Nominations Announced: Brit Awards 2016

By Ashleigh Clarke – Reporter

Its’ that time of year again when us Brits are celebrated for what we do best – our music! The 2016 Brit Awards Nominations have been released and will take place at London’s O2 Arena on February 24th, broadcasting live on ITV, so we don’t miss a single thing! (Like Madonna’s wardrobe malfunction/slight tumble)

A whole diverse range of acts and music have been announced, from Aphex Twin to Jamie xx! To celebrate the night, there will be live performances from the likes of James Bay, Little Mix, The Weeknd and Jess Glynne.

To see the full list of nominations, see below:

British Male Solo Artist:

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

James Bay

Jamie xx

Calvin Harris

British Female Solo Artist:


Amy Winehouse

Florence and the Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

British Group:




One Direction

Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:

Catfish and the Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

British Single:

Adele – Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran and 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 and Demi Lovato – Up

Phillip George – Wish You Were Mine

Years & Years – King

Mastercard British Album of the Year:

Adele – 25

Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

Florence and 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 Video of the Year:

Adele – Hello

Calvin Harris and 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. Beyoncé – Runnin’

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


Lana Del Ray

Meghan Trainor

International Group:

Alabama Shakes

Eagles of Death Metal

Major Lazar

Tame Impala


So make sure to grab a brew and get comfy as you don’t want to miss out! Who do you think is a deserved winner? Let us know @UCLanPluto with the hashtag #BritAwards16

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