The full list of nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards was announced on January 9, to coincide with the broadcast of ITV teaser show ‘The BRITs Are Coming’, hosted by Nick Grimshaw.
Disclosure look set to clean up at this year’s ceremony, held at the O2 Arena on February 19. The duo have been nominated for British Group, British Breakthrough Act, British Single (with White Noise) and Mastercard Album of the Year. Joining them in the four-nomination stakes are Bastille, who are also touted for British Single and British Breakthough Act, while FAULT Featured artist Ellie Goulding and One Direction follow close behind with two nominations each.
“We’re completely blown away by four nominations!” says Dan Smith of Bastille. “When we started the band, we never thought we’d be recognised in such a way so the whole thing is an awesome surprise.”
London Grammar, who are nominated for British Breakthough Act alongside Bastille, called it a ‘huge honour’.
New to the music scene last year, Passenger and Lorde are also up for British Single and International Female Solo Artist respectively.
Confirmed to perform on the night are Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Bastille, Bastille, Rudimental, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding, who herself won the Critic’s Choice award in 2010. “I remember how important and exciting the BRITS were to me as a child,” says Goulding. “I’m so happy and grateful to be a part of it again this year.” More performers are yet to be announced in the run-up to the ceremony.
Watch Sam Smith perform new single ‘Money on my Mind’ on ‘The BRITs Are Coming’, January 9
Full list of nominees:
British Male Solo Artist
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
British Single of the Year
Bastille – Pompei
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – I need your love
Disclosure – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love me again
Naughty Boy – La, La, La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way or Another
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental – Waiting All Night
MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis