Who missed out in the Brit award nominations?


Coming up soon are the 34th annual Brit Awards. It’s always a night of glitz and glamour, with the best in British pop music being recognised and awarded for their achievements in the previous year. However, as with all the events, there are always a few artists who get missed! This is who we think should have been nominated:

The 1975

The 1975’s single ‘Chocolate’ was voted by BBC listeners as the hottest record of the year, it’s been certified silver and has been stuck in our head since it was released last January. With One Direction’s cover of ‘One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ and Olly Murs’ ‘Dear Darlin’’ being nominated, you would have thought the catchy indie-rock anthem to have a nomination as well!

James Blake

Although everyone’s favourite electronic artist James Blake has been nominated, his mercury winning album Overgrown was not given a nod for the MasterCard British Album of the Year award. Critically acclaimed and reaching a top place in many ‘Album of the Year’ countdowns, Blake has definitely missed out on a deserved nomination.

Miley Cyrus & Robin ThickeMiley Cyrus (Reuters)

Miley and Robin were amongst 2013’s most controversial artists, but they also managed to produce some brilliant pop music that did incredibly well in the charts. ‘Blurred Lines’, ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘We Can’t Stop’ all topped the UK charts, and sold heaps of copies, so it seems odd these two scandalous musicians didn’t get a Best International Male/Female Artist nomination.


Foals missed out on any Brit nominations, where they could quite happily fit into several of the categories. Their mercury nominated album, Holy Fire, has spawned several huge singles and with the band about to set out on a huge UK tour, all the signs pointed to nominations for the Oxford lads.

Little Mix

Little Mix have produced super catchy pop songs, specifically their incredible single ‘Move’. Their second album Salute surprised us all, full to the brim with pop gems and  being very fondly reviewed, it affirmed the girls place in the pop world. I’m shocked that the X Factor formed girl group didn’t get a single nomination this year, but I’m more shocked they’ve never been nominated for a Brit award at all!

Two Door Cinema ClubTwo-Door-Cinema-Club-Changing-of-the-Seasons

It would have been nice to see a nomination for Two Door. They released the brilliant ‘Changing of the Seasons’, which was produced by teenage superstar Madeon, last September, and they spent 2013 touring extensively. Although it isn’t an obvious pick for a Brit award, the band is definitely worthy.

Who do you think missed out at the Brit awards? Do you disagree with our picks? Let us know in the comments below!



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