WATCH: Mabel’s cute reaction to being nominated for a BRIT Award

Mabel has been nominated for British Breakthrough


by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Mabel, who has had hits such as 'Fine Line', and 'Ring Ring' with Jax Jones, has just been announced as a contender in the British Breakthrough category of this year's BRIT Awards, and we caught up with the singer to find out how she felt after hearing the news.

The 22-year-old pop star revealed it was an honour to be nominated this year, following last year's nomination for the Critics' Choice Award, which was won by Jorja Smith.

When asked how it feels, Mabel said, "Very surreal...I'm going walk the red carpet and sit at a table in that massive room, and like actually be nominated for an award that's like, going to get announced - there and then. It's crazy!"

WATCH: The full interview with Mabel

Musical talent runs in the family for Mabel, whose parents are 80s pop icon Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. During the interview, Mable also revealed the unusual thing that her mum did with her BRIT Awards - which she won in 1990 for Best International Breakthrough and Best International Solo Artist.

Mabel told our Entertainment Team that her mum melted down a BRIT Award and made it into medallions, to give to Cameron, her stylist and other people in her team explaining, "It's all about the team".

This the year Mabel has been nominated for the British Breakthrough Act, see who else as been nominated for a BRIT Award below.


BRITs 2019 nominations - (SLIDER)

British Male Solo Artist1 of 11

British Male Solo Artist

Sam SmithCraig DavidAphex TwinGiggsGeorge Ezra

British Female Solo Artist2 of 11

British Female Solo Artist

Florence + the MachineJorja SmithAnne-MarieLily AllenJess Glynne

British Single of the Year3 of 11

British Single of the Year

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One KissGeorge Ezra – ShotgunRudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These DaysDua Lipa – IDGAFAnne-Marie – 2002Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – SoloRamz – BarkingJess Glynne – I'll Be ThereTom Walker – Leave a Light OnSigala featuring Paloma Faith - Lullaby

British Breakthrough4 of 11

British Breakthrough

MabelIdlesElla MaiTom WalkerJorja Smith

British Group5 of 11

British Group

Arctic MonkeysGorillazThe 1975Little MixYears & Years

British Artist Video of the Year6 of 11

British Artist Video of the Year

Anne-Marie – 2002Calvin Haris & Dua Lipa – One KissClean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato – SoloDua Lipa – IDGAFJax Jones featuring Ina Wroldsen – BreatheRita Ora & Liam Payne – For YouLittle Mix – Woman Like MeRita Ora – Let Me Love YouRudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These DaysJonas Blue featuring Jack & Jack - Rise

International Group7 of 11

International Group

The CartersFirst Aid KitBrockhamptonNile Rodgers & ChicTwenty One Pilots

International Male Solo Artist8 of 11

International Male Solo Artist

DrakeEminemKamasi WashingtonShawn MendesTravis Scott

International Female Solo Artist9 of 11

International Female Solo Artist

Cardi BCamila CabelloChristine and the QueensAriana GrandeJanelle Monáe

British Album10 of 11

British Album

Jorja Smith – Lost & FoundThe 1975 - A Brief Inquiry into Online RelationshipsFlorence + the Machine – High as HopeAnne-Marie – Speak Your MindGeorge Ezra – Staying at Tamara's

Critics' Choice11 of 11

Critics' Choice

WINNER: Sam Fender

George Ezra, Little Mix and Jorja Smith have already been announced to perform at next month's award ceremony, with more performers expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

This year's BRIT Awards will be taking place on Wednesday 20th February at the O2 Arena in London and hosted for the second year in a row by comedian Jack Whitehall.

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