Jonas Blue has branded the Brit Awards ‘disgusting’ and slammed bosses for not recognising dance music in its own category.
The DJ and producer, 31, said there should be a category dedicated specifically to dance music to recognise the talent, as opposed to putting artists up against more mainstream stars such as Little Mix and Ed Sheeran.
He is yet to bag himself an award despite being nominated five times, adding that he is ‘grateful’ for the nomination but has ‘no chance’ of nabbing a gong.
Snubbed: Jonas Blue has branded the Brit Awards ‘disgusting’ and slammed bosses for not recognising dance music in its own category (pictured in 2019)
Clearly raging at bosses over the move, Jonas, real name Guy James Robin, told The Sun: ‘I think it’s a disregard, the way the Brit Awards treat electronic music artists.
‘It should be its own category in itself. There are hugely successful people in the UK like myself, Jax Jones, Sigala, Joel Corry and the fact it’s not recognised by the Brits is disgusting to be honest.
‘I’m grateful for being nominated but you just never stand a chance when you’re in the same groups as people like Little Mix or Lewis Capaldi.’
‘Disgusting’: The DJ and producer, 31, said there should be a category dedicated specifically to dance music to recognise the talent (pictured last year)
The star referenced Calvin Harris, who is one of the UK’s highest-earning music artists, who only won his first two Brits in 2019.
He had been nominated a total of 18 times since 2009, but hadn’t been successful.
Nominations for this years awards have yet to be announced, but they are expected to scrap the Best Male and Best Female categories.
It comes after a sexism storm at the lack of female nominees at last year’s Brits, as the shortlist was largely male-dominated.
Category: Jonas said: ‘I’m grateful for being nominated but you just never stand a chance when you’re in the same groups as people like Little Mix or Lewis Capaldi’ (pictured in 2017)
There were no female performers included in the shortlists for best group or album awards, although English singer Mabel, 23, was nominated for three awards and ultimately claimed one of the biggest of the night – Best British Female Artist.
This year’s ceremony will take place on May 11, instead of its usual date in February.
Winners last year included Stormzy and Mabel, who won British Male and Female Solo Artist awards.
Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi won Best New Artist while the Best Group award went to Foals.
Congrats: Lewis, 23, claimed two awards from four nominations, triumphing in the categories for New Artist and Song of the Year
BRIT Awards 2020: ALL THE WINNERS
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
Song Of The Year
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (WINNER)
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant
Dave featuring Burna Boy – Location
Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
Tom Walker – Just You And I
Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Bring Me The Horizon
D Block Europe
British Album Of The Year
Dave – Psychodrama (WINNER)
Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Harry Styles – Fine Line
International Male Solo Artist
Tyler, The Creator (WINNER)
International Female Solo Artist
Billie Eilish (WINNER)
Lana Del Rey
Lewis Capaldi (WINNER)
Source: Daily Mail