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Soulful Sam Smith and swoon-worthy singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran lead the pack of the recently announced 2015 BRIT Awards nominations. The two Englishmen are up against each other in a four categories, including Best Male Solo Artist, British Single, Album of the Year and Video of the Year. Let the games begin!

American audiences won't be disappointed with the rest of the noms: Rock acts the War on Drugs, the Foo Fighters and the Black Keys are up for the International Group award, while the ladies dominate the International Female Solo Artist category with BeyoncéLana Del ReySt. Vincent and of course, Taylor Swift battling it out.

The BRIT Awards take place Wednesday, February 25 at London’s O2 Arena. Catch it on Fuse after the Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Season 3 premiere at 11/10c!

Check out the full list of nominees below, and head over to the BRIT Awards site for more info.

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 – WINNER!
George The Poet
Years & Years

BRITISH SINGLE
Calvin Harris, "Summer"
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne, "Rather Be"
Duke Dumont ft. 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