James Bay and Adele lead BRIT Awards 2016 Nominations
14 January 2016, 18:00 | Updated: 14 January 2016, 18:15
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
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Florence + the Machine
Years & Years
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Years & Years
Winner - Jack Garratt
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
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
Father John Misty
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Lana Del Rey
Eagles of Death Metal