The Brit Award Nominations Are Out

The Brits–the UK’s version of the Junos and Grammys–are coming up at the O2 Arena in London February 22 and the nominations are out with Sam Smith having the most.  Here’s the full list.

British Male Solo Artist
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

British female solo artist
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

British group
Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act
Chvrches
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

Critics’ Choice
James Bay
George The Poet
Years & Years

British single
Calvin Harris ‘ Summer
Clean Bandit FT Jess Glynne ‘ Rather Be
Duke Dumont F Jax Jones ‘ I Got U
Ed Sheeran ‘ Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson ‘ Ghost
George Ezra ‘ Budapest
Mark Ronson FT Bruno Mars ‘ Uptown Funk
Route 94 FT Jess Glynne ‘ My Love
Sam Smith ‘ Stay With Me
Sigma ‘ Nobody To Love

Mastercard British album of the year
Alt-J ‘ This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran ‘ X
George Ezra ‘ Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood ‘ Royal Blood
Sam Smith ‘ In The Lonely Hour

British producer of the year
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
Flood
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

British artist video of the year
Calvin Harris ‘ Summer
Charli XCX ‘ Boom Clap
Duke Dumont FT Jax Jones ‘ I Got U
Ed Sheeran ‘ Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson FT Bruno Mars ‘ Uptown Funk
One Direction ‘ You & I
Rita Ora ‘ I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 FT Jess Glynne ‘ My Love
Sam Smith ‘ Stay With Me
Sigma ‘ Nobody To Love

International male solo artist
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

International female solo artist
Beyonce
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St Vincent
Taylor Swift

International group
5 Seconds of Summer
Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters
The War On Drugs

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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