Flo, Cat Burns and Nia Archives tipped for Brits Rising Star award
Cat Burns, Flo and Nia Archives are the three artists to have made the shortlist for the 2023 Brit Awards Rising Star award.
The honour, supported by BBC Radio 1, aims to identify future stars of UK music, with the winner selected by a panel of music editors and critics.
"A nomination was a major thing on my bucket list for me this year," says 22-year-old Cat.
The South London artist released her debut EP, Adolescent, in 2016 which climbed to number 11 on the singer-songwriter charts in just 24 hours.
She released TikTok viral hit Go in 2020, which peaked at number two in the Official Singles Chart this year and became her first platinum-selling hit.
The award recognises British artists who had not achieved a top 20 album or more than one top 20 single by 31 October this year.
R&B girl group Flo is made up of 20-year-olds Renee, Jorja and Stella
"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," the group said.
"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."
"Words won't describe how I'm feeling about being nominated for the Brits Rising Star," she said.
"Growing up and watching it on TV, I really never thought it could happen to someone like me," she said.