RAYE Wins a Record 6 Awards at 2024 Brit Awards: Full Winners List

RAYE was the big winner at the 2024 Brit Awards, winning a record six awards – artist of the year, album of the year for My 21st Century Blues, song of the year for “Escapism” (featuring 070 Shake), R&B act, new artist and songwriter of the year. This breaks the old record of four awards in one night, held jointly by Harry Styles (2023), Adele (2016) and Blur (1995). Adele and Styles had won artist of the year the last two years. RAYE is not yet in their league as a global superstar, but after this strong show of support in her home country, she is on her way.

RAYE sobbed as she won the album of the year award, saying, “You just don’t understand what this means to me. … I’m ugly-crying on national television. All I ever wanted to be was an artist. And now I’m an artist with an album of the year.”

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“Escapism,” which reached No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart and climbed as high as No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the first collaboration to win song of the year since “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa five years ago. (Harris and Lipa were both winners on this night, as well.)

The Brits were held at The O2 arena in London on Saturday (March 2). Clara Amfo, Maya Jama and Roman Kemp co-hosted the ceremony.

The Brits report that “three-quarters of award wins [featured] women and non-binary people.” Female artists made a clean sweep of the three awards for international artists (that is, artists who hail from outside the U.K.).

Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” won international song of the year, coming out on top in a 15-entry field. (Memo to the Brits: 15 is way too many nominees.) “Flowers” was named the top-selling global single of 2023 by IFPI earlier this week. It won the Grammy for record of the year on Feb. 4. This is the third consecutive year that this Brit Award has gone to a No. 1 hit on the Hot 100. The award had gone the last two years to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4U” and Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”

SZA won international artist of the year, beating a very strong field which also included Cyrus, Rodrigo, Kylie Minogue and Taylor Swift. Swift had topped SZA to win the Grammy for album of the year.

Boygenius won international group of the year. They are the fifth all-female group to win in this category, following The Bangles (1987), TLC (2000), Destiny’s Child (2002) and HAIM (2021).

The Last Dinner Party won the rising star award. They are the first all-female group to win in the category, which was first presented in 2008.

The pop/R&B act category was split in two this year — pop act, which went to Dua Lipa, and British R&B act, which went to RAYE. Lipa had won in the combined pop/R&B category two years ago. This was her seventh career Brit Award.

Calvin Harris won dance act, beating Becky Hill, who had won in that category the last two years. In accepting the award, Harris praised Ellie Goulding, with whom he teamed on “Miracle,” a song of the year nominee.

Chase & Status are this year’s Producer of the Year winners. The electronic music duo, consisting of Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status), was also nominated for group of the year. They have produced not only their own releases, but the works of such other acts as Becky Hill, Rihanna, Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah. Chase & Status are the fourth multi-person production team to win Producer of the Year, following Stock Aitken Waterman (1988), Chris Potter, The Verve & Youth (1998) and Alan Moulder & Flood (2014).

Central Cee and J Hus, which had finished second to RAYE in the nominations count with four nods each, were shut out on the night. 

Here’s the complete list of 2024 Brit Awards nominees, with winners marked.

Mastercard album of the year

Blur, The Ballad of DarrenParlophone/Warner Music

J Hus, Beautiful and Brutal Yard, Black Butter/Sony Music

Little Simz, NO THANK YOU, Forever Living Originals/AWAL

WINNER: RAYE, My 21st Century Blues, Human Re Sources/The Orchard

Young Fathers, Heavy Heavy, Ninja Tune

Artist of the year

Arlo Parks, Transgressive

Central Cee, Columbia Records/Sony Music

Dave, Neighbourhood/Live Yours

Dua Lipa, Warner Records/Warner Music

Fred Again.., Atlantic/Warner Music

J Hus, Black Butter/Sony Music

Jessie Ware, EMI / Universal Music UK

Little Simz, Forever Living Originals/AWAL

Olivia Dean, EMI/Universal Music UK

WINNER: RAYE, Human Re Sources/The Orchard

Group of the year

Blur, Parlophone/Warner Music

Chase & Status, EMI/Universal Music UK

Headie One & K-Trap, One Records & Thousand8/The Orchard

WINNER: Jungle, Caiola/AWAL

Young Fathers, Ninja Tune

Best new artist

Mahalia, Asylum/Atlantic Records/Warner Music

Olivia Dean, EMI/Universal Music UK

PinkPantheress, Warner Records/Warner Music

WINNER: RAYE, Human Re Sources/The Orchard

Yussef Dayes, Brownswood Records/ADA/Warner Music

Song of the year

“Miracle,” Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding, Sony Music/Universal Music UK

“Prada,” cassö/RAYE/D-Block Europe, Ministry Of Sound/Sony Music

“Let Go,” Central Cee, Columbia Records/Sony Music

“Sprinter,” Dave & Central Cee, Neighbourhood/Live Yours

“Dance the Night,” Dua Lipa, Atlantic Records/Warner Music

“Eyes Closed,” Ed Sheeran, Asylum/Atlantic Records/Warner Music

“Who Told You,” J Hus Ft Drake, Sony Music/Universal Music

“Strangers,” Kenya Grace, Warner Music

“Wish You the Best,” Lewis Capaldi, EMI/Universal Music Group

“Boy’s a Liar,” PinkPantheress, Warner Records/Warner Music

WINNER: “Escapism,” RAYE ft 070 Shake, Human Re Sources/The Orchard

“Dancing Is Healing,” Rudimental/Charlotte Plank/Vibe Chemistry, Columbia/Sony Music

“Firebabe,” Stormzy Ft Debbie, #Merky Records/0207 Records/Universal Music UK

“REACT,” Switch Disco & Ella Henderson, Relentless Records/Sony Music

“Messy in Heaven,” Venbee & Goddard, Room 2/Columbia Records/Sony Music

International artist of the year

Asake, YBNL Nation/Pri.me

Burna Boy, Spaceship/Bad Habit/Atlantic Records

Caroline Polachek, Perpetual Novice/The Orchard


Kylie Minogue, BMG Records

Lana Del Rey, Polydor/Universal Music UK

Miley Cyrus, Columbia/Sony Music

Olivia Rodrigo, Polydor/Geffen/Universal Music Group


Taylor Swift, EMI/Republic/Universal Music Group

International group of the year

Blink-182, Columbia/Sony Music

WINNER: Boygenius, Polydor/Interscope/Universal Music Group

Foo Fighters, Columbia/Sony Music

Gabriels, Parlophone/Warner Music

Paramore, Atlantic/Warner Music

International song of the year

“What Was I Made For?,” Billie Eilish, Darkroom/Interscope/Polydor/Universal Music Group

“Daylight,” David Kushner, Miserable Music/Virgin Music Group/Universal Music Group

“Paint the Town Red,” Doja Cat, RCA/Sony Music

“Giving Me,” Jazzy, CHAOS/Polydor/Universal Music UK

“People,” Libianca,5k Records/Sony Music

“Made You Look,” Meghan Trainor, Epic Records/Sony Music

WINNER: “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus, Columbia Records/Sony Music

“Stick Season,” Noah Kahan, Mercury Records/Republic Records/Island UK/Universal Music Group

“Miss You,” Oliver Tree & Robin Schulz, Atlantic Records / Warner Music

“vampire,” Olivia Rodrigo, Polydor/Geffen/Universal Music Group

“(It Goes Like) Nanana,” Peggy Gou, XL Recordings

“Calm Down,” Rema, Mavin Records/Jonzing World/Virgin Music Group/Universal Music Group

“Kill Bill,” SZA, RCA/Sony Music

“greedy,” Tate McRae, RCA/Sony Music

“Water,” Tyla, Epic Records/Sony Music

Alternative/rock act

Blur, Parlophone/Warner Music

WINNER: Bring Me The Horizon, RCA/Sony Music

The Rolling Stones, Polydor/Universal Music UK

Young Fathers, Ninja Tune

Yussef Dayes, Brownswood Records/ADA/Warner Music

Hip-hop/grime/rap act


Central Cee, Columbia Records/Sony Music

Dave, Neighbourhood/Live Yours

J Hus, Black Butter/Sony Music

Little Simz, Forever Living Originals/AWAL

Dance act

Barry Can’t Swim, Ninja Tune

Becky Hill, Polydor/Universal Music UK

WINNER: Calvin Harris, Columbia/Sony Music

Fred again.., Atlantic/Warner

Romy, Young Recordings

Pop act

Calvin Harris, Columbia/Sony Music

Charli XCX, Atlantic/Warner Music

WINNER: Dua Lipa, Warner Records/Warner Music

Olivia Dean, EMI / Universal Music UK

RAYE, Human Re Sources/The Orchard

R&B act

Cleo Sol, Forever Living Originals

Jorja Smith, FAMM/The Orchard

Mahalia, Atlantic/Warner Music

WINNER: RAYE, Human Re Sources/The Orchard

SAULT, Forever Living Originals

Brits rising star

Caity Baser, EMI / Universal Music UK

Sekou, Island / Universal Music UK

WINNER: The Last Dinner Party, Island / Universal Music UK

Producer of the Year

Winner: Chase & Status

Songwriter of the Year

Winner: RAYE

Global Icon Award

Winner: Kylie Minogue