Sam Ryder ‘stoked’ to be first Eurovision act nominated for best new artist Brit

Sam Ryder said he is “so stoked” after becoming the first Eurovision act to be nominated for best new artist at the Brit Awards. The 33-year-old singer, who came second at last year’s contest in Turin with his track Space Man, said it is “so cool for the institution of Eurovision” that its contestants are being taken seriously in the UK again. He is nominated alongside Kojey Radical, Mimi Webb, Rina Sawayama and Wet Leg in the category after climbing to number one with his debut album, There’s Nothing But Space, Man!, in December.