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Sam Smith, Royal Blood and Ed Sheeran among BRIT Awards nominees

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This year’s BRIT Awards nominees have been announced and this year, it’s all about the boys. Leading the nominations is 22-year-old Sam Smith who has been nominated for five awards including British Breakthrough Act, Best British Male and Mastercard British Album.

Closely following with four awards each are chart-topping singer songwriter George Ezra and global pop sensation Ed Sheeran. Both have received massive success in the past year with number one albums and a lot of touring.

Brighton rock duo Royal Blood are also up for multiple awards, being nominated for British Group, British Breakthrough Act and Mastercard British Album. Last year, the band rose to fame supporting Arctic Monkeys and went on to break the record for the fastest-selling debut rock album in three years.

The BRIT Awards will take place on February 25 and will be hosted by TV’s most popular duo, Ant and Dec.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Mastercard British Album

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Alt-J – This Is All Yours

Ed Sheeran – X

George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

British Female Solo Artist

Ella

Ella Henderson

FKA Twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

Paloma Faith

British Male Solo Artist

Ed Sheeran

Damon Albarn

Ed Sheeran

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

British Group

Coldplay

Alt-J

Clean Bandit

Coldplay

One Direction

Royal Blood

International Male Solo Artist

Hozier

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist

Lana Del Rey

Beyoncé

Taylor Swift

Lana Del Rey

Sia

St. Vincent

International Group

The black keys

The War On Drugs

5 Seconds Of Summer

The Black Keys

First Aid Kit

Foo Fighters

Critics’ Choice Award

James Bay

James Bay – Winner

George The Poet

Years & Years

British Producer

Paul Epworth

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory

Flood

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth

British Single

George Ezra, Agenda

Calvin Harris – Summer

Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne – Rather Be

Duke Dumont Ft Jax Jones – I Got U

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Ella Henderson – Ghost

George Ezra – Budapest

Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Route 94 Ft Jess Glynne – My Love

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Sigma – Nobody To Love

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