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The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard have announced details of Bring on The BRITs: The 2023 Nominations, which will livestream online next week ...

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Presented by acclaimed national broadcaster Vick Hope, Bring on The BRITs will be the first place to find out this year’s BRITs nominees in a multi-platform stream broadcast on the BRITs official channels on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. In a 30-minute show on Thursday 12th January, viewers will enjoy reactions from artists as they find out the news and get the latest updates on the main event. The stream will be supported by further content across The BRITs social feeds.

Vick will be joined by radio broadcaster and alternative music champion Jack Saunders, who will open this year’s TikTok voting across the four genre awards later this month.

Vick said “We’ve had a year of brilliant music and so I’m unbelievably excited to be revealing the nominees for The 2023 BRIT Awards. It’s a chance for us to show love to some of our favourite established artists as well as celebrate some of the best breakthrough artists of the year… and I’m definitely planning on bringing the party vibes to the show!”

Vick and Jack have also enlisted the help of a team of celebrities to help announce this year’s key categories. Olympian Tom Daley, YouTube’s Yung Filly, World Cup winner Jill Scott and Gogglebox’s Joe and George Baggs are just some of the names entrusted to reveal this year’s nominations across their own social channels. The celebrities have been handed locked BRITs boxes to keep safe before revealing their categories on the day of the live stream. You can follow their progress with @BRITs across the next week.

Bring on The BRITs will be broadcast on the official BRITs channels from 4pm GMT on Thursday 12th January. The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard show itself will take place on Saturday 11th February - the first time the show will be held on a Saturday in its history - and will broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX - from The O2 arena.

This year the BRIT award has been designed by Slawn, the Nigerian-born, London-based artist known for his large-scale canvases filled with a blend of caricature like pop figures and bold colourful forms, who follows in the footsteps of an illustrious list of creatives including Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Dame Zaha Hadid, Sir David Adjaye and Es Devlin and Yinka Ilori, who have all previously imbued the iconic BRIT award with their own unique and artistic flair and vision.

The BRITs have already announced their first winner for 2023; R&B girl group FLO are the winners of the 2023 Rising Star award, celebrating another future star of British music. The first ever group to win the Rising Star award, previously known as the Critics' Choice award, FLO said: “From growing up watching the BRITs, to finding each other and forming FLO, releasing our first body of work in 2022 and winning a BRIT award in the same year!! We are so shocked and grateful. We are the first group to win the BRITs Rising Star! We’ve just made history and couldn’t have done it without our wonderful fans and supportive families. It’s truly a dream come true. We feel so empowered creating the music we love and we hope others feel that too.”

Seven months ago, the British R&B girl group FLO - Renée, Jorja and Stella - released their debut single ‘Cardboard Box’, which catapulted them into the collective consciousness and won them fans such as Brandy, JoJo, SZA, Victoria Monét, Missy Elliott, and girl group royalty Kelly Rowland and Sugababes. ‘Cardboard Box’ has set the world alight, with a debut sound and video that sparked a cultural conversion about the future of British girl groups. FLO have gone on to perform ‘Cardboard Box’ on late night US TV show Jimmy Kimmel, the UK’s Later…with Jools Holland, The Glamour Women of the Year Awards, The BET Soul Train Awards, as well as being announced as Best Newcomer nominees at the MOBOs. The recent Happi remix of ‘Cardboard Box’ quickly became the #1 sound on TikTok UK after a Polynesian-creator’s dance routine went viral on the platform, leading to over 400k creations a day at its peak and now over 1M+ versions of the dance exist, with fellow artists creating their own, including Troye Sivan. FLO released their debut EP ‘The Lead’ at the height of summer 2022 to critical acclaim, which has now amassed over 70million global streams, and represented the personal and professional growth of three young women taking the reins, who have created a sound that hasn’t been heard in the UK music scene for decades. Reinvigorating the British R&B scene, FLO have already been tipped by the likes of The Guardian, i-D, Dazed, NME, Complex and Pitchfork. From girl group royalty to hundreds of thousands of fans on their growing Instagram (180k) and TikTok (300k) channels, FLO have taken The Lead in 2022, and this is just the beginning.

2023 will mark 30 years of ITV as broadcast partner, with headline sponsor Mastercard reaching 25 years and 13 years at The O2 arena. All three long-standing partners support The BRITs’ ambition to host an unforgettable and far-reaching evening of live music and entertainment that, additionally, helps raise money for The BRIT Trust, the charitable arm of the awards, who distribute funds to charities that promote education and well-being through music, including The BRIT School and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

Mastercard returns as headline partner of The BRIT Awards for the 25th year, bringing cardholders closer to their passion for music through a range of BRITs experiences. This year, Mastercard will continue to partner with The BRIT School to celebrate and give a platform to the next generation of creative talent and will again sponsor the much sought after Mastercard Album of the Year award, as well as Song of the Year with Mastercard.

YouTube Music is the Official Digital Music Partner and will bring fans closer to the BRITs than ever before. As the home of the official livestream on YouTube, audiences around the world will be able to watch the whole journey of the BRITs unfold, from the nominations, through the run-up, to the awards themselves and the performances on demand afterwards. Fans will also be able to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage on the night on YouTube Shorts, a short-form video experience right on YouTube, as well as listening to their favourite artists' playlists on YouTube Music.

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