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Mahalia criticises BRIT Awards for lack of recognition of R&B artists

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Mahalia has criticised the BRIT Awards for its lack of recognition of R&B artists, calling upon the awards to provide R&B its personal class as an alternative of grouping it with pop.

The nominees for this yr’s awards had been revealed earlier as we speak (January 12), with Cat Burns, Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Harry Kinds and Sam Smith all up for the Greatest Pop/R&B class. It’s the second yr that the awards has had this class after changing all gendered classes final yr.

Now, Mahalia has taken to social media to query why R&B hasn’t been recognised sufficient within the class. Within the first of a string of tweets, she mentioned she was “desperately trying to find the R&B act on the BRITs”, accompanied by a GIF of somebody making binoculars with their palms. She later added, “I’m sorry however UK R&B proper now’s THRIVING”.

One other extra pissed off tweet noticed her tag the BRITs straight: “Neglect placing us on this class. Give us our personal!!!!! What number of instances do we’ve got to scream at you? @BRITs.”

She added: “Successful awards isn’t the rationale why we make and launch music. We do that shit out of affection. However, at this level, it’s nothing in need of disrespectful.”

It’s not the primary time that the selection to group pop and R&B into one class has been criticised – the transfer was extensively questioned on-line after the brand new gender impartial classes had been introduced in late 2021.

Mahalia additionally lent her voice to the outcry on the time. “Placing pop and R&B in the identical class is absolutely nuts to me. And proves that the powers that be as soon as once more simply don’t get it,” she mentioned. “I like the Brits. I’ve since I used to be a child. However as an R&B singer/songwriter, this feels utterly unprogressive to the entire UK R&B scene.”

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