British singer Sam Smith has slammed BRITs Award organizers for not having any feminine nominees within the Finest Artist class.
The Unholy hitmaker, 30, was one of many first musicians to name for the ceremony to be ‘reflective’ after the shortlist for this 12 months’s prestigious award featured solely male nominees.
Sam stated there have been loads of feminine artists who ought to have made the shortlist, as an alternative of simply Harry Types, Stormzy, George Ezra, Central Cee and Fred Once more vying for the award.
When requested which ladies ought to have been shortlisted, they stated, “Cat Burns. Anne Marie. Florence welch. There are such a lot of superb feminine abilities within the UK – they need to be on this listing.
They stated, “Issues are shifting ahead, however clearly it is not there but. to see this [best artist] listing, there’s nonetheless an extended approach to go”.
“It is extremely irritating. ‘It feels prefer it must be simple to do.’
In 2021, the BRIT Awards introduced they might be scrapping their female and male classes, in a bid to rejoice artists “solely for his or her music”.
They continued: ‘[The BRITs] simply rejoice everybody as a result of it is not nearly getting awards for artists”.
“Awards are for teenagers who watch TV pondering, ‘I could make music like this.’ Once I was younger, if I had seen extra queer folks at these awards, it could have enlightened my coronary heart. The awards are there to encourage.