The BRITs Critics’ Choice Award shortlist revealed

The BRITs 2017 Critics’ Choice Award shortlist has been revealed.

The 2017 ceremony will be held on February 24 at the O2 arena. Michael Buble is due to host the event. The last two years have seen the ceremony presented by Ant & Dec, while James Corden was the host for four years prior to that.

It’s been announced that the three acts shortlisted for next year’s Critics’ Choice Award are former Rudimental singer Anne-Marie, emerging popstar Dua Lipa and blues/R&B artist Rag’n’Bone Man.

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Previous Critics’ Choice winners include Adele, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and Florence and the Machine.

Since launching in 2008, each year the BRIT Critics’ Choice winner has gone to achieve incredible things by storming the charts and making a global impact.

The Critics’ Choice Award is chosen by a team of experts including the music editors of national newspapers, key music and lifestyle magazines and music websites plus the heads of music at major radio and music TV stations. The Award is open to artists signed to a label who are set to release their debut albums in 2017 and over 100 artists from a range of genres were considered for the award.

The Critics’ Choice Award has continued to successfully highlight and identify future British recording talent before it happens. Not only have previous winners enjoyed incredible domestic success but also international acclaim.

The 2017 Critics’ Choice Award winner will be announced on Thursday 8th December and will be the first recipient of the specially designed Zaha Hadid award, one of the final commissions of her incredible career.

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