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BRIT Awards Predictions: Who Will (And Should) Win The Major Awards?

The BRITs return Feb. 24, with some of the biggest names from across the pond vying for victory. Check out Fuse’s predictions for the major awards, and watch the awards exclusively in the U.S. on Fuse on Wednesday night beginning at 8:30/7:30c!

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BRITISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR

COLOGNE, GERMANY - DECEMBER 06: Adele attends the television show 2015! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen - RTL Jahresrueckblick on
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THE NOMINEES:

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'

WILL WIN: Adele, “Hello.” Bet against Adele and her unstoppable re-introduction at your own risk; “Hello” is likely to dominate here, and then at the GRAMMY Awards in 12 months.

SHOULD WIN: Little Mix, “Black Magic.” The most likable single in a collective career full of them, and the best British girl group single since Girls Aloud was still together.

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BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Adele performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15,
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THE NOMINEES:

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

WILL WIN: Adele, 25. Don’t be shocked if Florence and her critically acclaimed Machine pulls off the upset here, but again, Adele is always in the driver’s seat.

SHOULD WIN: Jamie xx, In Colour. Last year’s boldest electronic offering is a surprise contender in this category, and a shocking upset would be well-earned.

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BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: DJ Mark Ronson performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on Febr
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THE NOMINEES:

Aphex Twin 
Calvin Harris 
James Bay 
Jamie xx
Mark Ronson

WILL WIN: Mark Ronson. The BRITs’ golden boy notched the biggest hit of his career with “Uptown Funk!,” and his Uptown Special LP hit enough right notes to be more than a one-smash-and-all-the-other-stuff project.

SHOULD WIN: Aphex Twin. Come on, Syro is still top-notch, and think of how startled everyone would be if Richard D. James actually won this thing! 

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BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

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THE NOMINEES:

Adele 
Amy Winehouse 
Florence + the Machine
Jess Glynne 
Laura Marling

WILL WIN: Adele. Even with the deceased Amy Winehouse in this race, Adele is simply too powerful at this point to deny.

SHOULD WIN: Adele. When all is said and done, Adele will likely be remembered more for 21 than for 25… but this was the year in which she fully came into her own as a funny, honest, wholly relatable pop diva. That deserves celebrating.

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BRITISH GROUP OF THE YEAR

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: (L-R) Recording artists Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin, Will Champion and Guy Berryman of music
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THE NOMINEES: 

Blur 
Coldplay 
Foals 
One Direction
Years & Years

WILL WIN: Coldplay. With A Head Full of Dreams potentially being their final album and a massive Super Bowl show in the books, this seems like a good time for the BRITs to salute Chris Martin and co.

SHOULD WIN: Years & Years. While fellow nominees Blur, Coldplay, Foals and One Direction all served up something enjoyably familiar, Years & Years were daring in sound and magnetic in personality.

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