With the BRIT Awards well underway and artists like SZA and Raye already winning big at the ceremony this year, many may be curious about how the nominees and winners are selected.

There are a number of categories this year with artists competing to win the Best Song and Best Album among many others.

If you're watching and want to know how some of these top artists have been selected, we have you covered.

Who is hosting The Brit Awards 2024?

Strictly Come Dancing’s Clara Amfo, Love Island’s Maya Jama and Capital FM’s Roman Kemp will present the Brit Awards.

The three broadcasters have each been at the helm of some of the UK’s best-loved TV and radio shows, have interviewed the biggest names in music and entertainment, as well as being at the fore of British popular culture.

Together, they hosted The BRITs Red Carpet show for ITV2 last year and will now take centre stage on the main BRITs show.

Who won The BRIT Award for Songwriter of the Year 2024?

Raye was named 2024’s Songwriter of the Year by The BRIT Awards ahead of tonight’s ceremony.

The award which began in 2022, has previously been won by Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran and British record producer Kid Harpoon, who worked with Harry Styles on the album Harry’s House.

Raye said she was “so honoured and blown away” to be receiving her first BRIT Award.

“I will treasure this trophy very much,” the London-born musician added.

“I am so grateful to be recognised as a songwriter as this is a craft I am so passionate about and have been since I started my journey as a musician, and I’m very grateful to those who voted for me to have this award.”

How are the winners of the BRIT Awards selected?

Historically, the winners and nominees for the BRIT Awards are determined by the BRIT Awards voting academy, a grouping of some 1000 representatives from across the industry such as managers, music media and winners from previous shows.

However, this year, viewers have been given the chance to vote on some of their favourite artists.

From February 1 to February 15, people could vote in the Alternative/Rock Act, Dance Act, Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act, Pop Act, and R&B Act categories via Instagram.