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Zara Woodcock & Zoe Delaney

BRIT Awards 2023 - Harry Styles leads nominations as female acts snubbed for major award

No female acts are nominated in one of the biggest categories at next month's BRIT Awards.

The full list of nominations for The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard was finally released this evening - with Radio 1 DJs Vick Hope and Jack Saunders revealing the artists in with the chance of bagging an honour on February 11 across social media channels.

Harry Styles and rock band Wet Leg lead the way with four nominations each, with Stormzy and The 1975 also bagging three nods each for major honours, but female acts will miss out when it comes to Artist of the Year gong - one year on from Adele becoming the first ever recipient of the rebranded award.

The Artist of the Year category featured only male acts, with Harry, rapper Central Cee, DJ Fred again, pop singers George Ezra and and Stormzy all in with a chance of taking home the prize in a few weeks time.

Harry Styles is up for more BRIT Awards later this year (JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)
Adele won last year's Artist of the Year but this year's nominees are all male (PA)

Women lead the way in the International Artist of the Year category, thanks to Lizzo, Beyonce and Taylor Swift all enjoying mammoth success over the last 12 months.

Sam Ryder - who came second when representing the UK at last year's Eurovision Song Contest - received a nomination for Best New Artist.

The Space Man singer told Vick and Jack: "I’m buzzing. I feel like a golden retriever that’s won a competition. Whatever happens, to simply be recognised alongside so many amazing artists and peers is incredible."

Sam is delighted with his nomination when chatting with Vick and Jack this evening (David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

British indie rock band Wet Leg, who supported most-nominated star Harry on his recent tour, picked up four nominations, while Matty Healy's band The 1975 are in with the chance of winning three awards next month.

Here are the full lists of nominees...

Song of the Year

Aitch and Ashanti - Baby

Dave - Starlight

Cat Burns - Go

Ed Sheeran and Elton John - Merry Christmas

Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal - B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)

George Ezra - Green Green Grass

Harry Styles - As It Was

Lewis Capaldi - Forget Me

LF System - Afraid to Feel

Sam Smith and Kim Petra - Unholy

Artist of the Year

Fred Again

George Ezra


Central Cee

Harry Styles

Best New Artist

Kojey Radical

Mimi Webb

Rina Sawayama

Sam Ryder

Wet Leg

Group of the Year


Arctic Monkeys

BBCC Bad Boy Chiller Crew

Nova Twins

Wet Leg

International Artist of the Year


Burna Boy

Kendrick Lamar


Taylor Swift

Sam Smith and Kim Petras will perform at the live event next month (Scott Garfitt/Global/REX/Shutterstock)

International Group of the Year

Black Pink

Drake and 21 Savage

First Aid Kit

Fontaines D.C


Best Hip/Hop/Grime/Rap Act


Central Cee


Loyle Carner


Best Dance Act

Becky Hill

Calvin Harris

Fred Again

Eliza Rose

Best Rock/Alternative Act

The 1975

Arctic Monkeys

Nova Twins

Tom Grennan

Wet Leg

Denise Welch's son's band The 1975 cleaned up in the nominations (Getty Images)

Best Pop/R&B Act

Cat Burns

Charli XCX

Dua Lipa

Harry Styles

Sam Smith

Album of the Year

The 1975 - Being Funny in a Foreign Language

Wet Leg - Wet Leg

Harry Styles - Harry's House

Stormzy - This is What I Mean

Fred Again - Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)

The BRIT Awards will take place on February 11 and will broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX - from The O2 arena.

Sam Smith, Kim Petra and Wet Leg are all confirmed to perform at the ceremony at The 02 Arena next month.

Meanwhile, the BRITS already announced their first winner for 2023.

The talented R&B girl group FLO took home this year's Rising Star award. Last year, the lucky winner was Holly Humberstone.

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