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BRIT Awards 2020: The nominations have been announced

Dave and Lewis Capaldi lead the charge with four nominations each.

The annual BRIT Awards ceremony will take place at London’s O2 on Tuesday 18 February 2020, celebrating the best of British and the international acts who have had the biggest impact across the nation.

This year’s list sees comparable newcomers Dave and Lewis Capaldi bag the highest number of nominations, with four each across the same categories.

Dave, who released his Mercury Prize winning Psychodrama in 2019, celebrates nods in the Album Of The Year category, alongside Male Solo Artist Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, and Song Of The Year for Location featuring fellow nominee Burna Boy.

Capaldi, who also successfully broke the United States with his Song Of The Year nominated Someone You Loved, goes up against Dave and more following the release of his debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.

Mabel and Stormzy both receive three nominees each, with Harry Styles and Michael Kiwanuka bagging two.

The BRITs once again mark a strong year for British music, with Bring Me The Horizon, Aitch, AJ Tracey, D-Block Europe and Freya Ridings all receiving their debut nominations.

Dave, Lewis Capaldi and Mabel’s nominations in the respective Male and Feamle Solo Artist Of The Year and New Artist Of The Year categories indicate the shift that streaming has had on the British music industry, rapidly propelling emerging talent towards the very top of the pile.

London-based soul musician Celeste looks set to follow suit, having already been declared the winner of the brand new BRITs Rising Star award, a replacement for the Critic’s Choice accolade handed to Sam Fender at last year’s event.

Celeste, who released her latest single Stop This Flame at the start of the year, is joined by Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes in the shortlist decided by a panel of critics, influences, writers and composers.

The international categories see nominations for a eclectic blend of emerging and established talent, including Post Malone, Tyler the Creator, Ariana Grande and global newcomer Billie Eilish.

Eilish released her breakthrough debut WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? in 2019, attracting one of the biggest crowds Reading and Leeds Festival have witnessed for a single act late in the summer.

BRIT Award 2020 nominations

Here are the nominations in full:

Female Solo Artist Of The Year

  • Charli XCX
  • FKA Twigs
  • Freya Ridings
  • Mabel
  • Mahalia

Male Solo Artist Of The Year

  • Dave
  • Harry Styles
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy

Group Of The Year

  • Bastille
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Coldplay
  • D-Block Europe
  • Foals

BRITs Rising Star

  • Beabadoobee
  • Celeste
  • Joy Crookes

New Artist Of The Year

  • Aitch
  • Dave
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Mabel
  • Sam Fender

Song Of The Year

  • AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
  • Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant
  • Dave ft Burna Boy – Location
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
  • Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
  • Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
  • Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
  • Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
  • Stormzy – Vossi Bop
  • Tom Walker – Just You And I

Album Of The Year

  • Dave – Psychodrama
  • Harry Styles – Fine Line
  • Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
  • Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

International Female Solo Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Billie Eilish
  • Camila Cabello
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lizzo

International Male Solo Artist

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Burna Boy
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Post Malone
  • Tyler The Creator

Winners will be revealed when the BRIT Awards take to London’s The O2 on Tuesday 18 February 2020. The ceremony will be exclusively broadcast on ITV.

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