The Nigerian singer was nominated along with veteran singer Bruce Springsteen, Dermot Kennedy, Post Malone and Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, 28 years old, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director won in the category.
Incidentally, Tyler, full name Tyler Gregory Okonma is the son of a Nigerian father with Igbo ancestry and an American mother of mixed African-American and European-Canadian descent.
Burna Boy also lost in the second category, Song of the Year for which he was nominated along with Dave for the song, Location.
The winner was 23 year-old Lewis Capaldi, a Scottish singer-songwriter. He won with his hit song, Someone You Loved.
Capaldi was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2019 Brit Awards. In March 2019, his single “Someone You Loved” topped the UK Singles Chart where it remained for seven weeks, and in October 2019 it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Other losers in the Song of the Year category were AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove”, Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – “Giant”, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”, Mabel – “Don’t Call Me Up”, Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”, Sam Smith and Normani – “Dancing With a Stranger”, Stormzy – “Vossi Bop”, Tom Walker – “Just You and I”
Tuesday’s edition of Brit Awards coincided with the 40th anniversary of the show. It took place at the O2 Arena in London with Jack Whitehall as the host.
See the full list of winners below:
Male Solo Artist
Stormzy – WINNER
Female Solo Artist
Mabel – WINNER
Bring Me the Horizon
Foals – WINNER
Best New Artist
Lewis Capaldi – WINNER
Celeste (winner, previously announced)
Song of the Year (Voted by the Academy)
AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove”
Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – “Giant”
Dave and Burna Boy – “Location”
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” – WINNER
Mabel – “Don’t Call Me Up”
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”
Sam Smith and Normani – “Dancing With a Stranger”
Stormzy – “Vossi Bop”
Tom Walker – “Just You and I”
Mastercard Album of the Year
Dave – Psychodrama – WINNER
Harry Styles – Fine Line
Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Stormzy – Heavy is the Head
International Male Solo Artist
Tyler, the Creator – WINNER
International Female Solo Artist
Billie Eilish – WINNER
Lana Del Rey