Eurovision winning artists ABBA and Måneskin have received nominations in the UK’s most prestigious music awards, the BRITs.
Both have been nominated in the Best International Group category, where they will be competing against Korean superstars BTS, American duo Silk Sonic (consisting of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) and US rock band The War On Drugs.
Their nominations mark the first time that Eurovision participants have been recognised in this category, which has been awarded since 1982. However, 1988 winner Celine Dion received nominations in the International Solo Female category in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Måneskin also received a further nomination for Best International Song for I Wanna Be Your Slave, a category in which they face stiff competition from 14 other songs. Other artists nominated in this category this year include Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd.
Both acts have had landmark years in 2021. ABBA released their first studio album, Voyage, for over 40 years. Måneskin, meanwhile, have had a stratospheric rise to fame since winning Eurovision earlier this year.
Other Eurovision Representation at The BRIT Awards
While the UK music industry and Eurovision have not seen eye to eye for the best part of the 21st century, there are still some artists who have seen some representation there!
- In 1977, Bonnie Tyler was nominated in the Best New Artist Category.
- In 2002, Blue won the award for British Breakthrough Act, followed the year after by winning the award for British Pop Act. They also received a nomination for British Group in 2003.
- In 2014, James Newman won Best British Single as a songwriter for Waiting All Night, performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre.
- 2021 San Marinese representative and Most Serene Rapper Flo Rida has also received nominations. He was nominated for Best British Single in 2010 for Bad Boys with Alexandra Burke, and in 2013 for Troublemaker with Olly Murs.
The winners will be announced on 8th February 2022. Good luck to all nominees!
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