Burna Boy, Rema, Asake, Nominated for BRIT Awards

Burna Boy, Rema, Asake
Burna Boy, Asake and Rema

The nominations for the prestigious BRIT Awards 2024 have been announced, and it’s exciting news for music fans across the African continent.

Two of Africa’s biggest music stars, Burna Boy and Asake, have been nominated for the much-coveted International Artist of the Year award.

The competition is fierce, as they are up against some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, SZA and Lana Del Rey.

In addition to that, Rema has been nominated for the International Song of the Year category for his hit single “Calm Down”. South African singer Tyla’s viral song “Water” has also been nominated in the same category. Furthermore, Cameroon-American singer Libianca has received a nomination for her breakthrough song “People”.

This year’s BRIT Awards is giving the public a chance to vote for the winners of the genre categories on Instagram, so this is the perfect opportunity for African music fans to show their support for their favourite artists.

See the full list below:

International Artist of the Year

Burna Boy
Caroline Polachek
Kylie Minogue
Lana Del Rey
Miley Cyrus
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

International Song of the Year

Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
David Kushner – Daylight
Doja Cat – Paint The Town Red
Jazzy – Giving Me
Libianca – People
Meghan Trainor – Made You Look
Miley Cyrus – Flowers
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz – Miss You
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
Peggy Gou – It Goes Like (Nanana)
Rema – Calm Down
SZA – Kill Bill
Tate McRae – Greedy
Tyla – Water

Artist of the Year

Arlo Parks
Central Cee
Dua Lipa
Fred again..
J Hus
Jessie Ware
Little Simz
Olivia Dean

Group of the Year

Chase & Status
Headie One & K-Trap
Young Fathers

Best New Artist

Olivia Dean
Yussef Dayes

Song of the Year

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – Miracle
Casso/Raye/D-Block Europe – Prada
Central Cee – Let Go
Dave and Central Cee – Sprinter
Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
Ed Sheeran – Eyes Closed
J Jus featuring Drake – Who Told You
Kenya Grace – Strangers
Lewis Capaldi – Wish You The Best
PinkPantheress – Boy’s A Liar
Raye featuring 070 Shake – Escapism
Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry – Dancing Is Healing
Stormzy featuring Debbie – Firebabe
Switch Disco and Ella Henderson – React
Venbee & Goddard – Messy In Heaven

Mastercard Album of the Year

Blur – The Ballad Of Darren
J Hus – Beautiful And Brutal Yard
Little Simz – No Thank You
Raye – My 21st Century Blues
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy

International Group of the Year

Foo Fighters

Alternative/Rock Act

Bring Me The Horizon
The Rolling Stones
Young Fathers
Yussef Dayes

Pop Act

Calvin Harris
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Olivia Dean

R&B Act

Cleo Sol
Jorja Smith

Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act

Central Cee
J Hus
Little Simz

Dance Act

Barry Can’t Swim
Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again..

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