Brit Awards 2022

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Brit Awards 2022, presented by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), was held on 8 February 2022 to recognize the best in British and international music. The ceremony took place at The O2 Arena in London, and was hosted by British comedian Mo Gilligan.[1]

Brit Awards 2022
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Date8 February 2022 (2022-02-08)
VenueThe O2 Arena
Hosted byMo Gilligan
Most awardsAdele (3)
Most nominations
Television/radio coverage
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The BPI announced in November 2021 that the Brit Awards would no longer use gendered categories, and that it would also revive the categories for best Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act, and Pop/R&B Act. Nominations were announced on 18 December 2021, with Adele, Dave, Ed Sheeran, and Little Simz tied for the most nominations, and the largest number of nominations given to female acts since Brit Awards 2010.[2][3]


Nominations showEdit

Performer(s) Song UK Singles Chart reaction
(week ending 24 December 2021)
UK Albums Chart reaction
(week ending 24 December 2021)
Anne-Marie "Kiss My (Uh-Oh)" Therapy – 78 (re-entry)
Glass Animals "Heat Waves" 65 (–12)
Mimi Webb "Good Without"
Joel Corry
"Out Out"
"I Wish"
45 (–9)

Main showEdit

Performer(s) Song UK Singles Chart reaction
(week ending 17 February 2022)
UK Albums Chart reaction
(week ending 17 February 2022)
Ed Sheeran
Bring Me the Horizon
"Bad Habits" 20 (+4) = – 2 (+2)
÷ – 16 (-1)
x – 55 (+5)
No.6 Collaborations Project – 77 (+4)
Digital Farm Animals
"Kiss My (Uh-Oh)"
"Don't Play"
All Over the Place – 95 (re)
Little Simz
Emma Corrin
Liam Gallagher "Everything's Electric" 18 (new entry)
Holly Humberstone "London Is Lonely"
Adele "I Drink Wine" 75 (-36) 30 – 4 (+1)
25 – 35 (-1)
21 – 61 (+5)
Sam Fender "Seventeen Going Under" 7 (+1) Seventeen Going Under – 20 (+12)
Hypersonic Missiles – 60 (+23)
Ed Sheeran "The Joker and the Queen" = – 2 (+2)
÷ – 16 (-1)
x – 55 (+5)
No.6 Collaborations Project – 77 (+4)
"In the Fire" Psychodrama – 7 (+60)
We're All Alone In This Together – 22 (+11)

Winners and nomineesEdit

On 22 November 2021, the BPI announced that it would re-align the categories for the 42nd Brit Awards to be gender-neutral; it was stated that the change was intended to "[recognize] artists solely for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify or as others may see them, as part of the Brits' commitment to evolving the show to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible." This resulted in the merger of the Female Solo Artist and Male Solo Artist into a new Artist of the Year category, and the merger of International Female Solo Artist and International Male Solo Artist into a revived International Artist of the Year category (originally presented between 1986 and 1993). To compensate for the removal of categories, four genre-based awards—Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act, and Pop/R&B Act—were reinstated.[4][5] These awards were voted on via TikTok.[2]

Nominees for the Rising Star Award were announced on 30 November 2021[6] and the winner was announced on 9 December 2021.[7] The nominees for the other categories were announced on 18 December 2021 during a televised special, The Brits Are Coming, which was hosted by Maya Jama and Clara Amfo.[8]

British Album of the Year
(presented by Idris Elba)
British Artist of the Year
(presented by Mo Farah)
British Group
(presented by Måneskin)
Best British Single
(presented by Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham)
Best Pop/R&B Act
(presented by Jaime Winstone and Lando Norris)
Best Dance Act
(presented by David Guetta and Pete Tong)
Best New Artist
(presented by Celeste and Tom Daley)
Best Rock/Alternative Act
(presented by Ronnie Wood)
Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act
(presented by Bukayo Saka and Ian Wright)
International Artist of the Year
(presented by Jodie Whittaker and Vicky McClure)
International Group of the Year
(presented by Clara Amfo)
Best International Song
(presented by Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid)
Rising Star
(presented by Griff)
British Producer of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
(presented by Brian Cox)


  1. ^ Julians, Joe (20 December 2021). "The BRIT Awards 2022: Ceremony time, host, performers and nominations". RadioTimes. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Brit Awards 2022: Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave nominated in gender-neutral awards". BBC News. 18 December 2021. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Adele sweeps gender-neutral Brit awards dominated by female acts". Guardian. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. ^ Savage, Mark (22 November 2021). "Brit Awards scrap male and female categories". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  5. ^ Ravindran, Manori (18 December 2021). "Brit Awards: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dave and Little Simz Lead 2022 Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Meet our 2022 Rising Stars". BRITS. 30 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Holly Humberstone announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award". BRITS. 9 December 2021.
  8. ^ "BRIT Awards 2022 nominations in full: Adele, Dave, Ed Sheeran and Little Simz lead with four each". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 December 2021.

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