Brit Awards 2021 nominations: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Little Mix and AJ Tracey among nominated artists

Nominations mark first time in history that four out of five Album of the Year nominees are women

The Brit Awards 2020 in numbers

The Brit Award 2021 nominations have been announced, with women dominating in the prestigious Album of the Year category.

Leading this year’s nominations are Dua Lipa, Celeste and Arlo Parks, with three nods each.

Parks has already had an impressive 12 months, during which she released her critically acclaimed debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams.

Dua Lipa is fresh off her success at the Grammy Awards, where she won Best Pop Vocal album for 2020’s Future Nostalgia, while Celeste achieved a No 1 this year for her debut, Not Your Muse.

The nominations mark the first time in Brit Awards history that four out of five of the Album of the Year nominees are women.

See the full list of nominations below:

Female Solo Artist

Arlo Parks


Dua Lipa

Jessie Ware

Lianne LaHavas

Male Solo Artist

AJ Tracey

Headie One

J Hus

Joel Corry


British Group


Biffy Clyro

Little Mix

The 1975

Young T & Bugsey

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Rising Star


Breakthrough Artist

Arlo Parks



Joel Corry

Young T & Bugsey

British Single

“Don’t Need Love” – 220 Kid and Gracie

“Rain” – Aitch and AJ Tracey ft Tay Keith

“Physical” – Dua Lipa

“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles

“Ain’t It Different” – Headie One ft AJ Tracey and Stormzy

“Head and Heart” – Joel Corry ft MNEK

“Lighter” – Nathan Dawe ft KSI

“Secrets” – Regard and Raye

“Rover” – Simba ft DTG

“Don’t Rush” Young T & Bugsey ft Headie One

Album of the Year

Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams

Celeste –Not Your Muse

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

J Hus – Big Conspiracy

Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Cardi B

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Childish Gambino

Tame Impala

The Weeknd

International Group


Fontaines DC

Foo Fighters


Run the Jewels

The Brit Awards take place on 11 May

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