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BRIT Awards reveal Rising Star shortlist for 2024

The Last Dinner Party, Caity Baser and Sekou have all been shortlisted for the BRITs Rising Star award 2024.

By Nick Reilly

Caity Baser, The Last Dinner Party and Sekou (Picture: Press)

The Last Dinner PartyCaity Baser and Sekou have all been shortlisted for the BRITs Rising Star award 2024.

The annual prize – which has previously been won by the likes of Sam Fender, Adele and Florence & The Machine – recognises the rising British stars who are yet to achieve an Official Album Charts Top 20 or secured more than one Top 20 single in the Official Singles Chart as of October 31, 2023.

Now, mere days after winning the Rising Star Award at the Rolling Stone UK Awards, The Last Dinner Party are among those up for the latest prestigious gong.

“We’re so honoured and thrilled to be nominated for the Rising Star award!” said The Last Dinner Party in a statement (via Music Week). “It’s very overwhelming and exciting to be up for something as prestigious as a BRIT at this stage in our career and we’re so grateful. We’ve had an amazing year and can’t wait for all that’s to come!”

Baser said: “When I heard that I’ve been nominated for the BRITs Rising Star award this year, I literally screamed for five minutes and chucked everything around my room! I used to watch the awards on TV every year when I was a kid but had no idea how a kid from an estate in Southampton would ever get there… All I have to say is I am so happy and thank you so much. It’s really a dream come true!”

Sekou said : “I grew up in a small town and watched the BRITs every single year. The performances were always amazing – Adele, Amy, Sam Smith, Beyonce. I remember being 10 years old when Adele sang Someone Like You for the first time and being like… Yes, that’s gonna be me one day. Don’t even get me started on Beyoncé. I’m so grateful to be considered for this.”