The British-Japanese pop singer spoke out in 2020 about a little-known nationality clause that made UK residents ineligible for the awards.
A nationality clause in the Mercury Prize and the BRITs are stopping musicians from entering the race. It's turning the arts into a form of border control, the 'SAWAYAMA' musician says.
A half-arsed apology for swearing, Gemma Collins making some sort of endearing headline – what to expect from the show.
Giggs, Jorja Smith and Brockhampton were named among this year's nods, where paint-by-numbers pop stands beside rising innovators.
What it means for guests at next week's ceremony to wear white rose pins in solidarity broader anti-sexism movements.
Acts like multiple nominee Dua Lipa already seem so established thanks to the speed with which we now move on from albums.
"Paul can meet you and greet you and take photos, distance depending :-)"
Here's hoping 2018 will be an even bigger year for the genre.
Mabel, Stefflon Don, and Jorja Smith? Music to my ears.