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Jamie XX, Adele & Wolf Alice feature in 2016’s BRIT Award nominees

Jamie XX, Adele & Wolf Alice feature in 2016’s BRIT Award nominees

The nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards have been announced, with the ceremony set to recognize both British and international music through thirteen categories of awards, the winners of which will be announced on the 24th of February at the O2 Arena in London.

Amongst the categories are best male and female solo artists, best breakthrough, best single and also the critic’s choice award, which is the only of the awards to have already been announced. International music is also recognized through three categories that award the best international group, male and female artists.

The full list of nominees can be found below, the entirety of which is looking to be more varied than ever with the likes of Aphex Twin, James Bay, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Jess Glynne, Blue, One Direction, Jamie XX, Wolf Alice, Philip George and Ellie Goulding all in the running.


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 Breakthrough Act 
Catfish & The Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics Choice
Jack Garratt (WINNER)
Izzy Bizu

British Global Success

British Single
Hello by Adele
How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris & Disciples
Bloodstream by Ed Sheeran & Rudimental
Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Hold Back The River by James Bay
Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne
Up by Olly Murs Feat. Demi Lovato
Wish You Were Mine by Philip George
King by Years & Years

British Producer 
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Album
25 by Adele
A Head Full Of Dreams by Coldplay
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence & The Machine
Chaos & The Calm by James Bay
In Colour by Jamie XX

British Video
Hello by Adele
How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris & Disciples
Photograph by Ed Sheeran
Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Flashlight by Jessie J
Black Magic by Little Mix
Runnin’ (Lose It All) by Naughty Boy Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin
Drag Me Down by One Direction
Writing’s On The Wall by Sam Smith
King by Years & Years

International Male
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles Of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of The Windish Agency

Jamie XX, Adele & Wolf Alice feature in 2016’s BRIT Award nominees

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