The British-Nigerian grime act, Skepta has nods for Album of the Year, Best Breakthrough Artist, and Male Solo Artist of the Year. Joseph Adenuga, better known as Skepta is in the lead alongside Rihanna and British Pop group Little Mix, each scoring three nominations, while Canadian rapper Drake and late British legend David Bowie have two nods apiece at the Brit Awards 2017.
The nominations were announced at a ceremony held on Saturday, January 14, and broadcast on free-to-air station ITV. Skepta’s being nominated for British Male Solo Artist of The Year alongside Craig David, David Bowie, Michael Kiwanuka and Kano. He is equally up for the Mercury Music Prize prestigious Album of the Year for “Konnichiwa,” facing competition from David Bowie’s “Blackstar”, Kano’s “Made In The Manor” and The 1975’s “I like it when you are sleep, for you are so beautiful yet unaware of it”.
Skepta is also in the running for Best Breakthrough Artist alongside Blossoms, Stormzy, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Anne-Marie. Rihanna on the other hand is up for British single, British video (‘Both for Calvin Harris’ ‘This is what you came for’) and International Female Solo Artist of the Year which Beyonce, Sia, Solange as well as Christine and the Queens are in the running for.
Source: PulseNG Music Buzz