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Sam Smith named BRITs Critics’ Choice

By | Published on Thursday 12 December 2013

Sam Smith

Sam Smith has been announced as the winner of this year’s BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, following Adele, Florence & The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Emelie Sandé and Tom Odell in receiving the honour.

Smith told CMU: “I’m completely overwhelmed! To see my name alongside the list of former winners, artists I admire so much it, is incredible. What an amazing Christmas present. Thank you!”

Oh Sam, it was nothing. Smith will be formally handed his award at the BRITs nominations party on 9 Jan, which will be broadcast on ITV the same evening.

With seven years of Critics’ Choice awards now in the bag, it was also announced this morning that a compilation featuring all previous nominees will be released on 6 Jan. And here’s the tracklist:

Sam Smith – Nirvana
Ella Eyre – Deeper
Chlöe Howl – No Strings
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Florence And The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
Jessie J – Price Tag
Emeli Sandé – Read All About It, Pt. III
Tom Odell – Another Love
Foals – Cassius
Duffy – Mercy
Little Boots – Remedy
White Lies – To Lose My Life
Delphic – Doubt
Marina and the Diamonds – Are You Satisfied?
James Blake – Limit To Your Love
The Vaccines – If You Wanna
Maverick Sabre – I Need
Michael Kiwanuku – Home Again
AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies
Laura Mvula – Green Garden

iTunes bonus tracks
Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (BRIT Nomination Live Version 2009)
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (BRIT Nomination Live Version 2010)
Emeli Sandé – Next To Me (BRIT Nomination Live Version 2012)
Sam Smith – Nirvana (Until The Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)
Chlöe Howl – No Strings (Moto Blanco Remix)