James Bay and Adele lead BRIT Awards 2016 Nominations

14 January 2016, 18:00 | Updated: 14 January 2016, 18:15

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Jamie XX, Blur, Florence + The Machine, Wolf Alice and Foals are among those to receive nods.

James Bay and Adele have led the nominations for this year's BRIT Awards 2016 with MasterCard. The full list of nominations were announced today (14 January) at the BRITs Are Coming show, where Jack Garratt received his Critics' Choice prize.

Bay is up for four gongs, including best British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and MasterCard British Album Of The Year for Chaos and the Calm.

The Hitchin singer-songwriter - who won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award last year - is also up for best British Single With Capital for Hold Back The River. 

The singer is matched only by Years and Years and Adele, who has four nominations for British Female Solo Artist, British Single With Capital, MasterCard British Album Of The Year and British Artist Video Of The Year. 

However, it is yet to be seen if Adele will take the BRITs Global Success Award, which is identified by the global sales success of British Artists on their latest project, taking sales from 1 January 2015- 31 December 2015.

Jamie XX and Florence + The Machine have both been nominated for the MasterCard British Album, while also receiving a nod for British Male and British Female Solo Artist, respectively. 

Up for the Best British Group gong are Blur, Coldplay (who are also up for British Album) and Foals, who will battle it out along with One Direction and Years & Years.

Catfish and the Bottlemen and Wolf Alice have also been recognised in the category for British Breakthrough Act, while Eagles Of Death Metal and U2, have received nods for Best International Group.  

The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 24 February, where the late David Bowie is set to be honoured for his contribution to music.

See the full nominations list below: 

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 and the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years


CRITICS’ CHOICE

Winner - Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu
Frances


BRITs GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD

Identified by the global sales success of British Acts of their latest project/album. Sales achieved in the period 1st January 2015 to 31st December2015 will be counted.


BRITISH SINGLE WITH CAPITAL

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 Feat. Demi Lovato – Up
Philip George – Wish You Were Here
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 and the Calm
Jamie XX - In Colour


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
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J - Flashlight
Little Mix - Black Magic
Naughty Boy Feat. 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
Björk
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor


INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala
U2