Thursday, January 14, 2016

Blur, Aphex Twin, Bjork & U2 Nominated at Brit Awards

by Newsdesk

Adele and James Bay lead the way at the 2016 BRIT Awards after landing four nominations apiece.

The soulful superstar's comeback hit Hello will compete for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year, while her record-breaking 25 release is in the running for British Album of the Year.

Her fourth nod is for Best Female Solo Artist, in which she will face off against Florence + The Machine, Jess Glynne, Laura Marling, and the late Amy Winehouse.

James Bay will fight for the Best Male Solo Artist honour against Mark Ronson, Jamie XX, Calvin Harris, and Aphex Twin, while he is also up for British Breakthrough Act, and will challenge Adele for British Single and British Album of the Year for Hold Back the River and Chaos & the Calm, respectively.

Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne also look set to celebrate a big night after scoring a total of three nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, U2, and Eagles of Death Metal have all earned nods in the international categories.

Among veteran artists, Aphex Twin is up for British Male Solo Artist, Blur for British Group, Bjork for International Female Solo Artist and U2 for International Group.

The Brit Awards 2016 will take place at London's O2 Arena on February 24.

The full list of nominees is:

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 & the Bottlemen
  • James Bay
  • Jess Glynne
  • Wolf Alice
  • Years & Years
Critics' Choice
  • Jack Garratt
  • Izzy Bizu
  • Frances
British Single
  • Hello - Adele
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples
  • Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran & Rudimental
  • Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
  • Hold Back the River - James Bay
  • Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
  • Black Magic - Little Mix
  • Up - Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato
  • Wish You Were Mine - Philip George
  • King - Years & Years
MasterCard British Album of the Year
  • 25 - Adele
  • A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
  • How Big How Blue How Beautiful - Florence & the Machine
  • Chaos & the Calm - James Bay
  • In Colour - Jamie XX
British Producer of the Year
  • Charlie Andrew
  • Mark Ronson
  • Mike Crossey
  • Tom Dalgety
British Artist Video of the Year
  • Hello - Adele
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples
  • Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
  • Flashlight - Jessie J
  • Black Magic - Little Mix
  • Runnin (Lose It All) - Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin
  • Drag Me Down - One Direction
  • Writing's on the Wall - Sam Smith
  • King - Years & Years
International Male Solo Artist
  • Drake
  • Father John Misty
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kendrick Lamar​
  • The Weeknd
International Female Solo Artist
  • Ariana Grande
  • Bjork
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Meghan Trainor
International Group
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • Major Lazer
  • Tame Impala
  • U2