Brit Awards 2016: Craig David And Sinitta Speak Out About Brits Diversity Row

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Craig David and Sinitta are just two of the stars who have spoken out about the lack of diversity at the Brit Awards.

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The Brits have come under fire as only two non-white acts were nominated for gongs this year, with this year’s winner’s list was made up of only white artists.

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Craig David

Craig has spoken of his hopes that next year’s awards will be more inclusive and representative.

Speaking to The Mirror on the red carpet of Wednesday’s (24 February) Brits, he said: “Sometimes some genres of music aren’t represented and this year it happened to be grime. It’s very clear that it hasn’t been.

"So hopefully next year the way that the voting system is made the grime artists will be seen.

"But being part of that scene, I know deep down that the grime and garage music and urban music it's winning in itself."

Simon Cowell’s best friend Sinitta also echoed Craig’s sentiments, saying: “Diversity has been in awards shows has been a problem for years.”

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Sinitta

Brits bosses have promised to take steps to make next year’s awards more reflective of British music.

"The Brits take the issue of diversity very seriously and have always endeavoured to celebrate as broad a range of what's popular in today's music as possible,” a spokesperson said.

"There are no individual awards for specific genres however, and since only a small number of Brits are awarded every year, the artists who are honoured tend to be those who have achieved the very highest levels of chart success.

"Given the rapidly changing landscape of music consumption, it may now be time to take a fresh look at the metrics around the Brit Awards to ensure they reflect the full range of engagement with recorded music."

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