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Celeste wins BRITs Rising Star Award

By | Published on Friday 6 December 2019


Soul singer Celeste has been announced as the winner of the 2020 BRITs Rising Star Award – formerly known as the BRITs Critics’ Choice prize. She came out top over the award’s other two nominees, Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes.

“It’s a huge honour to be the recipient of the BRITs Rising Star Award 2020”, says Celeste. “Like many others, I grew up watching the BRITs and have been continually inspired by its nominees, winners and the performances. I hope to make the most of this incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to perform on the BRITS next year”.

That’s not her being presumptuous there, she’s also the first artist confirmed to be performing at the 2020 ceremony in February. The 40th anniversary edition of the event will take place again at the O2 Arena in London on 18 Feb, with ITV bringing the live broadcast to TV screens.

Earlier this week, Celeste was also announced as BBC Music Introducing’s Artist Of The Year. She recently announced UK tour dates in April next year, including an already sold out show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 29 Apr.