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Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra dominate the Brit Awards 2015 nominations
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Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra dominate the Brit Awards 2015 nominations

Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and George Ezra dominate the nominations for this year's Brit Awards. 

The awards ceremony will take place on February 25th at London's O2 Arena, with Ant and Dec acting as hosts this year. 

Sam Smith is nominated for five awards, with Sheeran and Ezra up for four. This includes Best British Male Solo Artist, where Smith faces off against Damon Albarn, Paolo Nutini as well as both Sheeran and Ezra. 

All three will do battle for British Album Of The Year, where they are also up against Royal Blood and Alt-J. They are also each nominated for British Single Of The Year, where they face competition from Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Ella Henderson, Mark Ronson, Route 94 and Sigma. 

Smith and Ezra are also nominated for British Breakthrough Act where they will do battle with Chvrches, FKA Twigs and Royal Blood. 

Rock duo Royal Blood have three nominations in all, including one for Best British Group, where they face competition from Alt-J, Clean Bandit, Coldplay and One Direction, while Ella Henderson and FKA Twigs have two nominations each, including Best British Female Solo Artist, where they will face off against Jessie Ware, Lily Allen and Paloma Faith. 

In the international categories, Taylor Swift will be the hot favourite for Best International Female Solo Artist, she faces competition from Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Sia and St Vincent. In the male category, Pharrell Williams has his solitary nomination, facing off against Hozier, Beck, Jack White and John Legend. 

5 Seconds Of Summer are also nominated for Best International Group, a category which also includes nods for Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, First Aid Kit and The War On Drugs, while James Bay is already confirmed to take home the Critic's Choice on the night. 

The winner of British Artist Video Of The Year will be decided on the night by a vote live on social media. Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Duke Dumont, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson, One Direction, Rita Ora, Route 94, Sam Smith and Sigma are all nominated. 

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, George Ezra and Paloma Faith have all been confirmed to perform at the ceremony, which will be broadcast on ITV. 

You can check out our dedicated Brit Awards page on hmvdigital.com here, featuring tracks and albums from all the nominees. 

 

The full list of nominees for the Brit Awards 2015 is as follows:

 

Best British Male Solo Artist

Damon Albarn

Ed Sheeran

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

 

Best British Female Solo Artist

Ella Henderson

FKA Twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

Paloma Faith

 

Best British Group

Alt-J

Clean Bandit

Coldplay

One Direction

Royal Blood

 

Best British Breakthrough Act

Chvrches

FKA Twigs

George Ezra

Royal Blood

Sam Smith

 

Best British Single

Calvin Harris - 'Summer'

Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be'

Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones - 'I Got U'

Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'

Ella Henderson - 'Ghost'

George Ezra - 'Budapest'

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk' 

Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne - 'My Love'

Sam Smith - 'Stay With Me'

Sigma - 'Nobody To Love'

 

Best British Album Of The Year

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 Producer Of The Year

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory

Flood

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth

 

British Artist Video Of The Year

Calvin Harris - 'Summer'

Charli XCX - 'Boom Clap'

Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones - 'I Got U'

Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk' 

One Direction - 'You And I'

Rita Ora - 'I Will Never Let You Down'

Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne - 'My Love'

Sam Smith - 'Stay With Me'

Sigma - 'Nobody To Love'

 

Best International Male Solo Artist

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

 

Best International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce

Lana Del Rey

Sia

St Vincent

Taylor Swift

 

Best International Group

5 Seconds Of Summer

The Black Keys

Foo Fighters

First Aid Kit

The War On Drugs

 

Critic's Choice Award

James Bay - Winner

George The Poet

Years & Years

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