January 14, 2016


BRIT Awards 2016 Nominations: Adele, One Direction & More

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The BRIT Awards have announced the nominees for its 2016 ceremony, with artists like AdeleJames BayOne DirectionColdplay and Calvin Harris leading the pack.

Adele, who will perform live at the BRITs, is nominated in four categories, including British Female Solo Artist, Album of the Year for 25 and British Single with “Hello.” She’ll go up against Amy Winehouse, who passed away in 2011, in the former category, along with Florence + The Machine, Jess Glynne and Laura Marling.

Bay is a major contender as well, placing in British Male Solo Artist, British Single, Album of the Year and British Breakthrough Act. Other male artists with multiple nominations include Mark Ronson, Jamie xx and Calvin Harris.

And the British Group category will see newcomers Years & Years squaring off against rock mainstays BlurColdplay and Foals; oh, and One Direction might have something to say about that category, too.

The BRIT Awards touch down in London’s O2 Arena on Feb. 24. Check out the full list of nominees below:

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 Producer of the Year

Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

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 feat. Demi Lovato, “Up”
Philip George, “Wish You Were Mine”
Years & Years, “King”

MasterCard 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

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 

British Artist Video (fan-voted)

Adele, “Hello”
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
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”

British Breakthrough Act (fan-voted)

Catfish And The Battlement
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years