“Here’s to more women on these stages,” said Dua Lipa as she won best female at last year’s Brit Awards.
“Here’s to more women winning awards, and more women taking over the world.”
One year later, the music industry seems to have taken note, with female artists dominating the shortlist for 2019’s ceremony.
Dua is up for four awards, including best single for One Kiss; tying with pop star Anne-Marie as the year’s most-nominated artist.
And for only the second time in Brit Awards history, more women than men are up for the night’s biggest prize, album of the year.
Former winner Florence + The Machine is joined by newcomers Jorja Smith and Anne-Marie in that category; with singer-songwriter George Ezra and pop group The 1975 completing the shortlist.
(via BBC News)