Brit Awards Announce Major Category Changes for 2020
Previously, the Brit Awards 2019 had 14 categories but from now onwards there will be less awards and focus more on music.

The 40th Brit Awards will be taking place in February 2020. The organizers have decided to max many categories due to loss of ratings. There will only be nine categories now.

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The Critics Choice Award has been renamed to the Rising Star Award. For the first time, the winner of this category will also be performing during the show.

Furthermore, Best British Single has been changed to Song of the Year. While the Best Breakthrough Act will be termed as Best New Artist.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Rita Ora (L) and Liam Payne perform on stage at The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Awards such as Best British Video, Best International Group, Global Success award and Outstanding Contribution to Music have been removed from the categories.


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Fans of the K-Pop band BTS are furious since they have removed all fan-voted categories. All the awards will solely be given to British artists from now onwards.

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Chairman of the Brits Committee for 2020 said, “We have had a fresh look at the Brit Awards this year. Most importantly we will be putting creativity, British culture and exceptional performances at the heart of the show to make BRITs night a world-class celebration.”

Adding, ” The awards should be a global platform for the artists of the year to create moments that live beyond the night itself. We are looking at everything to put on the best possible show.”

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole at the Brit Awards. (Source: John Phillips/Getty Images)

Furthermore, the chief executive BRIT Awards Ltd Geoff Taylor, said, “It’s always exciting to launch the next BRITs campaign, but it’s extra special to be announcing the 40th edition of the awards show.”

Also stating, “The BRITs Committee will endeavor to make the 2020 BRITs a truly landmark event, highlighting not only another remarkable 12 months in the British music year to a growing global audience but also paying tribute to many unforgettable BRITs moments that are now part of a rich and much-loved heritage.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Kendrick Lamar performs at The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The categories for the 2020 Brit Awards are as follow:

  1. Male Solo Artist
  2. Female Solo Artist
  3. Best Group
  4. Best New Artist
  5. Rising Star
  6. Song of the Year
  7. Mastercard Album of the Year
  8. International Male Solo Artist
  9. International Female Solo Artist

The 40th Brit Awards will take place on 18 February 2020.


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