BRIT Awards 2015: Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran & Royal Blood Lead Nominations

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith Etc. For 2015 BRIT Awards
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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 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 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

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