The nominations for one of the most prestigious honors for the music industry, Brit awards 2021 were recently announced and there have been some big surprises and some historical nominations this year.

The Brit awards are all set to be held on May 11, 2021, and before that, the nominations for the awards were made in a live-streamed show by BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and this year’s BRITs Rising Star winner Griff.

Among the major artists to receive a nod this year were also the famed K-pop, BTS who has now become the first Korean artist to have received a Brit Awards nomination.

The band has been nominated in the Best international group category.

After the nominations were announced, netizens went into a tizzy over Harry Styles bagging a nomination for his song Watermelon Sugar at the awards.

The One Direction singer has received a nomination in the British Single category.

Among artists who received multiple nominations and are leading at this year’s Brit awards are Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste and Joel Corry.

Yungblud too bagged a nomination in a major category of Male Solo Artist where he will be competing against Corry, J Hus, Headie One and AJ Tracey.

While Styles was the only One Direction member to receive a nomination, fans of the band on social media were trending names of other members including Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan stating that they deserved to be among the nominees.

Another category that is sure to leave fans excited about who will win is the international female category with the likes of Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift up against each other.

Take a look at the nominee list below.

The 2021 Brit award nominees in full

Female solo artist
Arlo Parks
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Lianne La Havas

Male solo artist
AJ Tracey
Headie One
J Hus
Joel Corry

British Group
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
The 1975
Young T & Bugsey

Breakthrough Artist
Arlo Parks
Joel Corry
Young T & Bugsey

British Single with   A Mastercard
220 Kid with Gracey – Don’t Need Love
Aitch x AJ Tracey feat Tay Keith – Rain
Dua Lipa – Physical
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Headie One feat AJ Tracey and Stormzy – Ain’t It Different
Joel Corry x MNEK – Head and Heart
Nathan Dawe x KSI – Lighter
Regard and Raye – Secrets
S1mba feat DTG – Rover
Young T & Bugsey feat Headie One – Don’t Rush

Mastercard Album
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

International female solo artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift

International male solo artist
Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
The Weeknd

International group
Fontaines DC
Foo Fighters
Run the Jewels

Rising   Star
Pa Salieu
Rina Sawayama