Following its launch back in 2008, the BRIT Critics' Choice winner has always gone on to achieve some incredible things, with last year's (2014) winner James Bay charting at number one with debut album 'Chaos and the Calm' in March.

Today, The BRIT Awards have revealed their 2016 shortlist, and the trio of acts couldn't be more excited:

Frances
Frances

Izzy Bizu - "I'm so honoured to be nominated for the BRITs Critics' Choice Award this year, following in the footsteps of amazingly talented artists like Adele, Emeli Sandé and James Bay so thank you! I grew up watching the BRITs on the TV at home so it's pretty exciting to be a part of it!"

Izzy Bizu / Credit: Alex De Mora
Izzy Bizu / Credit: Alex De Mora

Frances - "It's such a huge honour to be nominated for the Critics' Choice Award. I've followed the BRITs my whole life, but never thought I'd be lucky enough to be nominated... It's amazing to be a part of something that has included so many of my idols and musical inspirations. An amazing feeling. Thank you."

Jack Garratt / Credit: Dan Harris
Jack Garratt / Credit: Dan Harris

Jack Garratt - "It's amazing to be nominated for the BRITs Critics' Choice Award 2016. It's such a significant award that highlights the importance of new music, so it's a genuine honour to have been nominated alongside some other incredible new acts from the UK."

Following the announcement today, the three nominees have been inducted into the BRITs Voting Academy and are eligible themselves to vote for The BRIT Awards 2016.

The 2016 Critics' Choice Award winner will be revealed on Friday, November 27.

The BRIT Awards 2016 with MasterCard will take place on Wednesday 24thFebruary 2016 at London's O2 Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV. Ant & Dec will return as hosts.


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