Charli XCX has criticized Brit Awards voters for the lack of female nominees in several categories.
Before the awards ceremony at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night, the singer-songwriter was asked by a BBC reporter why he missed out on the Artist of the Year nomination after being nominated for Best Pop/R&B. I was. Year.
“Great question. I’ve heard a lot of chat about the fact that there aren’t enough women in the album cycle, so that’s why none were nominated,” the 30-year-old replied. We were on an album cycle and had a number 1 album[on Crash]and said, ‘We have a lot, I don’t know. I don’t think it’s our fault, I think it might be theirs.”
Central Sea, Fred Again, George Ezra, Harry Styles and Stormzy were named Artist of the Year, with the As It Was hitmaker winning.
After the nominees were announced in January, many critics noted that female artists were being neglected.
However, Harry took the opportunity to address the controversy by dedicating the award to Charlie, Lina Sawayama, Florence Welch, Mabel and Becky Hill during his Artist of the Year acceptance speech. .