Jack Garratt wins BRITs Critics' Choice 2016
27 November 2015, 09:55 | Updated: 27 November 2015, 17:43
The singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist will be presented with the award on Thursday 14 January.
Jack Garratt has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Critics' Choice Award.
The artist-producer and multi-instrumentalist beat stiff competition from runners up, Izzy Bizu and Frances to win the coveted prize, which is selected by a panel of music industry experts and tastemakers.
Speaking about the award Garratt said: “I am so humbled to have received this year’s BRITs Critics' Choice Award. To have been nominated alongside Frances and Izzy Bizu was already a huge honour and a testament to the calibre of new UK music. To have been given this award is truly mind-blowing, considering I am one name in a hugely exciting time for music in this country. Thank you to everyone who voted, it means so much to me.”
The Breathe Life singer - who is preparing to release his debut album Phase on 19 February 2016 - will be presented with the award on Thursday 14 January at The Brits Are Coming show.
Jack will perform at the nominations show, alongside Jess Glynne and Years & Years.
See the full list of previous Critics' Choice winners below:
2008 - Adele
2009 - Florence + The Machine
2010 - Ellie Goulding
2011 - Jessie J
2012 - Emeli Sandé
2013 - Tom Odell
2014 - Sam Smith
2015- James Bay