Adele Leads BRIT Award Nominations
Adele and James Bay will lead the way at the 2016 BRIT Awards after landing four nominations apiece. The soulful superstar’s comeback hit “Hello” will compete for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year, while her record-breaking “25” release is in the running for British Album of the Year.
Her fourth nod is for Best Female Solo Artist, in which she will face off against Florence + The Machine, Jess Glynne, Laura Marling, and the late Amy Winehouse. James Bay will fight for the Best Male Solo Artist honor against Mark Ronson, Jamie XX, Calvin Harris, and Aphex Twin, while he is also up for British Breakthrough Act, and will challenge Adele for British Single and British Album of the Year for “Hold Back the River” and “Chaos & the Calm,” respectively. Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne also look set to celebrate a big night after scoring a total of three nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, U2, and Eagles of Death Metal have all earned nods in the international categories. The Brit Awards 2016 will take place at London’s O2 Arena on February 24. The full list of nominees is: British Male Solo Artist: Aphex Twin Calvin Harris James Bay Jamie XX Mark Ronson British Female Solo Artist: Adele Amy Winehouse Florence & the Machine Jess Glynne Laura Marling British Group: Blur Coldplay Foals One Direction Years & Years British Breakthrough Act: Catfish & the Bottlemen James Bay Jess Glynne Wolf Alice Years & Years Critics’ Choice: Jack Garratt Izzy Bizu Frances 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 featuring 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 & the Calm Jamie XX, In Color British Producer of the Year: Charlie Andrew Mark Ronson Mike Crossey Tom Dalgety British Artist Video of the Year: 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 International Male Solo Artist: Drake Father John Misty Justin Bieber Kendrick Lamar The Weeknd International Female Solo Artist: Ariana Grande Bjork Courtney Barnett Lana Del Rey Meghan Trainor International Group: Alabama Shakes Eagles of Death Metal Major Lazer Tame Impala U2