collaborators.
The changes come after singer Sam Smith – who is known as a non-binary – put organizers under pressure to weed out the male and female categories earlier this year.
The three-time winner said, “Music has always been for me about unity, not division.
All Changes: The BRIT Awards have canceled the men’s and women’s categories ahead of the 2022 ‘Wake Up’ gala in order to “celebrate artists only for their music and their work”
“I look forward to a time when award shows can reflect the society we live in.”
This was rejected by event planners at the time because it risked “counterproductive for diversity and equality”.
But in a big showdown last month, Breton boss Tom Marsh announced the scrapping of well-established class names.
“It is important that the British continue to evolve and aim to be as inclusive as possible,” he said.
“It feels just the right time to celebrate the accomplishments of artists for the music they create and the work they do, regardless of gender.”
The 2022 BRIT Awards will be broadcast on ITV on February 8th live from 02 Arena in London.
Popstar Sam Smith, who won a Critics’ Choice Award in 2014 and was identified as non-binary, using the pronouns they/them, previously called relocation (pictured at the 2020 event)