As reported in NME Griff has been announced as the winner of this year’s BRITS Rising Star Award, after fending off competition from the likes of Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama.
The 20-year-old, who was nominated for the prestigious honour earlier this month, now follows in the hallowed footsteps of other artists who have won the prize – including the likes of Adele, Celeste, Florence & The Machine, Sam Fender and Ellie Goulding.
“In my head I’m still screaming from the phone call when I found out,” Griff said of the honour.
“It’s honestly such a miracle: how on earth did we manage to win a BRIT and break through during a pandemic?”
Griff, who is originally from Hertfordshire, signed to Warner Records in 2019 and received initial acclaim with tracks such as ‘Black Hole’ – which saw her exploring the trickiest parts of teenage life such as mental health and family ties.
Congratulations to Griff! We look forward to seeing her performance this year at the Brits…
Reported By: Jessica Rowe