Brits – Dance and Electronic music artists strong in 2024 nominations

January 30, 2024

2024 BRIT Awards Nominations Revealed


The ceremony, set to take place on 2nd March at London’s O2 arena, is one of the biggest dates in the UK music industry calendar. With categories ranging from Artist of the Year to Rising Star; one that is of particular interest to us electronic music fans is the Dance Act category. Last year, we saw nominations for Bonobo, Calvin Harris, Eliza Rose & Fred Again.. With Becky Hill going on to be the eventual winner, making it her second consecutive year to be dubbed top of the dance music tree. 

Becky Hill will once again be in the running for the gong this year, hoping to receive the award for the third year in a row. Alongside her, Fred Again.. and Calvin Harris once again make the shortlist, as well as Edinburgh-born, London-based artist Barry Can’t Swim and vocalist and producer Romy, previously a member of the band The xx.

Fred Again.. also finds himself among the nominations for Artist of the Year, a huge achievement and a well deserved one after an incredibly successful 2023. 

A stand out in this year’s nominations, is the amount of dance and electronic music records up for Song of the Year. Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s trance inspired track ‘Miracle’, Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe’s hit ‘Prada’, Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry’s drum and bass anthem ‘Dancing Is Healing’ , Switch Disco and Ella Henderson’s ‘React’ which features a sample from Robert Miles ‘Children’ and another dose of drum and bass from Venbee and Goddard with their huge track ‘Messy In Heaven’. 

The odds are pretty high, with eight of the fifteen nominations coming from the electronic music world and once again it’s a telling sign of the growth in popularity we have seen over the past few years. Dance and electronic music is once again regularly charting in the UK and across the globe and artists covering all dance music genres are rightfully being recognised for their hard work and talent. 


The pattern continues in the ‘International Song of the Year’ category with nominations for Irish DJ and producer Jazzy for her record ‘Giving Me’, Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz for ‘Miss You’ and Peggy Gou for her massive summer hit ‘(It Goes Like) Nanana’.

And in the Group of the Year category, recognition has been given to Chase & Status and London-based duo Jungle.

Elsewhere, 2023 was a life changing year for British artist Raye, who’s vocals have featured on multiple dance music tracks across the last few years from Disclosure’s ‘Waterfall’ to Cassö and D-Block Europe’s ‘Prada’, which is up for Song of the Year this year and Joel Corry and David Guetta’s ‘Bed’ to name a few. Having previously produced and written music for the likes of Ellie Goulding, Little Mix, Rihanna, John Legend and many more, Raye finally sees herself in the spotlight with a record-breaking seven nominations. The record was previously six and was jointly held by Robbie Williams in 1999, Craig David in 2001, and Gorillaz in 2002.


Here is the full list of nominees:


Album Of The Year


Blur – ‘The Ballad Of Darren’

J Hus – ‘Beautiful And Brutal Yard’

Little Simz – ‘No Thank You’

Raye – ‘My 21st Century Blues’

Young Fathers – ‘Heavy Heavy’


Song Of The Year


Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – ‘Miracle’

Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe – ‘Prada’

Central Cee – ‘Let Go’

Dave and Central Cee – ‘Sprinter’

Dua Lipa – ‘Dance The Night’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Eyes Closed’

J Hus and Drake – ‘Who Told You’

Kenya Grace – ‘Strangers’

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Wish You The Best’

PinkPantheress – ‘Boy’s A Liar’

Raye and 070 Shake – ‘Escapism’

Rudimental, Charlotte Plank and Vibe Chemistry – ‘Dancing Is Healing’

Stormzy and Debbie – ‘Firebabe’

Switch Disco and Ella Henderson – ‘React’

Venbee and Goddard – ‘Messy In Heaven’


Artist Of The Year


Arlo Parks

Central Cee


Dua Lipa

Fred Again..

J Hus

Jessie Ware

Little Simz

Olivia Dean



Group Of The Year



Chase & Status

Headie One & K-Trap


Young Fathers


Pop Act


Calvin Harris

Charli XCX

Dua Lipa

Olivia Dean



Alternative/Rock Act



Bring Me The Horizon

The Rolling Stones

Young Fathers

Yussef Dayes


Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act



Central Cee


J Hus

Little Simz


R&B Act


Cleo Sol

Jorja Smith





Dance Act


Barry Can’t Swim

Becky Hill

Calvin Harris

Fred Again..



Best New Artist



Olivia Dean



Yussef Dayes


International Song Of The Year


Billie Eilish – ‘What Was I Made For?’

David Kushner – ‘Daylight’

Doja Cat – ‘Paint The Town Red’

Jazzy – ‘Giving Me’

Libianca – ‘People’

Meghan Trainor – ‘Made You Look’

Miley Cyrus – ‘Flowers’

Noah Kahan – ‘Stick Season’

Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz – ‘Miss You’

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Vampire’

Peggy Gou – ‘(It Goes Like) Nanana’

Rema – ‘Calm Down’

SZA – ‘Kill Bill’

Tate McRae – ‘Greedy’

Tyla – ‘Water’


International Artist Of The Year



Burna Boy

Caroline Polachek


Kylie Minogue

Lana Del Rey

Miley Cyrus

Olivia Rodrigo


Taylor Swift


International Group Of The Year




Foo Fighters




Brits Rising Star


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