BRIT Awards 2015: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran & Royal Blood Lead Nominations
Straight after the reveal of the 2015 Brit Awards performance lineup, the nominations are now here! Unsurprisingly, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran lead the pack with the most nods (five and four each, respectively) — but newcomers Royal Blood also come very close with three of their own.
Smith is up for categories like British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard Album of the Year for the his inescapable debut — In The Lonely Hour. Sheeran snags nominations for Best Single and Video of the Year for “Thinking Out Loud,” while Royal Blood received one for British Breakthrough.
As for the ladies? Ella Henderson is nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Single for “Ghost.” Our U.S. faves (Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Sia, St. Vincent…and Taylor Swift) are up for International Female Solo Artist.
Smith, Swift and Sheeran (along with Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Royal Blood) will take the stage as the show’s performers. Look out for this year’s Brit Awards when it airs on February 25 at London’s famed O2 arena. View the full list of nominations below.
BRIT Awards 2015
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTISTDamon AlbarnEd SheeranGeorge EzraPaolo NutiniSam Smith
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTISTElla HendersonFKA TwigsJessie WareLily AllenPaloma Faith
BRITISH GROUPAlt-JClean BanditColdplayOne DirectionRoyal Blood
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACTChvrchesFKA TwigsGeorge EzraRoyal BloodSam Smith
CRITICS’ CHOICEJames Bay – WINNER!George The PoetYears & Years
BRITISH SINGLECalvin Harris – SummerClean Bandit FT Jess Glynne – Rather BeDuke Dumont F Jax Jones – I Got UEd Sheeran – Thinking Out LoudElla Henderson – GhostGeorge Ezra – BudapestMark Ronson FT Bruno Mars – Uptown FunkRoute 94 FT Jess Glynne – My LoveSam Smith – Stay With MeSigma – Nobody To Love
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEARAlt-J – This Is All YoursEd Sheeran – XGeorge Ezra – Wanted On VoyageRoyal Blood – Royal BloodSam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEARAlison Goldfrapp & Will GregoryFloodJake GoslingPaul Epworth
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEARCalvin Harris – SummerCharli XCX – Boom ClapDuke Dumont FT Jax Jones – I Got UEd Sheeran – Thinking Out LoudMark Ronson FT Bruno Mars – Uptown FunkOne Direction – You & IRita Ora – I Will Never Let You DownRoute 94 FT Jess Glynne – My LoveSam Smith – Stay With MeSigma – Nobody To Love
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTISTBeckHozierJack WhiteJohn LegendPharrell Williams
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTISTBeyonceLana Del ReySiaSt VincentTaylor Swift
INTERNATIONAL GROUP5 Seconds of SummerBlack KeysFirst Aid KitFoo FightersThe War On Drugs
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