The shortlist for The BRIT Awards’ Critics' Choice Award 2019 is out.
The award celebrates buzzy newcomers, with Adele (2008), Florence + The Machine (2009), Sam Smith (2014) and Jorja Smith (2018) among previous winners.
This year’s shortlist features Lewis Capaldi, Mahalia and Sam Fender, with the winner announced on Friday 7th December. The main event meanwhile will take place on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at the O2 Arena, London.
“I’ve been watching the BRITs since I was a child, and my brother would let me stay up and watch them live; so to be nominated for the Critics’ Choice award is crazy,” says Sam. “What an honour! A big thank you to anyone who has put their faith in my music.”