For the first time in the BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice soon to be ten year history, all three nominees for the category are females with Mabel, Jorja Smith and Stefflon Don receiving the nod. This is being received as big news also as it means it will finally have a female winner for the first time since 2012 when Emeli Sande won it.
The Critics Choice category is arguably one of the most important categories at the BRIT Awards as it is awarded to the individual who the voting academy believe will make the biggest impact on music in the coming year – so it’s a great ego boost. All three female nominees represent different aspects of British music but every single is well deserving.
While Jorja Smith has a more soulful approach to her music, Mabel embodies more of the R&B/Pop side of things with her hit song “Finders Keepers” featuring Kojo Funds doing notable rounds on radio. Stefflon Don, on the other hand, is the sassy rapper with mainstream appeal with her latest and biggest hit “Hurting Me” with French Montana also doing regular rounds on radio.
The winner will be announced on December 4, ahead of next year’s Brit Awards so make sure you keep a keen eye out for that.