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BRITs 2020: Neneh Cherry is the proud mother every inch when her singer daughter Mabel wins

She is an iconic star in itself.

And Neneh Cherry was the proud mother every inch when her daughter Mabel picked up the female solo artist from the 2020 BRIT awards on Tuesday evening.

The legendary singer, 55, could not hide her joy while her Mad Love hit maker daughter, 23, was announced as a winner and went on stage to ever get her first BRIT prize.

Winner: Neneh Cherry was the proud mother every inch when her daughter Mabel picked up the Female Solo Artist gong at the 2020 BRIT awards on Tuesday evening

Winner: Neneh Cherry was the proud mother every inch when her daughter Mabel picked up the Female Solo Artist gong at the 2020 BRIT awards on Tuesday evening

Earlier in the evening, Neneh joined Mabel on the red carpet while they stormed together at the annual music bash.

Lewis Capaldi, former One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles and grime star Stormzy are among the artists nominated in a male-dominated BRIT Awards shortlist.

Lewis, 23, has four nominations, while Stormzy (26) and Harry (25) have each been nominated for Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year.

Proud Mom: The legendary singer, 55, couldn't hide her joy, as her Mad Love hit maker daughter, 23, was announced as a winner and took the stage to ever pick up her first BRIT prize

Proud mom: the legendary singer, 55, couldn't hide her joy, as her Mad Love hit maker daughter, 23, was announced as a winner and took the stage to ever pick up her first BRIT prize

Proud Mom: The legendary singer, 55, couldn’t hide her joy, as her Mad Love hit maker daughter, 23, was announced as a winner and took the stage to ever pick up her first BRIT prize

Joyous: Neneh proudly embraced her daughter before she went on stage to collect her gong during the star-studded ceremony

Joyous: Neneh proudly embraced her daughter before she went on stage to collect her gong during the star-studded ceremony

Joyous: Neneh proudly embraced her daughter before she went on stage to collect her gong during the star-studded ceremony

Billie Eilish, 18, received a wink in the International Female Solo Artist category alongside Lizzo and Ariana Grande.

Despite Billie’s success, only four nominations from a possible 25 in the categories that are not gender-specific feature women.

There are no female artists included in the shortlists for best group or album prizes, although the English singer Mabel, 23, has been nominated for three prizes.

Someone who loves hit maker Lewis will compete against Funky Friday rapper Dave, 21, as they compete for the best male solo artist.

Joyous: Mabel appeared in her element when she was announced

Joyous: Mabel appeared in her element when she was announced

Yay: She proudly took the stage to collect her gong

Yay: She proudly took the stage to collect her gong

Joyous: Mabel appeared in her element when she was announced and proudly took to the stage to collect her gong

Beautiful: she wowed in a black sheer dress with diamond details over it

Beautiful: she wowed in a black sheer dress with diamond details over it

Beautiful: she wowed in a black sheer dress with diamond details over it

The duo will also compete against each other in the Mastercard Album of the Year category, with Lewis dividing his Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent work against Dave’s Psychodrama

They face stiff competition from Stormzy’s new release, Heavy Is The Head, Michael Kiwanuka’s untitled LP and Harry Styles’ Fine Styles album.

Dave is again nominated in the Song of the Year category for Location (ft. Burna Boy), and goes hand in hand with AJ Tracey’s Ladbroke Grove, Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man’s Giant, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s I Don Care and Lewis is someone you loved.

Also nominated are Mark Ronson’s Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (ft. Miley Cyrus), Stormzy’s Vossi Bop, Sam Smith and Normani’s Dancing With a Stranger, Tom Walker’s Just You and I and Mabel’s Don’t Call Me Up.

Work on it: Earlier in the evening, Neneh joined Mabel on the red carpet while they stormed together on the annual music bass

Work on it: Earlier in the evening, Neneh joined Mabel on the red carpet while they together stormed the annual music bass

Work on it: Earlier in the evening, Neneh joined Mabel on the red carpet while they stormed together on the annual music bass

Song of the year is just one of three points for Mabel, who is also nominated in the Best New Artist category alongside Aitch, Dave, Lewis Capaldi and Sam Fender, and best female solo artist alongside Charli XCX, FKA Twigs, Freya Ridings and Mahalia .

Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Coldplay, D-Block Europe and Foals compete against each other during the Best Group ceremony.

Bruce Springsteen, Burna Boy, Tyler, The Creator, Dermot Kennedy and Post Malone bring it internationally, and have received needs for International Male Solo Artist.

Nominations: Lewis Capaldi (photo), former One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles and grime star Stormzy are among the artists nominated in a male-dominated BRIT Awards shortlist

Nominations: Lewis Capaldi (photo), former One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles and grime star Stormzy are among the artists nominated in a male-dominated BRIT Awards shortlist

Nominations: Lewis Capaldi (photo), former One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles and grime star Stormzy are among the artists nominated in a male-dominated BRIT Awards shortlist

No Tears Left to Cry singer Ariana Grande, 26, fights Billie and Lizzo, as well as Camila Cabello and Lana Del Rey to be named best international female solo artist.

The lack of nominations for female artists comes despite a major revision of the British voice academy in 2017 to make it more gender-balanced and diverse, with hundreds of new members invited to participate in the pool.

The prizes are voted by around 1500 people from the British music industry, including journalists, employees of record labels and musicians.

The rising star winner was announced as Celeste at the end of last year, while the producer of the year will be announced at a later date.

The international group and video categories have been shifted this year by the organizers.

Nominated: Impressive: Harry, 25, has been proposed for Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year

Nominated: Impressive: Harry, 25, has been proposed for Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year

Nominated: Impressive: Harry, 25, has been proposed for Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year

BRIT Awards 2020: Nominations

British male solo artist

Harry Styles

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Michael Kiwanuka

Stormzy

British female solo artist

Mabel

Freya Ridings

FKA Twigs

Charli XCX

Mahalia

Song of the year

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I don’t care

Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up

Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant

Dave with Burna Boy – Location

Mark Ronson with Miley Cyrus – Nothing breaks like a heart

AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove

Lewis Capaldi – someone you loved

Tom Walker – Just You And I

Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger

Stormzy – Vossi Bop

Group

cold play

foals

Bring me the horizon

D Block Europe

Bastille

British album of the year

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Lewis Capaldi – Divinely uninspired to a hellish size

Dave – Psychodrama

Harry Styles – Fine Line

International male solo artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Tyler, the maker

Dermot Kennedy

Post Malone

International female solo artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Camila Cabello

Lana Del Rey

Lizzo

New artist

the letter H

Lewis Capaldi

Dave

Mabel

Sam Fender

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