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Fred Again.. has been nominated for a BRIT award

The Mixmag cover star is one of five names nominated for 2022's 'Best Dance Act'

  • Words: Niamh Ingram | Photo: Theo Batterham
  • 18 December 2021
Fred Again.. has been nominated for a BRIT award

Mixmag cover star Fred again.. is one of five artists to be nominated for a 2022 BRIT award in the 'Best Dance Act' category.

BRITs announced the nominations for the 2022 awards today, with the ceremony due to take place on February 8 hosted by Mo Gilligan. Today's nomination show was presented by Maya Jama and Clara Amfo.

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Fred again.. is nominated alongside Becky Hill, Calvin Harris, Joel Corry and Raye.

In the immediate aftermath, the category's nominations were met with mixed reactions: some positive, others critical.

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2022 is the first year of the BRITs' new system, in which gendered categories have been dropped. Ben Mawson, Dua Lipa's manager (Lipa is a double nominee for 2022), told the BBC: "It's good to see the Brits continuing to make progress to a more inclusive awards show that puts talent first."

"It's a step that we welcome."

There are 13 nominees in total, including Dave, Adele, Sam Fender and Little Simz. Amongst the new artist category nominations is Self Esteem, who took to Twitter with her reaction.

Niamh Ingram is Mixmag's Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter

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