BRIT Awards 2018 nominations: Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran lead the way

This year's BRIT Awards will be broadcast live from London's O2 Arena on February 21.

The nominations for the BRIT Awards 2018 have been announced, with Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Rag'n'Bone Man leading the way with the most nods.

Dua is up for five gongs at this year's ceremony, including British Female, British Breakthrough and the coveted Album of the Year with her self-titled debut - the only female act in the category.

She's also up for British Breakthrough following her success in 2017, as well as British Single and Video for her viral smash and chart-topping single New Rules.

Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran has earned himself a few nominations after a phenomenally successful year - he's up for British Male, Album of the Year and British Single and Video for Shape Of You. You may remember he had the Official biggest single and album of 2017.


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Other big breakthrough acts to score nominations are Rag'n'Bone Man, who is up for three prizes including Album of the Year, as is afrobeats star J Hus. Stormzy completes this year's best album category with his debut Gang Signs & Prayer. 

When it comes to the bands, Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and The xx are competing for British Group, while Foo Fighters and The Killers are among those up for the International Group prize. 


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For the international artists, Kendrick Lamar will be battling it out with Drake, DJ Khaled, Childish Gambino and Beck for best male, while Taylor Swift, P!nk, Lorde, Bjork and Alicia Keys are nominated for International Female. 

This year's BRIT Awards take place on February 21 and will be broadcast live from London's O2 Arena on ITV. Check out last year's winner's and nominees in full here.

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST - In association with Apple Music

Ed Sheeran Asylum, Warner Music UK
Liam Gallagher Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
Loyle Carner AMF, Universal Music UK
Rag'n'Bone Man Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK
Stormzy Merky, Distributor: ADA

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST - In association with Apple Music

Dua Lipa Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
Jessie Ware Island/PMR Records, Universal Music
Kate Tempest Fiction Records, Universal Music
Laura Marling More Alarming., Kobalt
Paloma Faith RCA, Sony Music UK

BRITISH GROUP

Gorillaz Parlophone, Warner Music UK
London Grammar Ministry of Sound, Sony Music UK
Royal Blood Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
Wolf Alice Dirty Hit, Dirty Hit
The xx Young Turks, XL Beggars

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Dave
Dua Lipa Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
J Hus Black Butter, Sony Music UK
Loyle Carner AMF, Universal Music UK
Sampha Young Turks, XL Beggars

CRITICS’ CHOICE

Jorja Smith - WINNER!
Mabel Polydor, Universal Music
Stefflon Don Polydor, Universal Music

BRITs GLOBAL SUCCESS AWARD - Identified by the global sales success in the calendar year of a British Artist.

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Steve Mac - WINNER!

BRITISH SINGLE

Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean Feels Columbia, Sony Music UK
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson Symphony Atlantic, Warner Music UK
Dua Lipa New Rules Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
Ed Sheeran Shape Of You Asylum, Warner Music UK
J Hus Did You See Black Butter, Sony Music UK
Jax Jones Ft Raye You Don't Know Me Polydor, Universal Music
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe Mama Positiva, Universal Music
Liam Payne Ft Quavo Strip That Down Capitol, Universal Music
Little Mix Touch Syco Music, Sony Music UK
Rag'n'Bone Man Human Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
Ed Sheeran ÷ Asylum, Warner Music UK
J Hus Common Sense Black Butter, Sony Music UK
Rag'n'Bone Man Human Best Laid Plans/Columbia, Sony Music UK
Stormzy Gang Signs & Prayer Merky, Distributor: ADA

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR - Top ten identified by YouTube/Vevo views. Winner identified during live social vote during TV broadcast on 21st February 2018.

Anne-Marie Ciao Adios Asylum/Major Tom's, Warner Music UK
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams/Katy Perry/Big Sean Feels Columbia, Sony Music UK
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson Symphony Atlantic, Warner Music UK
Dua Lipa New Rules Warner Bros, Warner Music UK
Ed Sheeran Shape Of You Asylum, Warner Music UK
Harry Styles Sign Of The Times Columbia, Sony Music UK
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe Mama Positiva, Universal Music
Liam Payne Ft Quavo Strip That Down Capitol, Universal Music
Little Mix Touch Syco Music, Sony Music UK
ZAYN and Taylor Swift I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack) RCA/Republic Records, Sony Music/Universal Music

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Beck EMI, Universal Music
Childish Gambino Glassnote, Universal Music
DJ Khaled Black Butter/We The Best, Sony Music UK
Drake Cash Money/Republic Records, Universal Music
Kendrick Lamar Interscope, Universal Music

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Alicia Keys RCA, Sony Music UK
Björk One Little Indian/Universal Music
Lorde Virgin, Universal Music
P!nk RCA, Sony Music UK
Taylor Swift EMI, Universal Music

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Arcade Fire Columbia , Sony Music UK
Foo Fighters Columbia, Sony Music UK
Haim Polydor, Universal Music
The Killers EMI, Universal Music
LCD Soundsystem Columbia/DFA, Sony Music UK