PRS Foundation Grantees nominated in multiple categories for BRIT Awards 2024
The nominees for the 2024 Brit Awards have been announced with 8 #FundedByPRSF artists holding 12 nominations.
This year, the Awards recognise a strong selection of women artists, with 55% of nominations featuring women, either as solo acts or part of an all-women group (the figure rises to 57% if mixed-gender groups are included).Raye’s record-breaking 7 nominations means shows how incredible a year it has been for new music. And Keychange Inspiration Award Winner, Dua Lipa is recognised in Artist of the Year and Pop Act.
Little Simz has been nominated in both Mastercard Album of the Year and Artist of the Year categories. Little Simz was awarded International Showcase Funding in 2014 and PPL Momentum Music funding in 2015 – propelling her early career as an independent artist.
Appearing alongside Simz in Artist of the Year category, is Arlo Parks – supported through the BBC Music Introducing x PRS Foundation showcase for SXSW 2020 w/ BME Sessions
Young Fathers’ ‘Heavy Heavy’, an album supported directly through PRS Foundation’s Open Fund, has been nominated Mastercard album of the Year. The band have also been nominated Group of the Year and Alternative/Rock act.
Mercury prize winning South London rapper Dave returns – after winning the top Brit Award in 2020 for Mastercard Album Of The Year – with nominations for Artist of the Year.
Elsewhere PPL Momentum Music Fund Grantee K-Trap are also nominated for Group of the Year, while LOSTBOY and Billen Ted have writing credits on Song of the Year nominations.
Cleo Sol, supported through her MOBO Tour 2012, has been nominated for R&B Act (as well as being an integral part of fellow nominee SAULT’s BRITs success). The R&B category was added in 2024 following consultation with the sector and is a welcome addition to celebrate the strength and breadth of the UK R&B scene.
PRS Foundation CEO, Joe Frankland says:
“The recently announced nominations for the BRITS 2024 show that 2023 was a huge year for incredible women artists and creators domestically and internationally. We commend the BPI team and board – in particular Dr Jo Twist, Hailey Willington and YolanDa Brown – whose approach to criticism received last year has been proactive and collaborative, and we look forward to continued open dialogue moving forward since we all share ambitions for major award shows to reflect our exciting and diverse music scenes.
It is especially pleasing to see so many PRS Foundation music creator grantees and those who have received support from organisations we fund going on to receive deserved recognition – many for the first time – and we know our long-term approach to funding and talent development will continue to unearth and help nurture critically and commercially successful talent for years to come, with thanks to our main donors PRS for Music and many other partners.”
Mastercard Album of the Year
Little Simz (PPL Momentum Fund, International Showcase Fund) NO THANK YOU, Ninja Tune
Artist of the Year
Arlo Parks (BBC Music Introducing x PRS Foundation showcase)
Dave (International Showcase Fund)
Little Simz (PPL Momentum Fund, International Showcase Fund)
Group of the Year
Headie One & K-Trap (PPL Momentum Music Fund)
Young Fathers (The Open Fund for Music Creators)
Song of the Year
“Miracle,” Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding, Sony Music/Universal Music UK (co-written by LOSTBOY (International Showcase Fund))
“Dancing Is Healing,” Rudimental/Charlotte Plank/Vibe Chemistry, Columbia/Sony Music (co-written by Billen Ted (Hitmaker Fund))
Promoted by Radio X
Young Fathers(The Open Fund for Music Creators)
Promoted by Capital XTRA
Cleo Sol (MOBO Unsung)
We’re also delighted to see our Keychange Inspiration Award artist Dua Lipa recognised for Artist of the Year and Pop Act.