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BRITs Critics Choice shortlist

The final shortlist for the BRITs Critics Choice award have been announced.

The prize was launched in 2008, with previous winners including Adele, Florence & The Machine, and last year's champion Jack Garratt.

The shortlist for 2017's prize has been confirmed, with Anne-Marie, Rag'n'Bone Man, and current Clash cover star Dua Lipa set to battle it out.

Dua Lipa commented: “I couldn't believe it when I got the news. So honoured and grateful to be nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award. This is the highlight of my year. I've said so many times, that I've hit a lot of milestones this year from performing at Glastonbury, to doing my own European tour, never doing the same thing two days in a row and going to places I've never been before. Truly living my dream, this is the icing on the cake. A huge dream of mine! Thank you for all the love and support from the bottom of my heart this means the world to me! Thank you.”

Anne-Marie: “I actually can't believe I am nominated for this amazing award. This is so sick. To everyone who voted for me I am so grateful and humbled, here's to 2017!”

Rag'n'Bone Man added: "It's bonkers that I've been nominated for Critics’ Choice. Absolutely bonkers, I’ve been grafting, I built a strong fan base over the years with help from good people that put their faith in me. And now this! I'm very grateful.”

The winner of the BRITs Critics Choice award will be announced on December 8th.

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