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CMAT nominated for BRIT Award International Artist Of The Year

CMAT nominated for BRIT Award International Artist Of The Year


CMAT is the Irish representative on the nominees for the Brit Awards which were just revealed.

The Irish artist was nominated for BRIT Award International Artist Of The Year alongside Burna Boy, Caroline Polachek, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Lana Del Rey, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA and more.

CMAT said in her newsletter on the nomination:

Some other previous winners of the award I am nominated for include: Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Billie Eilish and again, to reiterate, Beyoncé. Looking at this list it is very obvious that the category is in dire need of some Former-Regional-Debenhams-Store-Worker representation, so am feeling quietly confident about my being a shoe-in.

I am having to consider the international implications of me possibly winning a little statue of a lady with union jacks and ‘BRITANNIA’ emblazoned across her chest. And by ‘international implications’ I mean ‘how my sisters will slag me off for it’. My solution at the moment would be to sew a tiny little Tricolour cape to drape around her shoulders, although I’m sure I don’t need to worry as somebody who is actually famous will win. 
Which leads me onto my next point – am I… the least famous person to ever be nominated for a BRIT in its entire history? I think that I am. As such, no matter what happens I will still feel a huge sense of accomplishment.

Jazzy’s ‘Giving Me’ was also nominated in the BRIT International song category.

Here are the nominations announced today:

British 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

British artist of the year

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

British group

Chase and Status
Headie One & K-Trap
Young Fathers

New artist

Olivia Dean
Yussef Dayes

Song of the year

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

International artist

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

International group

Foo Fighters

International song

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
Robin Schulz and Oliver Tree – Miss You
Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire
Peggy Gou – (It Goes Like) Nanana
Rema – Calm Down
SZA – Kill Bill
Tate McRae – Greedy
Tyla – Water

Rock/alternative act

Bring Me the Horizon
The Rolling Stones
Young Fathers
Yussef Dayes

Hip-hop/grime/rap act

Central Cee
J Hus
Little Simz

Dance act

Barry Can’t Swim
Becky Hill
Calvin Harris
Fred Again

Pop act

Calvin Harris
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Olivia Dean

R&B act

Cleo Sol
Jorja Smith

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