Charli XCX has criticised the BRIT Awards for his or her all-male Artist Of The Yr shortlist on the 2023 occasion.
Nominees for the awards have been introduced in January and within the UK Artist Of The Yr class, Central Cee, Fred Once more.., George Ezra, Harry Kinds and Stormzy have been all nominated.
It was the second yr that the awards deserted gendered classes in favour of gender impartial ones, however the male-dominated shortlist for Artist Of The Yr was closely criticised.
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— Rebecca Lucy Taylor (@SELFESTEEM___) January 13, 2023
On the Pink Carpet for the BRIT Awards final evening (February 11), Charli XCX was requested by the BBC why she wasn’t an Artist Of The Yr, regardless of being nominated within the Finest Pop/R&B class.
“Nice query. I’ve heard loads of chat in regards to the reality there weren’t sufficient females in album cycle and that’s why nobody was nominated,” mentioned Charli. “However, I used to be in album cycle and I had a Quantity One album [with ‘Crash’].
“There’s many people, so I don’t know. You must ask them. We’re doing the whole lot proper. I don’t assume it’s our fault. I believe it is likely to be theirs.”
.@charli_xcx had the perfect reponse to the Brits’ failure to appoint any ladies for greatest artist. pic.twitter.com/zCkHN2FP50
— Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop) February 12, 2023
Following the backlash, a Brits spokesperson mentioned the shortage of girls within the class was “disappointing”.
“We additionally must recognise that 2022 noticed fewer excessive profile ladies artists in cycle with main releases as was the case in 2021,” they added.
Earlier this week, All Saints‘ Shazay Lewis wrote: “Progressive concepts ought to profit everybody. How can that be the case if we don’t acknowledge feminine artists, who’re symbols of empowerment to tens of millions of younger aspiring ladies?”
Harry Kinds went on to win Artist Of The Yr and through his acceptance speech mentioned he was “very conscious of my privilege up right here tonight” earlier than dedicating his award to Charli, Mabel, Becky Hill, Florence And The Machine and Rina Sawayama.
Elsewhere on the BRIT Awards 2023, Moist Leg recited a part of Alex Turner’s notorious BRITs acceptance speech whereas choosing up the award for Finest New Artist, Lizzo delivered a medley of songs from her newest album ‘Particular’ and Sam Smith and Kim Petras divided the web with a leather-filled efficiency of their world hit single ‘Unholy’.
Viewers additionally criticised Tom Grennan for on-stage feedback he made about Ellie Goulding’s breasts.
Earlier this month, Grimes shared her assist for Charli XCX after her album ‘Crash’ didn’t get a nomination on the Grammys.