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Critics’ Choice Award 2015 Nominees are Announced

Critics’ Choice Award 2015Critics’ Choice Award 2015 winner will be announced on Thursday, 4th December. The award nominees are selected by a panel of music industry experts and tastemakers including music editors of national newspapers, magazines and websites and key players from major TV and radio stations. The winner will be announced on 4 December and will receive their trophy, designed by Tracey Emin, at the main Brit awards ceremony on 25 February.

See full list of nominees given below :-

Critics’ Choice Award 2014
George The Poet- Spoken word artist
James Bay – singer-songwriter
Years & Years – electro-pop trio


George The Poet George The Poet – real name George Mpanga – is a 23 year-old spoken word performer and social commentator hailing from North-West London. Mpanga started performing rap and grime at 15 but when he went to Cambridge University (to study Politics, Psychology and Sociology) he made the move towards spoken word poetry.
James Bay James Bay – is a 22 year-old guitarist and singer-songwriter from Hertfordshire. He has already been moving in the right circles supporting Hozier, Tom Odell and John Newman on tour. You might recognise him thanks to his trademark hat, which also features in the artwork of his singles.
Years & Years Years & Years - are Olly Alexander (vocals), Emre Turkmen (synth and beats) and Mikey Goldsworthy (synth and bass). The trio formed in 2010 after Mikey and Emre met in an online forum and Mikey heard Olly singing in the shower at a friend’s house! Years & Years are currently on tour with 2014 Critics’ Choice Award winner Sam Smith across Europe.

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