So, what are the Brits? And what distinguishes them from their counterpart around the pond, which simply celebrated its 59th installment with a showdown between Adele and Beyoncé?
Right here’s a handy guide a rough rundown.
What are they?
The Brits have been based in 1977 to honor the most productive in British pop track. That 12 months is each the centenary of Edison’s first recording and Queen Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee, or first 25 years at the throne. The primary awards celebrated the most productive track because the get started of her reign (the Beatles scooped that 12 months’s easiest album prize for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band”).
The awards have since shifted to concentrate on a given 12 months’s most sensible hits, and to incorporate world artists in a few designated classes. Global, on this case, most commonly way American pop acts, even though there are exceptions — like Drake and, posthumously, Leonard Cohen, Canadians each nominated this 12 months.
Artists will compete in classes together with male and female solo artist, British workforce, British album and British unmarried. Lots of the primary pop suspects are nominated, like Adele, Radiohead, Beyoncé and Solange. David Bowie, who died in 2016, has been nominated for each British album of the 12 months, for his ultimate album “Blackstar,” and for the British male solo artist prize. And emerging acts just like the…