The BRIT Awards 2018 nominations were announced over the weekend, with the biggest names in music set to descend on London’s O2 on Wednesday 21 February 2018.
The nominations saw performances by the likes of Paloma Faith, Liam Payne, Clean Bandit and J Hus, all of whom are nominated for the coveted awards, as well as the Critics’ Choice winner Jorja Smith who was joined on stage by Stomzy to perform her new track Let Me Down.
Smith was presented the award by last year’s winner Rag’n’Bone Man.
Dua Lipa celebrates the highest number of nominations, including British Female, British Breakthrough, British Single, British Artist Video of the Year and the prestigious Mastercard British Album of the Year for her self-titled top 10 debut.
Ed Sheeran is set to go into the ceremony next month wit four nominations, comprising British Male Solo Artist, British Single, Mastercard British Album of the Year and British Artist Video of the Year.
J Hus and Rag’n’Bone Man celebrate three nominations each, which also sees the likes of Little Mix, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Loyle Carner, Jonas Blue and more battle for the iconic statues.
“This year’s nominations, as well as the incredible performances on our launch show tonight, are representative of an exciting, genre spanning and vibrant year in British music with a strong mix of established acts alongside new and emerging artists who are set to become the big names of the future,” says BRITs Chairman Jason Iley.
With some high profile names looking to bag awards, and with the ceremony around the corner, we’ve pulled together a list of all the nominees you can catch live in 2018 (tours announced to date).
For a full list of nominees, head here.
Nominated for British Artist Video of the Year for Ciao Adios, Anne-Marie is playing headline UK shows in March 2018, including a show at London’s Roundhouse. [Tickets]
The Canadian indie-rockers, nominated for International Group, are celebrating the release of new album Everything Now with arena shows across the UK this April. [Tickets]
Looking to go home with the International Male Solo Artist award, Beck will be appearing at All Points East Festival on Sunday 27 May 2018 ahead of headliner and fellow BRIT nominee, Bjork. [Tickets]
On the back of releasing the brilliant Utopia late last year, Icelandic sensation Bjork will be headlining All Points East Festival on Sunday 27 May 2018, as well as being nominated for International Female Solo Artist. [Tickets]
Global export Ed Sheeran celebrates four nominations at the BRIT Awards 2018, shortly before he kicks off his huge UK headline tour. Tickets are pretty much sold out, but keep your eyes peeled should anything change. [Tickets]
The International Group nominees arrive in the UK for two dates at the huge London Stadium in June. Tickets are currently sold out, but things might change. [Tickets]
Sign Of The Times is nominated for British Artist Video Of The Year, as the former One Directioner prepares to tour UK arenas in April. [Tickets]
London rapper released his debut album Common Sense in May 2017, and now finds himself nominated for three BRIT Awards. He’ll be appearing at TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow later this year too. [Tickets]
Returning last year with new album Glasshouse, Jessie Ware has secured a Best Female Solo Artist nomination. She’ll be touring the UK in March 2018. [Tickets]
British DJ and producer Jonas Blue is nominated for his Mama video, teaming up with William Single. He’ll also be appearing at South West Four festival in August. [Tickets]
BRIT Critic’s Choice Award winner Jorja Smith teamed up with Stormzy for Let Me Down, which they performed at the nomination announcement show. She’ll be playing headline UK shows in February 2018. [Tickets]
Having released Witness last year, Katy Perry celebrates a nomination for her collaboration with Brit Calvin Harris, Feels. She’ll be playing arena shows across the UK in June 2018. [Tickets]
Rapper Kendrick Lamar secures a nomination for International Male Solo Artist, with his latest album Damn. celebrating serious critical acclaim. He’ll be touring the UK very soon, joined by Britain’s own James Blake. [Tickets]
The recently reunited New Yorkers will be touring the UK with headline shows in Glasgow and Manchester, and topping the bill at All Points East Festival on Friday 25 May 2018. [Tickets]
Celebrating his first solo nomination for British Male Solo Artist, Liam Gallagher will be playing huge headline shows in Manchester and London later this year, as well as appearing at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival. [Tickets]
The touring machines have announced a string of summer dates, at which they could be carrying the British Single crown for Touch. [Tickets]
Critics Choice nominee Mabel will be playing headline shows in April 2018, including at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. [Tickets]
Distinctive vocalist Paloma Faith has bagged a nomination for British Female Solo Arist, shortly before she kicks off a mammoth UK arena tour in March. [Tickets]
Last year’s Critic’s Choice winner is now nominated for British Male Solo Artist, British Single for Human, and British Album of the Year for Human. He’ll also be playing headline shows in Manchester, and at London’s Alexandra Palace. [Tickets]
The rising British star received a nomination in the Critic’s Choice category, losing out to Jorja Smith. The buzz builds though as she prepares for a performance at London’s South West Four festival later this year as well as headline shows throughout March. [Tickets]
With her International Female Solo Artist nomination, as well as teaming up with ZAYN on the Video of the Year nominated I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, Taylor Swift will be playing huge UK shows in Manchester and London (as well as in Dublin) in June. [Tickets]
International Group nominees The Killers have two huge UK stadium shows on the horizon, as well as headlining TRNSMT in Glasgow. [Tickets]
On the back of last year’s I See You, The xx have bagged a nomination for British Group, as well as a headline slot at London’s newest festival All Points East on Saturday 26 May 2018. [Tickets]
With the seminal Visions of a Life under their belt, Wolf Alice secure a British Group nomination. They’ll also be appearing at TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow this summer. [Tickets]
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 21 February 2018 when the BRIT Awards 2018 reach London’s O2.