Brit Awards 2019: Anne Marie scores four nominations

Brit Awards 2019

Anne Marie’s four nominations in the Brit Awards 2019 have confirmed her place as an established star on the UK music scene.

The Essex singer-songwriter is nominated in the prestigious British Female and British Album categories and is also up for British Video and British Single.

The only other artist with the same number of nominations is Dua Lipa, already one of Britain’s most bankable pop stars.

Anne Marie’s career has been steadily building momentum over the past few years. But her showing in the Brit Awards 2019 nominations demonstrates she has now arrived.

The Tilbury singer-songwriter, who appeared in two major West End productions as a child and is a karate black belt (yes really), broke through in 2013 as a guest vocalist on dance tracks. But after initial success she pulled back from pursuing a solo career to join drum and bass collective Rudimental on tour.

She earnt her singing and touring chops on the road with the band and later recorded with them.

Since then Anne Marie has become an established artist in her own right, lauded for her strong, sassy vocals. She topped the charts last year with her album Speak Your Mind and hit single 2002 (co-written with her buddy Ed Sheeran). Her latest hit is a cover of Re-write The Stars (from The Greatest Showman).

This year’s Brit nominations also recognised rising female stars Jorja Smith, nominated for British Breakthrough, British Album (Lost & Found) and British Female, and Ella Mai, British Breakthrough.

Meanwhile George Ezra capped off a stellar 12 months with three nominations.

Brit Awards 2019 nominations:
British Female

Florence + the Machine
Jorja Smith
Anne-Marie
Lily Allen
Jess Glynne

British Male

Tom Walker
Sam Smith
Craig David
Aphex Twin
Giggs
George Ezra

British Breakthrough Act

Ella Mai
IDLES
Jorja Smith
Mabel

British Album

Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
The 1975 – A Brief History of Online Relationships
Florence + the Machine – High as Hope
Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s

British Single

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss
George Ezra – Shotgun
Rudimental – These Days (featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Annie-Marie – 2002
Clean Bandit – Solo (featuring Demi Lovato)
Sigala and Paloma Faith – Lullaby
Ramz – Barking
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Tom Walker – Leave a Light On

British Group

Arctic Monkeys
Gorillaz
The 1975
Little Mix
Years & Years

British Video

Anne-Marie – 2002
Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Clean Bandit – Solo (featuring Demi Lovato)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Jax Jones – Breathe (featuring Ina Wroldsen)
Jonas Blue – Rise (featuring Jack & Jack)
Liam Payne and Rita Ora – For You (Fifty Shades Freed)
Little Mix – Woman Like Me (featuring Nicki Minaj)
Rita Ora – Let You Love Me
Rudimental – These Days (featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen)

International Group

The Carters
First Aid Kit
Brockhampton
Chic & Nile Rodgers
Twenty-One Pilots

International Male

Drake
Eminem
Kamasi Washington
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

International female

Cardi B
Camila Cabello
Christine and the Queens
Ariana Grande
Janelle Monáe

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