James Bay has just been announced as the winner of the 2015 BRITs Critics' Choice Award. On hearing the news, the humble hottie said: 'After all the years I've spent watching the BRITs... I never ‎thought I'd actually be getting an award myself.' We're big fans: ASOS writer Nellie Eden took him on a date (sorta – you can read all about that here) after the dreamy singer-songwriter caught our eye while performing at the Burberry SS15 catwalk show back in September. But aside from our unashamed crush, today's announcement is huge for two reasons: first off, his debut album hasn't even dropped. Second, last year's honouree was none other than Sam Smith, who has gone on to be the toast of the industry – Kim Kardashian even introduced him as 'her friend' at the MTV VMAs (jealz). Is James next? #HellYeah

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