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Brit Awards 2024: See who took home the top prizes

<i>Helle Arensbak/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix/Getty Images via CNN Newsource</i><br/>British rapper Little Simz performs on stage during a concert at the NorthSide 2023 Music Festival
Helle Arensbak/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix/Getty Images via CNN Newsource
British rapper Little Simz performs on stage during a concert at the NorthSide 2023 Music Festival

By Dan Heching, CNN

(CNN) — The Brit Awards – the top prize in music in the United Kingdom – unfolded in London on Saturday, and some of the biggest names from pop to rock from around the world are hoping to walk away with a statuette or three.

The night belonged to English singer-songwriter RAYE, who led the contenders with the most nominations ever at the Brits, with seven. She nearly swept in all her categories, nabbing five Brits including best new artist, artist of the year, song of the year and album of the year. At one point, the “Escapism” singer brought her grandmother up on stage to accept one of her multiple statuettes. She also had already won the songwriter of the year award ahead of the ceremony – a first for a female-identifying songwriter.

Before hitting the mainstream as a solo act, RAYE worked behind the scenes in music, as a songwriter and in production for major artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, John Legend, Ellie Goulding and David Guetta. Her debut album “My 21st Century Blues” earned high praise last year, after her 2022 single “Escapism” featuring 070 Shake went viral on TikTok.

Another special attendee at the Brits this year was Kylie Minogue, who received the coveted global icon award and performed a medley of her hits to close the show.

Along with RAYE, the artist of the year nominees included Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Jessie Ware, Little Simz and Olivia Dean, marking a significant improvement from last year’s crop of contenders, which didn’t include a singe female-identifying act.

In the best new artist category, RAYE was joined by Mahalia, Olivia Dean, PinkPantheress and Yussef Dayes.

The Brit Awards event, taking place at the O2 Arena in London, is being hosted by Maya Jama, Roman Kemp and Clara Amfo. Announced performers set to take the stage include Dua Lipa, Minogue, RAYE, Tate McRae, Jungle and more.

Below find a complete list of nominees. Winners will be indicated in bold.

Song of the Year

Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding, “Miracle”

Cassio, Raye, D-Block, “Prada”

Central Cee, “Let Go”

Dave, Central Cee, “Sprinter”

Dua Lipa, “Dance the Night Away”

Ed Sheeran, “Eyes Closed”

J Hus, Drake, “Who Told You”

Kenya Grace, “Strangers”

Lewis Capaldi, “Wish You the Best”

PinkPantheress, “Boys a Liar”

RAYE, 070 Shake, “Escapism” *WINNER

Rudimental, Charlotte Plank, Vibe Chemistry, “Dancing is Healing”

Stormzy, Debbie, “Firebabe”

Switch Disco, Ella Henderson, “React”

Venbee, Goddard, “Messy in Heaven”

Album of the Year

Blur, “The Ballad of Darren”

J Hus, “Beautiful and Brutal Yard”

Little Simz, “No Thank You”

RAYE, “My 21st Century Blues” *WINNER

Young Fathers, “Heavy Heavy”

Best New Artist


Olivia Dean



Yussef Dayes

Artist of the Year

Arlo Parks

Central Cee

Dua Lipa

Fred Again..

J Hus

Jessie Ware

Little Simz

Olivia Dean


Group of the Year


Chase & Status

Headie One and K-Trap

Jungle *WINNER

Young Fathers

International Group of the Year


Boygenius *WINNER

Foo Fighters



Alternative/Rock Act


Bring Me the Horizon *WINNER

The Rolling Stones

Young Fathers

Yussef Dayes

Dance Act

Barry Can’t Swim

Becky Hill

Calvin Harris *WINNER

Fred Again


R&B Act

Cleo Sol

Jorja Smith




Pop Act

Calvin Harris

Charli XCX

Dua Lipa *WINNER

Olivia Dean


Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act

Casisdead *WINNER

Central Cee


J Hus

Little Simz

International Artist of the Year


Burna Boy

Caroline Polachek


Kylie Minogue

Lana Del Rey

Miley Cyrus

Olivia Rodrigo


Taylor Swift

International Song of the Year

Billie Eilish, “What Was I Made For”

David Kushner, “Daylight”

Doja Cat, “Paint the Town Red”

Jazzy, “Giving Me”

Libianca, “People”

Meghan Trainor, “Made You Look”

Miley Cyrus, “Flowers” *WINNER

Noah Kahan, “Stick Season”

Oliver Tree, Robin Schulz, “Miss You”

Olivia Rodrigo, “Vampire”

Peggy Gou, “(It Goes Like) Na Na Na”

Rema, “Calm Down”

SZA, “Kill Bill”

Tate McCrae, “Greedy”

Tyla, “Water”

Rising Star

Caity Baser


The Last Dinner Party *WINNER

Producer of the Year

Chase & Status *WINNER

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