An "emotional" Raye has described how her record number of nominations at the BRIT Awards feels like a "miracle".

Talking with the press on the red carpet, she said that this year has been a strong one for female artists, adding: "Girl power all the way." 

Discussing her year-long journey which saw her leave her record label, she said: "It feels like, I can only describe it as a miracle… it's emotional." 

She said that a year ago she felt "heartbroken" before receiving acclaim from the music industry for her My 21st Century Blues album.

Raye also told the BBC that being an artist is what she has wanted for years now, saying that she likes to “be in control of my craft and love what I put my name to."

Rob Beckett turns up to the BRIT Awards dressed as a giraffe

This comes after comedian Rob Beckett raised a few eyebrows after turning up to the BRIT Awards dressed as a giraffe.

Stars from across the industry dazzled viewers with their outfits but it was the 38-year-old TV presenter who had all eyes on him when he turned up wearing a bright yellow giraffe costume on the red carpet.

The comedian's face popped out of the neck of the blow-up costume, surprising fans and casual followers of the awards alike.

This year's awards have seen RAYE nominated for a record seven categories including for the Best Song and Best Album.

The BRIT Awards 2024 takes place from 8:30pm tonight (Saturday, March 2) and will air on ITV1 and ITVX.