Several BIMM graduates receive BRIT Awards nominations
More than 50 artists are nominated for the 2023 BRIT Awards, with global stars Stormzy, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé rubbing shoulders with our amazing ex-students. The winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday 11 February.
Young star Mimi Webb is up for her first BRIT Awards nomination in the Best New Act category. She had a fantastic 2022 with her single ‘House on Fire’ at no.6 in the UK Singles Charts. Her debut album, Amelia, is set for release early this year, and we honestly couldn’t be more excited to see where Mimi will end up!
Fontaines D.C. received their second nomination for Best International Group, with their first nomination coming after the release of their album A Heroes Death back in 2021. Their latest album, Skinty Fia, received wide-spread critical acclaim and charted at no.1 in the UK Album Charts, receiving five stars from NME, Line of Best Fit and DIY.
George Ezra has been nominated for Artist of the Year for the third time after the success of his third studio album, Gold Rush Kid, which charted at no.1 in the UK Album Charts. His single, ‘Green Green Grass’, is also up for Song of the Year, alongside some very stiff competition.
This year saw controversy around the Artist of the Year category at The BRITs. One year after becoming a gender-neutral category, all the nominees for the 2023 award are men. Despite aiming to make the category more inclusive, this outcome has shone a light on how much work there is still to do to ensure equality in the music industry. We hope that moving forward, there will be a review of how artists are chosen to ensure that the diversity of our industry is properly celebrated.