BLACKPINK has been nominated for ‘The BRIT Awards’, the most prestigious pop music awards ceremony in the UK, becoming the first K-pop girl group to do so.
According to the list of candidates announced on the homepage and social media of the ‘2023 Brit Awards’ on the 12th (local time), BLACKPINK was nominated for the ‘International Group of the Year’ category at this awards ceremony.
BLACKPINK will compete with Canadian rapper Drake, known as the “King of Hip Hop,” British rapper 21 Savage from Atlanta, the U.S. – Swedish female duo “First Aid Kit,” post-punk band “Fontains D.C.” and “Solibris” based on Los Angeles (LA).
The meaning of the ‘International Group of the Year’ award is also unique. Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, THE CARTERS, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tame Impala, Daft Punk and Arcade Fire have been popular around the world every year.
Among the previous winners, female artists who won the award were The Bangles, TLC, Destiny’s Child and Haim. As last year, BLACKPINK not only topped the US Billboard album chart ‘Billboard 200’ with ‘BORN PINK’ but also topped the official UK album chart, so their chances of winning an award are not small.
The Brit Awards, which began in 1977 and marks its 43rd anniversary this year, is hosted by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The candidates have been selected by more than 1,000-panel votes, consisting of radio, TV DJs and hosts, broadcaster executives, record producer representatives, and journalists. In the meantime, before BLACKPINK, the only K-pop singer nominated for the award ceremony is the global super group BTS. BTS was the first Korean singer to be nominated for the “Best International Group” category at the “2021 Brit Awards” and was also nominated for the same category at the “2022 Brit Awards”, but unfortunately, they did not win.
This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the O2 Arena in London on February 11. Pop superstar Harry Styles from the British group One Direction and the new British indie band Wet Leg, which consists of female duo, were nominated for four categories, making them the most candidates for this year’s awards ceremony. Styles and Wet Reg were nominated for “Mastercard Album of the Year”.