By Damien Mc Evoy

It’s that time of the year again when the best of pop and rock unite at London’s O2 Arena  for the annual Brit Awards to see who has won what, in the world of music.  This year see’s the return of Ant & Dec as hosts.

Adele, James Bay and Years & Years lead the way with four nominations each. Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne are both up for three awards, while Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and One Direction are nominated for two.

U2 also have been nominated in the International Group category alongside Eagles of Death Metal, Alabama Shakes, Major Lazer and Tame Impala.  The late great David Bowie will also be honoured at the event, who himself won an award for outstanding contribution to music at the 1996 Brit Award.

The event takes place on February 24th 2016.


Check out the full list of nominees below:

British Male Solo Artist:
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX​
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:
Amy Winehouse
Florence & the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group:
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:
Catfish & the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics’ Choice:
Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu

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 featuring Demi Lovato, Up
Philip George, Wish You Were Mine
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 & 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
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:
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar​
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group:
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala