With The Brit Awards 2014 taking place in February next year, preparations are in place for the night of musical performances and accreditation. One of the pre-revealed nominations of the award ceremony is that of The Critics’ Choice Award, of which the nominations were revealed earlier today.
The three nominated artists include La La La singer Sam Smith, who also collaborated with debut electronic duo Disclosure on their track Latch. So, with two prestigious collaborations underneath his belt, could 2014 see the launch of Sam Smith’s solo career? Personally, I consider him to be a strong contender in this battle for the prestigious award.
But this could be championed by the second nominee of the three. Singer Chlöe Howl has since released many singles and supported debut artist John Newman on his recent tour, and despite her name being unknown to most people, after listening to her songs on YouTube, it is fair to say that she is in with a chance, with her musical flair having a strong sense of originality in her singles, but at the same time it works perfectly with other successful singers in her genres. Personally, her tracks No Strings and Paper Heart are huge tunes, and are likely to storm into the chart should she be announced as the winner on the 12th December.
Lastly, the most-known efforts of the final nominee is through that of her collaboration with much-loved debut drum-and-bass band, Rudimental. With the success of Waiting All Night as a hugely liked track by Ella Eyre and the band, it could be said that she could make it to become this year’s choice. But with no solo successes, it may be harder for her to launch into a debut music career.
So with the winner being announced in a week’s time, I anticipate the news. With last year’s winner Tom Odell having a largely successful debut album, it is likely that the winner will reach similar, if not greater success.
But overall, I’m hoping that Chlöe Howl wins the award, and I wish her all the best.