Organizers said on Monday (20) that the Brit Awards, Britain’s largest music awards, will be rejecting the female and male categories from next year and giving gender-neutral awards to local and international artists.
At the annual festival on February 8, 2022, musicians will now compete for Best Artist of the Year or International Artist of the Year.
“It’s important that Brits continue to grow and be as inclusive as possible,” said Tom March, Britain’s new chairman and co – chairman of Polydor Records.
“It seems like the perfect time for artists to celebrate their achievements, regardless of genre, for the music they create and the work they do.”
Britain follows in the footsteps of other awards or events that reject gender assessments.
In September, the San Sebastian Film Festival presented the co-winners Jessica Chastain and Flora Ophelia Hoffman Lindall with their first Gender-Neutral Award for Best Performance.
Next year Brit will be releasing its 42nd edition of the awards, expanding its nominations for guest artists in the Most Desirable Song category of the year. To date, only the best artists or nominated contributors have been recognized as nominees for the award.
Four awards will be added to illustrate different styles of audience-selected alternative / rock, hip-hop / grim / rap, dance and pop / R’N’P.
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