BRITS nominations announced

Brits 2016
Brits 2016

This year’s BRITS nominations were announced today. Adele, James Bay and Years & Years feature prominently

The shortlists have been announced today for the 2016 BRIT Awards, which take place at the 02 Arena in London on 24 February

The nominations for the 2016 BRIT Awards were announced today. Looking almost guaranteed glory at the 02 Arena ceremony on 24 February are Adele, Years & Years and James Bay, who have no fewer than four nominations each, while Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne surely won’t be grumbling at their three nominations apiece either.

Adele is up for the Best British Single, Best British Album, Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Video awards. Bay is in with a chance in the Best British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, Best British Single and Best British Album categories, while Years & Years stand to make their mark with British Breakthrough Act, Best British Single, Best British Video and Best British Group nominations.

The full list of categories and nominations is as follows:

British album of the year
Adele – 25
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams
Florence & The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm
Jamie xx – In Colour

British single
Adele – Hello
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental- Bloodstream
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
James Bay – Hold Back The River
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
Little Mix – Black Magic
Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato – Up
Philip George – Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years – King

British male solo artist
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie xx
Mark Ronson

British female solo artist
Amy Winehouse
Florence + the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British group
One Direction
Years & Years

British breakthrough act
Catfish & The Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

British producer of the year
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

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British artist video of the year
Adele – Hello
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J – Flashlight
Little Mix – Black Magic
Naughty Boy ft Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
One Direction – Drag Me Down
Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall
Years & Years – King

International male solo artist
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International female solo artist
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

As is traditional, the winner of the Critics’ Choice award has already been announced, with Jack Garratt beating out fellow singer-songwriters Izzy Bizu and Frances to the prize.

It is understood that this year’s ceremony will also include a special tribute to the late David Bowie, with BPI chief Geoff Taylor telling the BBC that “we’re still developing it, but we have some firm ideas and we’re involving the right people. We are very focused on honouring his legacy to British music.”

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