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Royal Blood, Alt-J, Mark Ronson and 1D bag BRIT Awards nominations

It’s safe to assume Royal Blood’s ears are burning after last night’s BRIT Awards nominations announcement.

The unstoppable rock duo are favourites to triumph at the 2015 ceremony, having been nominated for three awards at next month’s event.

In the Best British Group category, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher face stiff competition from One Direction and Coldplay, while Alt-J join them with both best group and Best British Album of the Year nominations. Chvrches and FKA Twigs are nominated alongside Royal Blood for Best British Breakthrough Act.

Sam Smith also collected five nominations at last night’s announcement party, while Ed Sheeran and George Ezra are up for four awards each.

Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk bagged him a spot in the Best Single category. Which, if anything, gives us a legitimate excuse to play it at least twelve more times each day…?

The BRIT Awards 2015 with Mastercard take place at London’s The O2 on 25 February – get your Brit Awards tickets today and be a part of all the action on the night.

Full nominations list:

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Damon Albarn, Paolo Nutini

British Female Solo Artist
Ella Henderson, FKA twigs, Jessie Ware, Lily Allen, Paloma Faith

British Group
Coldplay, alt-J, One Direction, Clean Bandit, Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act
George Ezra, Royal Blood, Sam Smith, CHVRCHES, FKA twigs

British Single
Calvin Harris – Summer
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – I Got U
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson – Ghost
George Ezra – Budapest
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – My Love
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sigma – Nobody To Love

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Sam Smith, Royal Blood, George Ezra, alt-J, Ed Sheeran

British Video
Calvin Harris – Summer
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – I Got U
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
One Direction – You and I
Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – My Love
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sigma – Nobody To Love

International Male Solo Artist
Hozier, Beck, Jack White, John Legend, Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist
Sia, St. Vincent, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift

International Group
The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, 5 Seconds of Summer, First Aid Kit, The War On Drugs

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