Stormzy Talks BRIT Awards and His 'Breakthrough Act' Status With Julie Adenuga

Plus the full list of nominations ahead of Wednesday’s ceremony.

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This week’s a big one for Stormzy ahead of Wednesday’s BRIT Awards — where the south London star’s been nominated in the British Breakthrough Act category — and Friday’s release of debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. Amid all this, the 23-year-old sat down with Beats 1 Radio DJ Julie Adenuga to discuss the backlash that followed last year’s event and his reaction to this year’s nominations, which include multiple nods to grime contemporaries Skepta and Kano.

Click the link below to hear the full conversation and scroll down further for the full list of nominations ahead of this year’s BRIT Awards, which takes place this Wednesday at 8pm GMT.

 

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Craig David
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

British Female Solo Artist
Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Lianne La Havas
Nao
Emeli Sande

British Group
The 1975
Bastillle
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead

British Breakthrough Act
Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy

Critics’ Choice
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – winner
Anne-Marie
Dua Lipa

British Single
James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Clean Bandit – “Rockabye”
Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend”
Jonas Blue ft Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Little Mix – “Shout Out To My Ex”
Callum Scott – “Dancing On My Own”
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – “Girls Like”
Alan Walker – “Faded”
Zayn – “Pillowtalk”

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
The 1975 – “I Like It When You Sleep…”
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Kano – “Made In The Manor”
Michael Kiwanuka – “Love and Hate”
Skepta – “Konnichiwa”

British Artist Video Of The Year
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Clean Bandit – “Rockabye”
Jonas Blue ft Dakota – “Fast Car”
Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend”
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Little Mix – “Hair”
One Direction – “History”
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – “Girls Like”
Zayn – “Pillowtalk”

International Male Solo Artist
Bon Iver
Leonard Cohen
Drake
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Beyonce
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

International Group
A Tribe Called Quest
Drake and Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Twenty-One Pilots

 

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