Brit Award for Rising Star

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Rising Star Award
Awarded forAchievement in Excellence Musically and Lyrically Act
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded2008
Currently held byGriff (2021)
Websitewww.brits.co.uk

The Rising Star Award (previously Critics' Choice Award)[1] is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[2] The accolade is presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music.[3] The winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members comprising record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[4] The nominees are British artists who the academy believe will make the biggest impact on music in the coming year. The award was first presented at the 28th Brit Awards and has been awarded annually since. Griff is the current holder of the award.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Year Image Recipient Nominees Ref.
2008 ADELE LIVE 2016 - HELLO - ST.PAUL - night 1 - Copy.jpg Adele
2009 Florence and the Machine.jpg Florence and the Machine
2010 POS17 @Kristsll-503 (36005608765).jpg Ellie Goulding
2011 Jessie J in NYC2.jpg Jessie J
2012 Emeli Sandé.jpg Emeli Sandé
2013 Tom.Odell.jpg Tom Odell
2014 Sam Smith (Oct. 23, 2014) 02.jpg Sam Smith
2015 James Bay (21190308916) (cropped).jpg James Bay
2016 Jack Garratt (21993882820) cropped.jpg Jack Garratt
2017 2017 RiP - Rag n Bone Man - by 2eight - 8SC1877.jpg Rag'n'Bone Man [5]
2018 Jorja Smith 04 18 2018 -31 (41598215302) (cropped).jpg Jorja Smith [6]
2019 Sam Fender MTV 2019 3.png Sam Fender [7]
2020 Celeste at Royal Variety Performance 2020 (cropped).png Celeste [8]
2021 Griff [9][10]
2022 Holly Humberstone [11]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We're back!". BRIT Awards. Retrieved 16 December 2019. Rising Star (previously the Critics’ Choice Award){{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ "And the nominees are..." Brits.co.uk. British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Critics' Choice Winner 2017". Brit Awards. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ Savage, Mark (2017-11-29). "Brits Critics' Choice list is all-female". BBC News (in British English). Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  7. ^ "Critics' Choice Award Shortlist Announced!". BRIT Awards. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  8. ^ Snapes, Laura (6 December 2019). "Soul singer Celeste named winner of Brits rising star award". The Guardian (in British English). ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Brit Awards: Griff, Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama nominated for rising star prize". BBC News. 11 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Brit Awards 2021: Pop singer Griff wins Rising Star prize". BBC News. 19 March 2021.
  11. ^ Daly, Rhian (December 10, 2021). "Holly Humberstone Wins BRITs 2022 Rising Star Award". uDiscoverMusic. Retrieved December 10, 2021.