Holly Humberstone wins the rising star prize

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Singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has won the Brit Awards’ Rising Star prize, which recognises pop’s most promising ones to watch.

The 21-year-old, from Lincolnshire, was a breakout star of the pandemic, with intimate, atmospheric songs that earned her comparisons to Lorde and Bon Iver.

She joins the likes of Adele, Florence + The Machine and Sam Fender in winning the rising star award.

“I’m kind of freaking out,” she told the BBC, “but I’m on top of the world.”

The award, supported by BBC Radio 1, recognises British artists who had not achieved a top 20 album or more than one top 20 single by 31 October this year.

Bree Runway and Lola Young were also shortlisted for the prize, originally known as Critics’ Choice.

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