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BRITs 2021: Women come first (finally)

It’s been decades since the Spice Girls stormed the Brit Awards in 1997 but, judging from this year’s female-fronted nominees, their legacy of girl power lives on.  

The 2021 BRIT Awards are rapidly approaching and 13 women, including two all-girl groups, have been nominated for a BRIT, with women dominating the Album of the Year award.  

The nominees include Ariana Grande (International Female Solo Artist), Haim (International Group), Little Mix (British Group), Lianne la Havas (British Female Solo Artist), and Dua Lipa (British Female Solo Artist, Album of the Year, and British Single).   These artists have multiple records that celebrate the struggles of womanhood; as well as the power.   Ariana Grande is a vocal powerhouse, and her songs God is a woman and Dangerous Woman are all we need to hear to know we are powerful and strong. Following her advice, if we “see it…like it…want it” we can get it.  

Speaking of getting it, we’re thrilled to see that Griff has won the Rising Star ward for the BRITs 2021. As if you’re not already obsessed with Griffy, she’ll be performing at tonight’s show!

It’s great to see last year’s recipient of the Rising Star award, Celeste, be recognised in the Female Solo Artist category. Her instantly recognisable ‘Stop This Flame’, has become a beloved fixture of Sky Sport’s football coverage and we can’t wait to see what she’s planning for us this year! Arlo Parks joins Celeste in the same category. Her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams is universally adored, counting Michelle Obama, Elton John and Lily Allen (to name a few!). She’ll be performing at tonight’s show and we literally can’t wait.

Little Mix are the only nominated women in their category. With Jesy recently leaving the band to go solo and Leigh-Anne and Perrie announcing their pregnancies, it’s fair to say it’s an exciting time for Little-Mixers everywhere! Does this mean Jade will be there on her own? We certainly hope not!

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Fresh out of Sixth Form, and currently doing a BA (hons) Creative Writing degree Abby is building her writing portfolio, she created her own magazine for a project at Sixth Form and has her own blog WriteWatchWork - a lifestyle and entertainment blog, specialising in all things books, TV, movies, work and fitness. Abby is a regular writing contributor for Debut and covers topics on careers, relationships, fashion and entertainment as well as content for Debut’s social media. She describes herself as ‘music-loving, occasionally sarcastic, bookworm who has a tendency to scribble down all my thoughts, and get lost in fictional worlds’

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