The Nominations for Mastercard Album of the Year have been announced!

The nominees are:
Blur - 'The Ballad of Darren'
J Hus - 'Beautiful And Brutal Yard'
Little Simz - 'NO THANK YOU'
RAYE - 'My 21st Century Blues'
Young Fathers -  'Heavy Heavy'

Nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards with Mastercard were revealed in ‘Bring on The BRITs with Mastercard: The 2024 Nominations’, a 30 minute special streamed across the BRITs' official Instagram and Facebook.  Host Yinka Bokinni took viewers through the category shortlists, with a few guest appearances from nominated artists and fellow broadcaster Jack Saunders.

Taking the title of the most nominated artist in a single BRITs year, RAYE leads the charge with an incredible seven nominations in total – a first by any artist since The BRITs began in 1977, eclipsing the record to date of six held by Gorillaz (2002), Craig David (2001) and by Robbie Williams (1999). In recognition of what has been a spectacular year for the independent artist, singer/songwriter and BRIT School graduate, she is nominated for: Artist of the Year, Mastercard Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Pop Act, R&B Act, and receives two nominations in Song of the Year with Mastercard.

Four-time BRIT winner Dua Lipa receives three nominations this year; for Artist of the Year, Pop Act and Song of the Year with Mastercard, and is the first artist to be confirmed to perform at the main show on 2nd March. Dua Lipa last performed at The BRITs in 2021.

Central Cee and J Hus both receive four nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards. Both are up for Hip Hop/Rap/Grime, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year with Mastercard - with Central Cee nominated twice in this category. 

Along with RAYE, Dua Lipa, Central Cee and J Hus, this year’s Artist of the Year category also sees nominations for Arlo Parks, Dave, Fred again.., Jessie Ware, Little Simz and Olivia Dean.

J Hus is also nominated for Mastercard Album of the Year, along with Blur, Little Simz and Young Fathers who each receive three nominations in total. Also up for three awards at the 2024 ceremony are Calvin Harris, Dave and Olivia Dean.

The BRIT Awards 2024 with Mastercard will take place on Saturday 2nd March - once again back in a primetime Saturday night slot - and will broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX - from The O2 arena.