Jorja Smith, Mabel and Stefflon Don have been unveiled as the nominees for the BRITs Critics’ Choice award 2018.
In the prize’s 10th year, the three UK singers follow previous winners Adele, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé and 2017 winner Rag’N’Bone Man in being nominated.
Jorja Smith said: "It's an honour to be recognised amongst such incredible emerging talent. 2017 was a very special year and there's so much more to come from me in 2018!”
Mabel, managed by Metallic Inc's Radha Medar, said: “Being nominated for the Critics’ Choice award really is a dream come true for me. So much hard work has gone into getting to this point, so to be acknowledged by something like the BRIT Awards means the world.”
Stefflon Don said: “I am so excited to be nominated for this amazing award. A big shout out to all my fans and dons for their support. 2017 has been lit and I can’t wait for 2018! Mad love to you all.”
Past Critics’ Choice winners have sold over 40 million albums worldwide. The highest singles sales posted so far by this year’s nominees are: On My Mind (104,012 sales, Jorja Smith & Preditah), Hurtin' Me (335,899 sales, Stefflon Don & French Montana) and Finders Keepers (392,016 sales, Mabel (feat. Kojo Funds)).
Voted for by a team of media experts, the Award is open to all artists who the panel feels will achieve a significant level of success in their career. Over 100 artists from a range of genres were considered for the award.
The 2018 winner will be announced on December 4, and will be the first recipient of the specially designed Anish Kapoor award.
See a full list of past winners below:
Florence + The Machine