Brit Awards 2021 nominations: full list of nominees including Joel Corry and BTS - and when are the awards?

Dua Lipa and upcoming artist Griff will perform at the awards ceremony, in May

Korean-pop group BTS are among the international nominations, they recently performed at the 63rd Grammy Awards on 14 March (Picture: Getty Images)
Korean-pop group BTS are among the international nominations, they recently performed at the 63rd Grammy Awards on 14 March (Picture: Getty Images)

The 2021 Brit Awards nominations have been announced, with Joel Corry and Young T and Bugsey among those nominated for several gongs.

The nominations were announced by presenter Nick Grimshaw and Brit’s rising star 2021 award winner Griff, at 4pm on 31 March on Twitter.

So, who has been nominated and when will the award ceremony take place? This is what you need to know.

Best Solo Female Artists

Arlo Parks


Dua Lipa

Jessie Ware

Lianne La Havas

Best solo male artist

AJ Tracey

Headie One

J Hus

Joel Corry


British single

Don’t Need Love - 220 Kid and Gracey

Rain - Aitch x AJ Tracey

Physical - Dua Lipa

Watermelon sugar - Harry Styles

Ain't It Different - Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy

Head and Heart - Joel Crry

Lighter - Nathan Dawe ft. KSI

Secrets - Regard and RAYERover - Simba ft DTG

Don't Rush - Young T & Bugsey ft.Headie

British Group


Biffy Clyro

Little Mix

The 1975

Young T and Bugsey

Breakthrough artist

Arlo Parks



Joel Corry

Young T and Bugsey

International Group


Fontaines D.C.



Run the Jewels

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Childish Gambino

Tame Impala

The weekend

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Cardi B

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

Celeste - Not Your Muse

Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia

J Hus - Big Conspiracy

Jessie Ware - What’s your pleasure?

Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams

When is the Brit Awards 2021?

The Brit Awards will take place live at the London O2 on 11 May – MasterCard is the headline sponsor.

Grimshaw told viewers of the nominations Live stream: “Live music is coming back with a bang and we are ready.”

He added: “You would be mad to miss the Brit Awards,” after joking to co-host Griff, Jessie Ware, Celeste and Arlo Parks that he hadn’t had conversation with more than four people at any one time for more than a year.

How are the winners decided?

The winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy with over 1,000 members.

The members are made up of record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.

The academy shortlist from performers who have released music in the past year, then cast votes again to determine a winner for each category.

Will the Brit awards be shown on TV?

The award ceremony will be broadcast live on 11 May by ITV, and viewers will be able to watch it on demand afterwards on the ITV hub.

In the meantime, the official Brits playlist launches today on Amazon Music, with songs from all the nominees.