To be eligible for the nomination, an artist must have at least one Top 40 album or two Top 20 hits released between December 10, 2021 and December 9, 2022. A total of 70 stars were eligible, only twelve of them of the females. That long list is generated by the record companies that present the artists. Then about 1,200 people chose the best five. The shortlist comes from this vote. They look like this:
A roster full of male artists, it wasn’t well received on Twitter. “Wouldn’t it be cool if only one of the all-male ‘Artist of the Year’ nominees stood up at the Brit Awards and said, ‘No, that’s not fair, that’s not inclusive.'” But men don’t really have a good track record when it comes to standing up for women’s rights, do they?
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However, the following female artists were also eligible: Florence + The Machine, Charlie XCX, Mabel, Rina Sawayama and Ella Henderson. However, none of them stand a chance of winning a Brit Award. “While it is disappointing that there were no nominations in the Artist of the Year category, we must also recognize that there were fewer notable female artists with major releases in 2022 than there were in 2021,” said a spokesperson for Artist of the Year. British Awards.
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