BRIT Awards 2020 Nominees | Sofar Sounds Alumni

BRIT Awards 2020 Nominees | Sofar Sounds Alumni
ArtistsJanuary 31, 2020

We love any chance to celebrate our talented Sofar alumni, so it’s no wonder we’re so obsessed with awards season. Today, we’re shining on a spotlight on all the stars who are nominated for the 2020 BRIT Awards (aka The BRITs).

Tune in on February 18th to cheer on our Sofar alumni at the BRIT Awards as they’re honored by British Phonographic Industry!

Freya Ridings

Female Solo Artist

After starting her career with a hit single that immediately climbed Top 40 charts, this young star has been busy selling out shows and creating new music. Haven’t heard her music yet? Add her latest album Castles to your queue ASAP for the Adele-meets-Florence and the Machine vibe you didn’t know you needed.

Freya Ridings performing at Sofar London | Photo by Patricia India Pascal


Female Solo Artist

This R&B star has been writing music since she was a preteen, signing her first record label at 13 (NBD), and she’s not stopping any time soon. We’ve been playing her debut album Love and Compromise on repeat since it came out, and can’t wait to hear what’s next for her.


Best Group

You might have heard Bastille’s wildly popular song, “Happier”, a few (thousand) times this year. But this London quartet is much more than their Top 40 status. With ‘80s pop beats and feel-good lyricism, they’ve stolen hearts and taken over playlists all across the globe.

Rag’N’Bone Man

Song of the Year

A baritone voice with bottomless soul and a finger on the pulse of modern pop, Rag’N’Bone Man has electric stage presence and all the workings of a timeless star. His song “Human” belongs on every motivational playlist and helped win him a previous BRIT award for Best Album back in 2017.

Ed Sheeran

Song of the Year

Maybe you’ve heard this guy before? Since first charming listeners around the globe with “A Team” years ago, Sheeran has sold out stadiums, collaborated with Beyoncé, and perhaps most importantly, cameoed in Game of Thrones. Luckily for us, he’s still not too busy to keep making music and taking home BRIT awards.

Tom Walker

Song of the Year

It’s usually a good sign when two of the singles from your debut album go platinum. In Tom Walker’s case, it’s just the beginning. His charming melodies and raspy vocals have captured the hearts and interest of music lovers everywhere.

Sam Fender

Best New Artist

Coming from a family of singer-songwriters, Sam Fender has built a dedicated fanbase around his larger-than-life guitar anthems and compelling vocals. This star is more than deserving of the Best New Artist award, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

Sam Fender performing at Sofar London | Photo by Jane Jimenez

Billie Eilish

International Female Solo Artist

She’s young, she’s genre-defying, and she’s sweeping award season. After taking home five Grammys last week, Billie Eilish is the youngest artist to win Grammys in all four major categories (YGG).

Dermot Kennedy

International Male Solo Artist

A hardworking young star with raw vocals and haunting melodies? Dermot Kennedy is everything we want in our next musical obsession and more.

Dermot Kennedy performing at Sofar London | Photo by Jane Jimenez

Keep your eye open for more from these Sofar stars and stay tuned in to shows near you — you could end up seeing the next BRIT Award Winner!

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