BRIT Awards 2016: The nominations revealed in full

Adele, James Bay and Jess Glynne lead the way in this year's nominations.

Adele, James Bay and Years and Years lead the way in the nominations for the 2016 BRIT Awards, picking up four nominations apiece ahead of this year's ceremony.

Adele, who returned to music in spectacular fashion last November with her third album 25, is up for British Female Solo Artist (where she'll go up against the likes of Amy Winehouse and Florence + The Machine), as well as British Single and British Video for Hello.

The superstar also received a nod for the coveted Album Of The Year prize for 25, where she will go up against Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams, Florence + The Machine's How Big, How Blue..., James Bay's Chaos And The Calm, and Jamie XX's In Colour.

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Meanwhile, James is up for British Male, Breakthrough, Single and Album awards. His debut LP, Chaos And The Calm, was one of the ten biggest albums of 2015 (check out the full list here).

Years and Years also receive nods for British Group, Breakthrough Act and Single and Video for King.

Jess Glynne and Calvin Harris each pick up three nominations, including British Single for Calvin's How Deep Is Your Love and Jess's Hold My Hand. 

Other notable nominees include Little Mix, who are up for British Single and Video for Black Magic. The last girl group to win a BRIT was Girls Aloud, picked up the British Single prize in 2009. 

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Elsewhere, International nominees include Bjork and Lana Del Rey for International Female, while the likes of Drake, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber will battle it out for International Male. 

One winner has already been announced: the Critics' Choice prize, which went to Jack Garratt last year

The 2016 BRIT Awards, hosted by Ant & Dec, take place on Wednesday, February 25 at London's O2 arena

See the full list of nominees for the 2016 BRIT Awards 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

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
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 ft. Demi Lovato - Up
Philip George - Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years - King

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Adele - 25
Coldplay - 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 ft. 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