BRIT Awards Critics' Choice 2019 Shortlist Revealed
29 November 2018, 10:51 | Updated: 4 December 2018, 10:30
Sam Fender, Mahalia and Lewis Capaldi have been nominated to receive the prestigious honour this year.
The BRIT Awards have confirmed the shortlisted acts for Critics' Choice 2019.
Sam Fender, Mahalia and Lewis Capaldi will battle it out to receive the honour this year.
Hailing from West Lothian, the Midlands and North Shields respectively, and spanning a mix of musical genres including pop, rock, R&B and soul, the three hopeful artists are now in line for the prestigious award, which has successfully predicted the future stars of British music over the last decade.
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi said: "Absolutely honoured to have been shortlisted for this year’s BRITs Critics’ Choice award alongside two unreal artists. Genuinely cannot believe I’m being included in something like this and do not think I’ve done enough to be deserving of it! That being said, from here on in I will insist that those around me, including my mother and father, refer to me only as 'BRITS Critics’ Choice Award Nominee, Lewis Capaldi."
Mahalia, who has toured with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande said: "I can’t believe it. I’m truly honoured to be nominated for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award. The last year has been surreal to say the least but this really is the cherry on top. Thank you so much to all those who voted for me."
I think there’s something in my eye 😫😫😪😪😯😯 look Mama !!!!! Lil baby is nominated for a BRIT !!!! Still dying inside. So honoured. Thank you 🌹 pic.twitter.com/5LUy3skf9L— Mahalia (@mahalia) November 29, 2018
Sam Fender, whose That Sound was Radio X's Record of The Week, said: "I’ve been watching the BRITs since I was a child, and my brother would let me stay up and watch them live; so to be nominated for the Critics’ Choice award is crazy. What an honour! A big thank you to anyone who has put their faith in my music."
Can’t actually believe this 😆 I’VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A BRIT AWARD!!!!! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/wX3R9FM5zT— Sam Fender (@samfendermusic) November 29, 2018
The winner will be announced ob Friday 7 December.
See the previous BRITs Critics' Choice winners here:
2008 - Adele
2009 - Florence + The Machine
2010 - Ellie Goulding
2011 - Jessie J
2012 - Emeli Sandé
2013 - Tom Odell
2014 - Sam Smith
2015 - James Bay
2016 - Jack Garratt
2017 - Rag ’n’ Bone Man
2018 - Jorja Smith
Watch Liam Gallagher pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack at the BRIT Awards 2018: