Cat Burns, FLO, and Nia Archives have been nominated for Rising Star at the BRIT Awards 2023.
The category aims to shine a light on emerging talent, with Holly Humberstone emerging triumphant last year. Looking back over previous winners, it’s an eclectic bunch – ranging from Sam Fender through to Adele via Florence + The Machine, Celeste, and Sam Smith.
Next year looks to be a closely fought contest. Soulful pop riser Cat Burns has gained a Rising Star nomination, alongside spectacular R&B girl group FLO and mighty jungle production talent Nia Archives.
So, a selection of press quotes:
“A BRITs Rising Star nomination was a major thing on my bucket list for me this year, so to have achieved that honestly means the world to me. I’m super grateful for the year I’ve had and am so honoured to have been chosen!”
“It’s a dream come true to receive a BRIT nomination less than a year after dropping our first single. We all grew up watching the BRITs with our mums, and have been inspired by the girl groups and powerful female artists who have performed on that stage. We’re grateful to everyone who has believed in our vision so far and can’t wait to share more music with the world. Girl groups are back and we want to pave the way for more artists to achieve their dreams. We hope that this is the first of many BRIT nominations for FLO.”
“Words won’t describe how I’m feeling about being nominated for the BRITs Rising Star. Growing up and watching it on TV, I really never thought it could happen to someone like me. I’m just so overwhelmed and happy right now.”
The winner will be announced on December 8th, and will perform at the BRIT Awards 2023 – which takes place in London’s O2 Arena on February 11th (a Saturday this time) and will be broadcast live on ITV.