Charli XCX has criticised BRIT Awards voters over the shortage of female nominees in some classes.
Forward of the awards order staged at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday evening, the singer-songwriter was once requested by a BBC reporter why she believes she garnered a nod in the Easiest Pop/R&B class nevertheless missed out on a nomination for Artist of the Year.
“Immense query. Because I’ve heard a huge selection of chat in regards to the truth there weren’t ample females in album cycle and that’s the reason why no one was once nominated,” the 30-365 days-extinct answered. “However, I was once in album cycle and I had a #1 album (with Rupture). “There might be many people, so I demolish not know. It’s foremost to search data from them. We’re doing every thing excellent. I demolish not mediate it be our fault. I mediate it might maybe probably maybe be theirs.”
Central Cee, Fred One more time, George Ezra, Harry Kinds, and Stormzy delight in been up for Artist of the Year, with the As It Turned into once hitmaker taking home the prize.
After the nominees delight in been introduced in January, a prefer of critics identified that female artists had been snubbed.
On the opposite hand, Harry took the choice to address the controversy at some level of his acceptance speech for Artist of the Year by dedicating the award to Charli, Rina Sawayama, Florence Welch, Mabel, and Becky Hill.