Major Changes Are Coming to the 2020 Brit Awards

Dua Lipa performing at the 2018 Brit Awards. Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9433579ei)

The 40th edition of the BRIT Awards is coming our way next year, and this ceremony will be unlike any other because the masterminds behind it recently announced a major overhaul.

Let’s take a look at the changes that are coming our way.

Eliminated Categories

Some of the popular categories, including British artist video of the year and international group, won’t be present at the upcoming ceremony. They’re also dropping several honorary awards – British producer of the year, global success award, and outstanding contribution to music.

Renaming Categories

The BRITs are renaming several major categories: British breakthrough act will become best new artist; British single of the year becomes song of the year. The word British is being dropped from several categories, making this award show more accessible.

Voting System

Fan voting is now becoming the thing of the past, and an official voting academy consisting of 1,200 industry professionals will be in charge of picking the winners.

Creative Control

The BRITs won’t be imposing any creative limitations on the artists booked to perform at the ceremony, and they’ll have full creative control to “create and curate their own unique moments.”