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Jorja Smith Wins Brits Critics' Choice Award

"This is such a special way to end the year"

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Jorja Smith performs on the Camp Stage during day 2 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

20-year-old Jorja Smith has been crowned the BRITs Critics’ Choice winner, after fending off tough competition from artists Mabel and Stefflon Don.

The award recognises ‘the future stars of British recording talent’ and will be presented at the BRIT nominations launch on January 13th 2018, where Jorja will also perform.

Speaking about her win, Jorja said:

“I cannot believe it, it’s been an unforgettable 2017 during which I’ve fulfilled so many of my dreams and this is such a special way to end the year… and to be part of an all female shortlist alongside Mabel and Stefflon Don, who’ve both had incredible 2017s, makes it even better! There’s lots more to come in 2018 from all of us and I will do my best to make it another memorable year!”

The BRIT Awards 2018. Critics’ Choice Sessions. ?Abbey Road Studios. Studio 3.?Friday 1st December 2017.?Photo Credit: John Marshall - JM Enternational
Jorja Smith with new Anish Kapoor designed BRIT Award

The BRITs Critics’ Choice Award is now celebrating its 10th anniversary year. Previous winners have gone on to achieve phenomenal chart success, both in the UK and globally.

Full list of Critics’ Choice winners:
2008 Adele
2009 Florence + The Machine
2010 Ellie Goulding
2011 Jessie J
2012 Emeli Sandé
2013 Tom Odell
2014 Sam Smith
2015 James Bay
2016 Jack Garratt
2017 Rag ’n’ Bone Man
2018 Jorja Smith

The official BRIT Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at London’s O2 Arena.

Congratulations again, Jorja!

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