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Cat Burns, Nia Archives and Flo make up BRITs Rising Star shortlist

By | Published on Tuesday 29 November 2022

BRITs Rising Star shortlist 2023

The shortlist for the BRITs Rising Star 2023 award is out. And now I will tell you who is on it. You’ve got two solo artists, Cat Burns and Nia Archives, and girl group Flo.

“A BRITs Rising Star nomination was a major thing on my bucket list for me this year, so to have achieved that honestly means the world to me”, says Cat Burns. “I’m super grateful for the year I’ve had and am so honoured to have been chosen!”

Nia Archives adds: “Words won’t describe how I’m feeling about being nominated for the BRITs Rising Star. Growing up and watching [the BRITs] on TV, I really never thought it could happen to someone like me. I’m just so overwhelmed and happy right now”.

And Flo all say together: “It’s a dream come true to receive a BRIT nomination less than a year after dropping our first single. We all grew up watching the BRITs with our mums, and have been inspired by the girl groups and powerful female artists who have performed on that stage”.

“We’re grateful to everyone who has believed in our vision so far and can’t wait to share more music with the world”, they add. “Girl groups are back and we want to pave the way for more artists to achieve their dreams. We hope that this is the first of many BRIT nominations for Flo”.

Formerly known as the Critics’ Choice prize, the BRITs Rising Star is chosen by a panel of journalists, heads of music at radio and TV stations, songwriters, producers and live bookers. Eligible artists must not have had a top 20 Album or more than one top 20 single in the UK before 31 Oct.

The overall winner will be announced on 8 Dec.