Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, is celebrating an incredible haul of BRIT Award nominations for its songwriters.
Mike Smith, Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music UK, says: “I want to congratulate our amazing songwriters who’ve been nominated for BRIT Awards. I’m particularly delighted that the BRITS have put urban artists front and centre of this year’s awards. It means the acts on the stage will reflect the culture on the streets. It should be an amazing night.”
Warner/Chappell songwriters are strongly represented in several key categories – including three nominees apiece for Album of the Year, British Male Solo Artist and British Group.
There were three nods for J Hus, who has been nominated for British Breakthrough Act, while his track ‘Did You See’ is up for British Single and his debut album Common Sense is nominated for MasterCard British Album of the Year.
Stormzy has been nominated for British Male Solo Artist and his debut album Gang Signs & Prayer is also shortlisted for MasterCard British Album of the Year.
Dave, who signed to Warner/Chappell last year and picked up Best Newcomer Act at the recent MOBO Awards, is also nominated for British Breakthrough Act.
Away from urban music, there were two nods for Rag’n’Bone Man, who is nominated for British Male Solo Artist and whose million-selling album Human is up for MasterCard British Album of the Year. Liam Gallagher, whose triumphant album As You Were marked a return to frontline rock’n’roll, has also been nominated for British Male Solo Artist.
Warner/Chappell songwriters also dominated the nominations for British Group, with Gorillaz, London Grammar and Royal Blood all getting nods after enjoying spectacular success in 2017.
Raye will also be celebrating, as the Jax Jones track 'You Don't Know Me', which she features on and co-wrote with Chappell songwriter MNEK, has been given a nod for British Single.
Elsewhere, Warner/Chappell songwriter Katy Perry features in two categories, as the Calvin Harris track ‘Feels’, in which she features, is nominated for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year. Kate Tempest, whose album Let Them Eat Chaos, was produced by Warner/Chappell songwriter Dan Carey, was nominated for British Female Solo Artist.
Warner/Chappell songwriters Amy Wadge and Julia Michaels co-wrote tracks on Ed Sheeran’s ÷, which is nominated for MasterCard British Album of the Year. MNEK also co-wrote ‘IDGAF’, a track on Dua Lipa’s eponymous debut album which is also up for MasterCard British Album of the Year.