Brits nomination for South Shields' Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards
South Shields stars Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards are celebrating after they were nominated for one of the biggest music awards in the country.
The pair and bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared a video of themselves screaming in excitement after opening a card to say their group Little Mix has been nominated for the Brit Award for British Group.
The band is now a trio following the departure of Jesy Nelson at the end of last year.
Today’s news comes the day after millions tuned in to Jade named Star Baker in Celebrity Bake off.
The nominations were announced by Nick Grimshaw and this year’s rising star winner Griff across the Brit Awards social media channels today, Wednesday, March 31.
Jack Whitehall is returning for a fourth time to host the awards show, which is due to take place on May 11 at London’s O2 Arena.
The awards are voted for by around 1,500 people from across the UK music industry including journalists, record label employees and musicians.
The nominees in full:
Female solo artist
Lianne la Havas
Male solo artist
Young T & Bugsey
Young T & Bugsey
Don’t Need Love – 220 Kid and Gracey
Rain – Aitch and AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith
Physical – Dua Lipa
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
Ain’t It Different – Headie One featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy.
Head & Heart – Joel Corry featuring MNEK
Lighter – Nathan Dawe featuring KSI
Secrets – Regard and Raye
Rover – S1mba featuring DTG
Don’t Rush – Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One.
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
Not Your Muse – Celeste
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Big Conspiracy – J Hus
What’s Your Pleasure? – Jessie Ware
International female solo artist
International male solo artist
Run The Jewels
Brits Rising Star (Winner previously announced)