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Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway, Lola Young share BRITs Rising Star performances

The trio were nominated for the prestigious award last week

By Will Richards

Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway and Lola Young in a composite photo performing live
Credit: John Marshall/JMEnternational.

Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway and Lola Young have all shared special performances recorded ahead of the 2022 BRIT Awards.

Last week (November 30), the trio were nominated for the 2022 BRITs Rising Star award, which will crown the most exciting new talent in the UK at the BRIT Awards in February.

Following the nominations, the trio have all shared exclusive performances for the BRITs, and sat down to discuss their musical journeys so far.

For the sessions, Humberstone played recent single ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, with Young playing ‘FAKE’ and Bree Runway sharing a stunning rendition of ‘HOT HOT’.

See the performances below.

Toasting her Rising Star nomination, Runway said: “I feel so honoured to be recognised by the BRITs in this way, it’s all so exciting especially as previous nominees have gone on to do such amazing things, I hope I’m struck by that same luck. Attending the BRITs alone has been something I’ve wanted to do for years, but attending as a Rising Star nominee is a DREAM.”

Humberstone added: “Music has always been my entire life, and being nominated for such a prestigious award really means everything to me. Recognition from the BRITs is something I am struggling to comprehend at the moment! it’s truly an honour to be nominated for the BRITs Rising Star Award alongside two other incredibly inspiring female artists.”

I can’t believe I’ve been nominated for this award,” Young said. “It feels surreal and completely unexpected. I actually have to pinch myself looking at the other artists that have been nominated previously. It is such a big step for me and I feel very excited to have been nominated!”

Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway and Lola Young looking at the camera in a composite photo
Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway and Lola Young. Credit: JMEnternational.

Last month (November 22), the BRIT Awards announced full details of its 2022 ceremony, including the reveal of new host Mo Gilligan, who is replacing Jack Whitehall, who spent four years hosting the show.

The traditional ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ award categories will be removed at the 2022 BRITs and replaced instead with ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘International Artist of the Year’ at the February 8 ceremony at The O2 in London, in a move designed to be as inclusive as possible so artists are celebrated for their work first and foremost.

Speaking about the new category changes, BRIT chair and Co-President of Polydor Records, Tom March said: “It is important that The BRITs continue to evolve and aim to be as inclusive as possible. It feels completely the right time to celebrate the achievements of artists for the music that they create, and the work that they do, irrespective of gender.”