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BRITs nominations announced

By | Published on Friday 10 January 2014

BRIT Awards

The nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards were announced yesterday, which is never not fun, is it? Leading the way this year are Disclosure and Bastille, who both have four nominations.

Upon hearing the news, Bastille’s Dan Smith shrieked: “We’re completely blown away by the four nominations! When we started the band we never thought we’d be recognised in such a way so the whole thing is an awesome surprise”.

Aw, nice. Also nice is that John Grant has been nominated for Best International Solo Artist, alongside Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, and Justin Timberlake. It would be fun if he won, wouldn’t it? He won’t, but it would.

We’ll find out exactly who has won that, and everything else on 19 Feb. Except, of course, we already know that Sam Smith is getting the Critics’ Choice Award, and the British Producer prize will already have been presented at the MPG Awards.

British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie, Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman, Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist: Birdy, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula

British Breakthrough Act: Bastille, Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar, Tom Odell

British Group: Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Disclosure, One Direction, Rudimental

British Single: Bastille – Pompeii, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love, Disclosure feat AlunaGeorge – White Noise, Ellie Goulding – Burn, John Newman – Love Me Again, Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith – La La La, Olly Murs – Dear Darling, One Direction – One Way Or Another, Passenger – Let Her Go, Rudimental feat Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night

British Album Of The Year: Arctic Monkeys – AM, Bastille – Bad Blood, David Bowie – The Next Day, Disclosure – Settle, Rudimental – Home

International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, John Grant, Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist: Janelle MonĂ¡e, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Pink

International Group: Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Haim, Kings Of Leon, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

British Producer: Ethan Johns, Flood and Alan Moulder, Paul Epworth