It has been confirmed that Cat Burns will perform at the BRIT Awards 2023 next month.
The BRIT Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 11 at the O2 Arena, hosted by comedian Mo Gilligan.
Burns is nominated for two BRIT Awards, including Song of the Year for “Go”, as well as Best R&B Pop Artist. Cat Burns was also shortlisted for the Rising Star Award, but lost to FLO.
“I went to BRIT in 2017 and always dreamed of performing on stage someday. It’s such an honor and a huge milestone for me. I can’t wait,” Burns said of the performance.
Speaking to NME about the success of “Go”, Burns explained: “People like songs that they can sing at the top of their lungs — and that’s ‘Go’. This is exactly what you want to hear when you are going through a breakup and need strength and confidence. Lyrically, he talks about learning to get out of situations without fighting; you can just walk away, and I think people respond to this simple but important message. The chorus is so memorable — it’s real singing.”
Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Harry Styles will also perform at the BRIT Awards along with Sam Smith and Kim Petras (together performing their joint song “Unholy”) and Wet Leg.
After the nominations were announced, several artists, including Mahalia, performed at The BRITs with criticism due to the lack of R&B in the Pop/R&B category.
“Sorry, but British R&B is BOOMING right now,” the singer tweeted. “Forget putting us in this category. Give us yours!!!!! How many times do we have to yell at you?
She added: “Winning awards is not the reason we create and release music. We do this shit out of love. But at the moment it’s nothing but disrespect.”
The BRIT Awards 2023 also faced a negative reaction due to the fact that all the nominees for the Artist of the Year award this year are men, and Central Cee, Fred Again…, George Ezra, Stormzy and Styles were shortlisted.
A BRITs spokesperson said the lack of women in the category was “disappointing.” In an interview with HuffPost, they said: “We also have to admit that in 2022 there were fewer well-known female performers in the cycle with major releases, as it was in 2021.”