She claims the coveted prize...

Griff has been named the BRIT Awards 2021 Rising Star.

The UK star has enjoyed a stellar 12 months, fronting a high profile Disney ad campaign over Christmas and claiming a Top Five spot on the BBC Sound Of 2021 poll.

Now Griff has fought off competition from Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama to be named the winner of this year's Rising Star award.

Essentially an evolution of the Critics Choice award, it's been a port of call for everyone from Adele to Celeste, via Sam Fender.

Picking up the gong, Griff comments: "In my head I'm still screaming from the phone call when I found out. It's honestly such a miracle: how on earth did we manage to win a BRIT and break through during a pandemic?"

BRIT Awards 2021 takes place on May 11th.

Photo Credit: John Marshall

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