Lewis Capaldi hoping for big win at Brit Awards 2023

The 26-year-old songwriter is nominated for Song of the Year, which he won in 2020.

Lewis Capaldi is set for a big night at the Brit Awards with the West Lothian singer nominated for Song of the Year for his single Forget Me.

The Scottish chart-topper has also been announced as the final performer at Saturday’s awards with Harry Styles, Lizzo, Sam Smith, Stormzy, Kim Petras, Wet Leg and David Guetta also making up the line-up.

This year, the Forget Me singer is nominated for Song of the Year, which he won in 2020 along with Best New Artist.

Capaldi last performed at the ceremony in 2020 following his first studio album, and break out track ‘Someone You Loved’.

Former One Direction star Harry Styles could also win big on Saturday where he is nominated four times – for album of the year for Harry’s House, song of the year for As It Was, artist of the year and best Pop/R&B act.

Also in the running with four nods at the Brits are indie rock duo Wet Leg, who claimed two Grammys last weekend.

The Isle of Wight-formed band, comprised of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, are nominated for album of the year for their chart-topping self-titled debut, which won plaudits for its sardonic lyrics and angular riffs.

They also received nods for group of the year, best new artist and best alternative rock act.

Stormzy follows with three nominations for album of the year, artist of the year and hip hop grime rap act.

The Brits have faced a backlash this year – their second with gender-neutral categories – after the best artist list was dominated entirely by men, with Central Cee, Fred Again, George Ezra, Styles and Stormzy featuring.

This was despite an increase in female artists or all-women groups across the board.

Sam Smith, who is non-binary and spoke out in favour of genderless categories before the change, said the lack of women on the list shows there is “still a long way to go”.

Debut nominations went to K-pop girl group Blackpink, Eurovision star Sam Ryder, Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow and British grime and hip hop artist Kojey Radical.

Ryder, who came second in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest before climbing to number one with his debut album, is among the nominees for best new artist.

In the international artist of the year category, three of America’s biggest female acts – Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Lizzo – will battle it out for the prize.

You can watch the Brit Awards live on STV and the STV Player from 8:30 this evening.

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