Music News: Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and the snubs for 2024 Brit Awards

A quick round up of top artists news and headlines from the Brit Awards 2024

The Brit Awards are the highest-profile music awards in the UK. Nominations are now out for the ceremony being held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the O2 Arena, London. They bring good news for Dua Lipa. The Albanian-born singer is certainly going to be busy with award ceremonies over the next few weeks. 

She is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards ceremony on February 4, where her song ”Dance The Night” from the Barbie movie has also been nominated for Song Of The Year and for Best Song Written For Visual Media. She is also the first act to be announced to perform at the Brit Awards.

While there she will also be crossing her fingers for an award. Dua Lipa already has six Brits and has three more nominations this year for Artist Of The Year, Pop Act, and Song Of The Year, again for “Dance The Night”. 

Dua Lipa is in the Award business and Raye is completely floored

Also very hopeful of picking up a Brit Award this year is Raye. The 26-year-old English singer-songwriter is very much on the ascendency right now. She described herself as completely floored by hearing that she is the first-ever artist to receive seven Brit Award nominations in a single year.

Raye’s nominations are for Artist, New Artist, British Album Of The Year for My 21st Century Blues. She then has two nominations for Song Of The Year. The first for her song“Escapism” and then a second for “Prada” with Casso and D-Block Europe

Calvin Harris is up for more awards

Another top Brit Award collector Calvin Harris is also looking to expand his two Brit wins from 14 nominations. He has added three more nominations for 2024, two are in the categories for Dance Act, Pop Act. Then after a huge 2023 hit for his single “Miracle” featuring Ellie Goulding, it's no surprise to see that nominated for Song Of The Year. 

Big acts let down on nominations

The Awards do have some surprises though, there may be some big acts feeling somewhat disappointed by low nominations despite exciting and productive 2023s. We saw huge hits last year for Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, The Rolling Stones, and Stormzy, but they have only managed to secure one nomination each. Big names don't count for much at the Brits seemingly.

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