BRIT Award Nominees Announced

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Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Laura Marling are among the nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards.

The shortlisted acts for this year’s event, which will take place on 19 February at London’s O2 Arena, have been announced.

Arctic Monkeys go up against the likes of Bastille and Disclosure in the Best British Group category. David Bowie is already odds on favourite to triumph against the likes of Jake Bugg and James Blake in the Best Male Solo Artist award, while gifted lyricist Laura Marling will take on Laura Mvula, Jessie J and more in the Best Female category – in what could be a battle of the two Laura’s.

A broad spectrum of Radio 1 airplay makes up the nominations for British Single, while the Best Album shortlist pits Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ against Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ and Disclosure’s ‘Settle’, among others.

What do you make of this year’s nominations?

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Birdy
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

BRITISH GROUP
Arctic Monkeys
Bastille
Disclosure
One Direction
Rudimental

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Bastille
Disclosure
Laura Mvula
London Grammar
Tom Odell

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Sam Smith (Winner)
Chlöe Howl
Ella Eyre

BRITISH SINGLE
Bastille – Pompeii
Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love Me Again
Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith – La La La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental ft Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Ethan Johns
Flood (Mark Ellis) & Alan Moulder
Paul Epworth

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Bruno Mars
Drake
Eminem
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lorde
Pink

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Haim
Kings of Leon
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

What do you make of this year’s nominations? Let us know in the comments.

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