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Brit Awards: Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith and George Ezra lead nominations



  Janelle Monae, Florence + The Machine, Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Christine + The Queens, Jorja Smith and Little Mix

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9659005] Names include (clockwise from left): Janelle Monae, Florence + The Machine, Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Christine + The Queens, Jorja Smith and Little Mix

"Here are other women on these stages," said Dua Lipa as she won the best female at last year's Brit Awards.

"Here there are more women who win prizes and more women conquer the world."

A year later, the music industry seems to have taken note, with the artists dominating the list for the 2019 ceremony.

Dua has won four awards, including the best single for One Kiss;

And just for the second time in the history of the Brit Awards, more women than men are at the height of the biggest prize of the night, the album of the year.

Former winner Florence + The Machine has joined the newcomers Jorja Smith and Anne-Marie in that category; with singer-songwriter George Ezra and pop group The 1975 completing the shortlist.

Ezra is undoubtedly the strongest competitor: his second album to feel good, Staying At Tamara, was the new best-selling album of 2018 and the music industry will be happy to highlight his arrival as one of the most great talents of Great Britain.

The twenty-five is also the best male and the best single, for his summer hymen Shotgun.

"It's a bit unnerving," said the ITV nomination star show The Brits Are Coming. "It looks like the World Cup of Music."

The best male is one of the strangest categories this year, with a late nomination for Sam Smith, who was snubbed at last year's ceremony, and another for Peckham MC Giggs, who has not since 2017 no new material has been published.

With the other nominations that will go to the Aphex Twin dance artist and to the R & B star Craig David, the category is Ezra & # 39; s to lose.

The list for the best woman will be more strongly contested, with more candidates Jorja Smith, Anne-Marie, Jess Glynne and Florence + The Machine joined by Lily Allen, whose fourth confessional and excruciating album No Shame was one of the most astonishing and welcomebackbacks of 2018.

The Arctic Monkeys may have been overlooked by the best category of albums, but will be the favorites for the best group; where the last year's Gorillaz winners, music architects Years & Years, Matty Healy & # 39; s The 1975 and the group of Little Mix girls – face the ninth nomination of their career.

"I do not think people ever thought we would last that long," laughed singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Disco legend Nile Rodgers gets her first nomination at the age of 66, with Chic up for the best international group alongside Beyonce and Jay-Z, who receive a joint nomination for their collaborative album Everything Is Love.

Janelle Monae and Christine + The Queens, whose albums have both tackled gender identity and sexual politics, lead a particularly strong field for the best international woman.

Their competition comes from the larger Bronx rapper of the than-life Cardi B; movie star, Camila Cabello; and the pop slick by Ariana Grande.

The British ceremony in 2019 will be held on Wednesday 20 February at the O2 Arena in London.

Comedian Jack Whitehall returns as a presenter after a successful attempt at last year's ceremony.

"I know what it is now, I know the game," he said. "You must be able to think on your feet, throw some fists and embrace chaos."

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