BRIT Awards 2015: The nominations revealed in full

Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood lead the nominations for the BRIT Awards 2015.

Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran lead the nominations for the BRIT Awards 2015.

Sam is up for five gongs at this year’s ceremony, nominated in categories including British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and Mastercard Album of the Year for his chart-topping debut In The Lonely Hour.

The soul singer, who will also be performing live at the event next month, is also up for the British Single and British Video of the Year for his Number 1 track Stay With Me.

Ed Sheeran, who will also perform at the bash, is up for four awards: British Male Solo Artist, British Single and Video of the Year for Thinking Out Loud, and Album of the Year for X.

Other notable nominees include rock duo Royal Blood, who are up for three prizes including British Group and British Breakthrough, while Ella Henderson is nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Single for Ghost.

It was recently announced that 24-year-old singer-songwriter James Bay has won the Critics’ Choice Prize, which tips an up-and-coming act for success in the year ahead.

The BRIT Awards 2015 takes place on Wednesday, February 25 at London’s O2 Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV1.

The full list of nominees for The BRIT Awards 2014 is as follows:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

BRITISH GROUP
Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Chvrches
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

CRITICS’ CHOICE
James Bay – WINNER!
George The Poet
Years & Years

BRITISH SINGLE
Calvin Harris – Summer
Clean Bandit FT Jess Glynne – Rather Be
Duke Dumont F 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
Alt-J – This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran – X
George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
Flood
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
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 & 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
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Beyonce
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St Vincent
Taylor Swift

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters
The War On Drugs