Toyah has given BRITs bosses the seal of approval for their latest gender-neutral move.
The change, which has been called for by stars including Sam Smith, is a move that bosses hope will allow the awards to “[celebrate] artists solely for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify or as others may see them”.
Consequently, Dua Lipa and J Hus will be the last stars to win Best Female and Best Male at the BRITs.
Following the announcement, bosses have received a mixed response from fans, but ‘80s superstar Toyah is impressed with their forward-thinking attitude.
“I think the BRITs are ahead of the game and I think it’s an amazing thing to do. We have to protect every individual,” she says (via The Sun).
“People must not be pushed into labels, and I think it’s going to empower a whole new generation.”
The punk icon is currently performing live across the UK in support of her Top 20 LP ‘Posh Pop’, along with her Cabaret All Stars show in London.
And she has no plans to slow down, adding: “My advice to people of all ages is to grab life by the horns and have confidence in yourself.”
In our review of the album, Retro Pop said ‘Posh Pop’ “embodies the essence of pop music” and is “a body of work that stands amongst the best of her career”.
‘Posh Pop’ is available on CD, CD+DVD and vinyl.