Women take cen­tre stage at Brit awards

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

The short­list for the 2019 Brit Awards has been dom­i­nated by women with solo artists Dua Lipa and Anne-marie each se­cur­ing four nom­i­na­tions.

The pres­ti­gious award for best Bri­tish al­bum has more fe­male nom­i­nees for only the sec­ond time in the his­tory of the Brits. Pop star Dua Lipa has two tracks in the run­ning for best Bri­tish sin­gle and two for best Bri­tish video.

Her col­lab­o­ra­tion with Scots DJ Calvin Har­ris, One Kiss, fea­tures on both short­lists.

She won best fe­male artist at last year’s awards and said: “Here’s to more women on these stages.”

Anne-marie, who shot to fame af­ter fea­tur­ing on Clean Ban­dit’s Rock­abye along­side Sean Paul, is also handed four nods, in­clud­ing one for Bri­tish fe­male solo artist.

Jorja Smith is nom­i­nated for three gongs for the al­bum, fe­male solo artist and break­through act cat­e­gories.

Singer Jess Glynne, who last year broke the record for most num­ber one sin­gles by a Bri­tish fe­male solo artist, re­ceived two nom­i­na­tions.

A strong in­ter­na­tional women’s cat­e­gory will see Ar­i­ana Grande, Cardi B and Camila Ca­bello com­pete for the prize.

Drake and Eminem are both nom­i­nated for in­ter­na­tional male, as is Amer­i­can jazz sax­o­phon­ist Ka­masi Wash­ing­ton, a sur­prise en­try.

The Brit Awards will take place on Fe­bru­ary 20 at Lon­don’s O2 Arena.

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