WATCH: Mabel reveals what it’s like to have famous parents

Her parents are Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey


by Anna Sky Hulton |
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'Fine Line' singer Mabel comes from a rather talented family, not only are her parents 80s music icon Neneh Cherry, and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey, her mum's half brother is Eagle-Eye Cherry - known for his single 'Save Tonight'.

After getting another BRIT Award nomination recently, we caught up with the 22-year-old pop star to talk about her famous family and their reaction to her latest nomination. Mabel says she often gets asked about her famous parents, revealing, "Your parents are just your parents, you don't think about things like that when you're a kid."

Mabel went on to explain, "Obviously I feel grateful, I think more than anything I was quite an anxious person and had a lot of things to express."

WATCH: The full interview with Mabel where she explains the usual thing her mum did with her own BRIT Award

Mabel has been nominated for British Breakthrough Act in this year's BRIT Awards, following on from her nomination last year for the Critics' Choice Award - which was won by Jorja Smith. Mabel told us that she was very excited about being nominated this year explaining it felt surreal, "Very surreal...I'm going walk the red carpet and sit at a table in that massive room," Mabel said, 'Like actually be nominated for an award that's like, going to get announced - there and then. It's crazy!"

See who else has been nominated for a 2019 BRIT Award:


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

This year the BRIT Awards will take place on the 20th February, at London's O2 Arena, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall for the second year in a row. Acts who have already been announced to perform on the night include George Ezra, Little Mix and last year's Critics' Choice Award winner Jorja Smith.

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