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BRIT Awards 2024: Calvin Harris shares a sweet hug with Vick Hope’s parents before paying tribute to Ellie Goulding by accepting the award for Best Dance Performance

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Calvin Harris shared a sweet hug with Vick Hope's parents after winning Best Dance Performance of the Year at the BRIT Awards 2024 on Saturday.

Calvin Harris shared a sweet hug with Vick Hope’s parents after winning Best Dance Performance of the Year at the BRIT Awards 2024 on Saturday.

As the One Kiss hitmaker, 40, took to the stage, he also dedicated a heartfelt speech to fellow artist Ellie Goulding.

After being announced as the winner of the group, Calvin, in complete shock, immediately turned to his wife, Vick, 34, for a celebratory kiss.

He then turned to Vick’s mother, Adeline, and father, Nigel, to give them a big squeeze before going on stage.

Accepting the dazzling award, the hitmaker thanked Ellie and revealed he wouldn’t be nominated for the award if it weren’t for her.

Calvin Harris shared a sweet hug with Vick Hope's parents after winning Best Dance Performance of the Year at the BRIT Awards 2024 on Saturday.

Calvin Harris shared a sweet hug with Vick Hope’s parents after winning Best Dance Performance of the Year at the BRIT Awards 2024 on Saturday.

As the One Kiss hitmaker, 40, took to the stage, he also dedicated a heartfelt speech to fellow artist Ellie Goulding.

As the One Kiss hitmaker, 40, took to the stage, he also dedicated a heartfelt speech to fellow artist Ellie Goulding.

As the One Kiss hitmaker, 40, took to the stage, he also dedicated a heartfelt speech to fellow artist Ellie Goulding.

Ellie was blowing star kisses from their table as he continued to explain how she had been a pillar of his recent success.

He said: ‘I want to thank Ellie Goulding, wherever she is. Ellie, she wouldn’t be on this stage this year if she weren’t for you.

‘What you brought to Miracle was absolutely incredible. I couldn’t have done it with anyone else in this room, so thank you.’

The ceremony was hosted by Maya Jama, Roman Kemp and Clara Amfo, and will also feature a number of guest presenters.

Dua Lipa opened the show with Mastercard while Kylie Minogue will give the closing performance.

Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris, Raye and becky hill with Chase & Status will also take the stage.

A record 98 artists are nominated for the new BRIT Award 2024, which has been designed by British visual artist and painter Rachel Jones.

Leading the way is Raye, who has broken the record for the most nominations in a single year, with seven in total.

After being announced as the winner of the group, Calvin, in complete shock, immediately turned to his wife, Vick, 34, for a celebratory kiss before giving his mother, Adeline, a big hug.

After being announced as the winner of the group, Calvin, in complete shock, immediately turned to his wife, Vick, 34, for a celebratory kiss before giving his mother, Adeline, a big hug.

After being announced as the winner of the group, Calvin, in complete shock, immediately turned to his wife, Vick, 34, for a celebratory kiss before giving his mother, Adeline, a big hug.

He then turned to Vick's mother and father, Nigel, to give him a big squeeze before going on stage.

He then turned to Vick's mother and father, Nigel, to give him a big squeeze before going on stage.

He then turned to Vick’s father, Nigel, to give him a big squeeze before going on stage.

Accepting the dazzling award, the hitmaker thanked Ellie and revealed he wouldn't be nominated for the award if it weren't for her.

Accepting the dazzling award, the hitmaker thanked Ellie and revealed he wouldn't be nominated for the award if it weren't for her.

Accepting the dazzling award, the hitmaker thanked Ellie and revealed he wouldn’t be nominated for the award if it weren’t for her.

Ellie was blowing star kisses from their table as he explained how she had been a pillar of his recent success.

Ellie was blowing star kisses from their table as he explained how she had been a pillar of his recent success.

Ellie was blowing star kisses from their table as he explained how she had been a pillar of his recent success.

The British singer, 26, is nominated for Album of the Year for her highly anticipated debut album My 21st Century Blues. Her third single, Escapism, is nominated for Song of the Year.

Raye is also included in the five best new artists category and will also compete as a nominee in the R&B Act and Pop Act categories.

He has beaten current champions Craig David, Robbie Williams and Gorillaz, who had been nominated for six awards in previous years.

The genderless Artist of the Year Award sparked outrage last year after it replaced individual male and female categories, but then did not include any female or non-binary artists among its five nominations.

This year, however, thanks in part to the category doubling in size, there are six women nominated out of the 10, including Raye.

Arlo Parks, Jessie Ware, Lil Simz, Olivia Sims and Dua Lipa are the female nominees, while Central Cee, Dave, J. Hus and Fred Again… are also nominated.

BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS AT A GLANCE

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Arlo Parks

Central EEC

David

Dua Lipa

Fred again…

J Hus

Jessie Ware

little simz

Olivia Dean

Raye

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Blur

Persecution and status

Headie One and K Trap

Jungle

young fathers

THE SONG OF THE YEAR

Calvin Harris – Miracle

Ray-Prada

Central Cee – Let it go

Dave – sprinter

Dua Lipa – Dance the Night

Ed Sheeran – Eyes Closed

J Hus – Who told you?

Kenya Grace – Strangers

Lewis Capaldi – I wish you the best

Pink Panthers – The boy is a liar

Raye – Escapism

Rudimental – Dancing is healing

Stormzy – Firebae

Change nightclub – React

Venebee – Messy in the Sky

The British phonograph industry, which organizes the annual event, admits the gender balance has been restored following last year’s controversial decision.

Heavy hitters Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Miley Cyrus have been nominated for International Artist of the Year.

While What Was I Made For by Billie Eilish, Paint The Town Red by Doja Cat and Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo are nominated for International Song of the Year.

Dua Lipa’s limited production over the past year hasn’t stopped her from appearing in two additional categories at the upcoming event.

The singer’s latest single, Houdini, one of only two original tracks released by the artist since 2020’s Future Nostalgia album, is among the nominees for Song of the Year.

Their global appeal has also helped them find a place in the Pop Act category, despite spending much of the last 12 months touring the world.

Other big names nominated for awards include Calvin Harris for Song of the Year and Dance Act, while indie band Blur have been nominated for Group of the Year and Alternative Rock Group.

The Rolling Stones also earned their first nomination in over a decade, making it their fifth nomination overall, for Alternative Rock.

The prestigious Album of the Year award will see Raye compete against Beautiful by J Hus, No Thank You by Little Simz, The Ballad of Darren by Blur and Heavy Heavy by Young Fathers.

While another big category, Song of the Year, is full of solid entries including Dua’s Dance The Night, Kenya Grace’s Strangers, Pink Pantheress’ Boy’s A Liar, Lewis Capaldi’s Wish You The Best and Stormzy’s Firebae.

Last year’s big winner, Harry Styles, has not been nominated for any category this year after a very successful BRIT Awards 2023, where he won all four categories in which he was nominated.

Little Simz appears in three categories at this year’s event: Artist of the Year, Hip Hop/Grime, and Album of the Year.

While Central Cee and J Hus earned four nominations, including the big awards for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

In an added twist, the public will have the power to vote for five categories instead of four as in previous years.

Kylie will be honored with the Global Icon award.

He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide and previously won three Brit Awards, receiving his first nomination in 1989.

Kingsley Ben-Adir, Green Day, Charli

Earlier this week, Tate McRae was confirmed as the eighth and final performer and is nominated for International Song of the Year for her single ‘greedy’, Top 3 in the UK and #1 on the US Billboard Global 200.

Calvin and Ellie are anticipated to perform their mega hit ‘Miracle’ at the awards ceremony as they will be performing for the first time together.

The pair previously collaborated on dance-pop anthems ‘I Need Your Love’ in 2012 and ‘Outside’ in 2014.

Becky Hill, Chase and Status will also come together for a “celebration of drum and bass” at the ceremony.

The ‘Disconnect’ hitmaker and the drum and bass duo, consisting of Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status), are nominated for Best Dance Performance and Group of the Year, respectively.

BRIT AWARDS 2024 – THE COMPLETE NOMINATIONS

THE SONG OF THE YEAR

Calvin Harris – Miracle

Casso x RAYE – Prada

Central Cee – Let it go

Dave – sprinter

Dua Lipa – Dance the Night

Ed Sheeran – Eyes Closed

J Hus – Who told you?

Kenya Grace – Strangers

Lewis Capaldi – I wish you the best

Pink Panther – The boy is a liar

RAYE – Escapism

Rudimental – Dancing is healing

Stormzy – Firebae

Change nightclub – React

Venebee – Messy in the Sky

BEST NEW ARTIST

mahalia

Olivia Dean

Pink Panther

RAY

Yuseff Dayes

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Arlo Parks

Central EEC

David

Dua Lipa

Fred again…

J Hus

Jessie Ware

little simz

Olivia Dean

RAY

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Blur

Persecution and status

Headie Uno and K-Trap

Jungle

young fathers

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Blink 182

boygenius

foo fighters

gabriels

Paramore

DANCE ACT

Barry can’t swim

becky hill

Calvin Harris

Fred again…

Romy
R&B Law

Cleo Sol

jorja smith

mahalia

RAY

sault

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Blur

Bring me The Horizon

The Rolling Stones

young fathers

Yusseff Dayes

HIP HOP/GRIME/RAP ACT

CASSIDEAD

Central EEC

David

J Hus

little simz

POP ACT

Calvin Harris

Charli XCX

Dua Lipa

Olivia Dean

RAY

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

asake

burned boy

Carolina Polachek

CMAT

Minogue Kylie

King’s wool

Miley Cyrus

Olivia Rodrigo

SZA

Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – What was I made for?

David Kushner – Daylight

Doja Cat – Paint the town red

Jazzy – Giving me

Libyanca – People

Coach Meghan – Made you look

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Noah Kahan – Stick Season

Oliver Tree – I miss you

Olivia Rodrigo – Vampire

Peggy Gou – Says like

Rema – Calm down

SZA – Kill Bill

Tate McRae – Greedy –

Tyla – Water

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Blur – the ballad of darren

J Hus – Beautiful

Little Simz – No thanks

RAYE – My 21st century blues

Young Parents – Heavy Heavy

RISING BRITISH STAR

Caity Baser

Sekou Island

The Last Supper (winner)

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