Brit Awards 2020 nominations are essentially the most sexist in ages – with no girls up for prime gongs

Brit Awards 2020 nominations are the most sexist in ages – with no women up for top gongs

THE nominations for this 12 months’s Brit Awards are essentially the most sexist in ages – with no girls up for both Group Of The Yr or prime album.

Simply two feminine artists, British singer-songwriter Mabel and US star Normani, are nominated for Music Of The Yr alongside 9 male artists up for the award.

Mabel is the only real feminine nominee for New Artist Of The Yr
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Mabel, whose break-through monitor Don’t Name Me Up peaked at No3, can be the only real feminine nominee for New Artist Of The Yr.

Outdoors of the Male and Feminine classes, solely six of the 28 nominations up for grabs have been handed to girls — a paltry 21 per cent.

That’s simply above the 16 per cent of feminine nominees on the very first Brits in 1977.

The listing is much more surprising if in contrast with final 12 months, when 50 per cent of non-gender particular nominees have been feminine. The massive winners of 2019 included British band The 1975. However the ceremony additionally noticed Little Combine scoop Finest Video, whereas Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa received the award for Finest Single.

Harry Kinds leads nominations for Male Solo Artist
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This 12 months, Dave and Lewis Capaldi lead the nominations, every with 4. Each are up for Male Solo Artist Of The Yr, New Artist Of The Yr, Music Of The Yr and Mastercard Album Of The Yr.

Stormzy has three — Solo Artist, Music and Album Of The Yr — and Mabel, additionally up for Feminine Solo Artist Of The Yr. Harry Kinds has two nods, for Male Solo Artist and Album Of The Yr. Up for Feminine Solo Artist with Mabel are Charli XCX, FKA Twigs, Freya Ridings and Mahalia. Worldwide Feminine Solo Artist class has Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey and Lizzo. And nominees for Worldwide Male are Bruce Springsteen, Burna Boy, Dermot Kennedy, Put up Malone and Tyler, The Creator.

A Brits supply stated: “The voting academy, made up of an equal male/feminine break up, can solely vote on what’s in entrance of them and 2019 was a really male-dominated 12 months.”

Lizzo is nominated within the Worldwide Feminine Solo Artist class
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2020 nominations

Male Solo Artist


Harry Kinds

Lewis Capaldi

Michael Kiwanuka


Feminine Solo Artist

Charli XCX

FKA Twigs

Freya Ridings





Convey Me The Horizon


D-Block Europe


Brit Rising Star


WINNER: Celeste

Pleasure Crookes

New Artist



Lewis Capaldi


Sam Fender


AJ Tracey: Ladbroke Grove

Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man: Large

Dave ft Burna Boy: Location

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber: I Don’t Care

Lewis Capaldi: Somebody You Liked

Mabel: Don’t Name Me Up

Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus: Nothing Breaks Like A Coronary heart

Sam Smith & Normani: Dancing With A Stranger

Stormzy: Vossi Bop

Tom Walker: Simply You And I

Mastercard Album Of The Yr

Dave: Psychodrama

Harry Kinds: Tremendous Line

Lewis Capaldi: Divinely Uninspired To A  Hellish Extent

Michael Kiwanuka:Kiwanuka

Stormzy: Heavy Is The Head

Worldwide Male Solo

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Dermot Kennedy

Put up Malone

Tyler, the Creator

Worldwide Feminine Solo

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Camila Cabello

Lana Del Rey



Rihanna is scorching puff

WINTER has simply acquired rather a lot hotter courtesy of Rihanna.

The pop magnificence posed in pink lingerie from her new Savage X Fenty assortment, smouldering in a satin bra, knickers and suspenders.

Rihanna poses in pink bra, knickers and suspenders from her Savage X Fenty vary – and a pink puffer coat

And because it’s nonetheless solely January, she took the chills away by teaming the horny outfit with a large matching puffer coat.

The gathering, which Rih has designed with Adam Selman, is being unleashed in time for followers to snap up forward of Valentine’s Day.

It’s good to know that if issues get steamier come February, she has the choice of dropping the coat.

Nadine’s a bingo Coyler

NADINE Coyle has landed her first gig since lining up in TV’s I’m A Celeb – acting at bingo nights across the nation.

The Ladies Aloud singer hoped a stint within the jungle would assist re-launch her pop profession.

Nadine Coyle is acting at bingo nights across the nation

As a substitute, the Irish star’s newest job will contain her showing at St Patrick’s Day occasions for chain Bongo’s Bingo.

Nadine will hand out prizes to sport winners and carry out Ladies Aloud tunes comparable to — I think about — Name The Pictures.

Though she gigged in entrance of big crowds with the chart-topping lady band, I’m instructed Nadine “jumped on the probability”.

In the course of the week-long run of exhibits in March, Nadine will carry out in Liverpool, Blackpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Stoke and Manchester.

It’s understood she is going to choose up a “beneficiant” price for her appearances.

A supply stated: “We will’t wait to have Nadine be part of us for our occasions.

“She actually impressed us together with her down-to-earth perspective within the jungle.

“And she or he jumped on the probability to get on board. We’re positive acting at bingo nights is rather a lot simpler than being lined in fish guts.”

I believe I’d take the fish guts, personally. However that’s simply me.

I can stability a Malteser in my cheek dimple

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Taron’s price Rockets

GOLDEN Globe winner Taron Egerton is the toast of the city because of his award-winning portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman.

But it surely appears the actor could have taken just a few too many leaves out of the diva singer’s e book. I’m instructed that Taron was paid a bumper price to put on an Armani go well with he sported for the Golden Globes.

Rocketman star Taron Egerton not solely acquired a free Armani go well with however acquired paid to put on it on the Golden Globes
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One supply stated: “Taron insisted that if he was going to offer a designer publicity by carrying their garments, then he must be paid for that.

“So in addition to being gifted the go well with, which was value 1000’s, he walked away with a price as effectively.”

However a spokeswoman for the actor stated final evening: “It’s my understanding Taron was solely gifted the go well with. He’s a pal of the model and so they costume him typically for occasions.”

There may effectively be a bit more money the place that got here from then.

Alesha’s Obtained Expertise

ALESHA Dixon’s been a runaway hit on America’s Obtained Expertise: The Champions.

Her debut efficiency this month as a choose on the US present, alongside Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum, noticed her showered with reward by followers.

America’s Obtained Expertise: The Champions choose Alesha Dixon is an enormous hit with audiences
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And I hear Simon is getting worth for cash with the Britain’s Obtained Expertise favorite – as she is being paid HALF the wage commanded by her predecessor Mel B.

A present insider revealed: “Her wage is round half Mel’s earlier pay packet for Champions. And so it does appear that Syco bosses are tightening their belts in relation to expertise. Fortunately for them, Alesha has been an instantaneous hit with viewers.”
Feels like she must be pushing Simon for a pay rise.

It’s all glow for Selena

SELENA Gomez actually shines in her newest video.

The US magnificence sparkles in a golden costume whereas sitting on a glittering, sea-coloured mattress for the promo to new single Uncommon, launched final week.

Selena Gomez poses in a golden costume on a glittering mattress for the promo to new single Uncommon

Earlier within the vid, we see her frollicking in a fairytale woodland settling and there are close-ups of the singer lit up with tiny, twinkling lights.

Within the poppy monitor, Selena, who beforehand dated Justin Bieber, sings: “It feels such as you don’t care. Why don’t you recognise I’m so uncommon.”

She’s positively channelling treasured vibes on this video.

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