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TWO GRAMMY NERDS DISH ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS
Let the opinions fly. (12/12a)
TOP 20: XXX-RATED
Decking the halls with hip-hop. (12/12a)
A NEW FACET OF
WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten start a label. (12/12a)
RAINMAKERS: IT'S POURING DOWN VISIONARIES
The Max factor. (12/10a)
COLUMBIA'S URBAN UNIT GETS 2 CHIEFS
Ron Perry makes another major hire. (12/12a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
EGGNOG
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HOW DIVERSE ARE THE 2018 BRITS?
2/15/18

You might see a few white roses at the BRIT Awards next week as the ceremony’s organisers, BPI, have invited nominees, guests and members of the voting academy to wear the pins as a symbol of solidarity in the global fight against sexual harassment. So how does the 2018 ceremony currently stand in terms of equality?

As it stands, the 2018 nominees are weighted toward male artists, with 28 male-led artists/bands/releases nominated in the non-gendered categories, against 17 female-led entries, including Critics’ Choice winner Jorja Smith and nominees Stefflon Don and Mabel. Both stats include female and male led The xx and ZAYN and Taylor Swift’s Video entry, which are therefore counted twice, and count individual nominations, rather than individual artists (some of whom appear more than once). There are 16 entries from BAME artists out of a possible 98 (including Critics' Choice nominees). In terms of performers, there are currently six male artists and three females scheduled to take the stage.

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