David Bowie Receives Two BRIT Award Nominations, Beyonce, Cohen, Cave, Radiohead, Sia, A Tribe Called Quest Get Nods

by VVN Music

The nominations for the BRIT Awards were announced on Saturday.

The U.K. equivalent to the Grammys the BRIT Awards honors both British based artists and international stars. This year's awards show is set for February 22 and will be hosted by Michael Buble.

Skepta leads the nominations with three (British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, British Album of the Year) while the late David Bowie has two (British Male Solo Artist, British Album of the Year).

Other veteran artists receiving nods include Radiohead, the late Leonard Cohen, Beyonce, Sia, A Tribe Called Quest and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

The nominees with veteran artists in bold:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

  • Craig David
  • David Bowie
  • Kano
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skepta
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
  • Anohni
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Emeli SandĂ©
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Nao
BRITISH GROUP
  • The 1975
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • Radiohead
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
  • Anne-Marie
  • Blossoms
  • Rag’n’Bone Man
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy
BRITISH SINGLE
  • Faded - Alan Walker
  • Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott
  • This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
  • Rockabye - Clean Bandit feat. Anne-Marie and Sean Paul
  • Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
  • Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur 
  • Fast Car - Jonas Blue & Dakota 
  • Shout Out To My Ex - Little Mix
  • Girls Like - Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson 
  • Pillowtalk - Zayn 
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It - The 1975
  • Blackstar - David Bowie
  • Made In the Manor - Kano
  • Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka 
  • Konnichiwa - Skepta 
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
  • This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
  • Rockabye - Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
  • Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
  • Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur 
  • Fast Car - Jonas Blue & Dakota 
  • Hair - Little Mix feat. Sean Paul 
  • History - One Direction 
  • Girls Like - Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson 
  • Pillowtalk - Zayn 
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Weeknd
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
  • BeyoncĂ©
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Solange
INTERNATIONAL GROUP
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Drake & Future
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Twenty One Pilots

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