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Shortlist for Brits' 2015: Critics' Choice Award revealed
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Shortlist for Brits' 2015: Critics' Choice Award revealed

James Bay, Years and Years and George The Poet have been revealed as the three acts on the final shortlist for next year's Critic's Choice Award at the Brit Awards. 

The winner will be announced on 4th December and will receive their trophy, designed by Tracey Emin, at the main Brit awards ceremony on February 25th.

The award is chosen by a select group of music industry experts, including music editors of national newspapers, magazines and websites as well as people from major TV and radio stations.

To qualify for the award, an artist must be British and not have released an album before 31st December in that year. 

Previous winners of the award have included Florence And The Machine, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Tom Odell, and, last year, Sam Smith. 

Last month it was revealed that Ant and Dec are to host next year's Brit Awards. 

The pair, who have been fixtures on our TV screens for over 20 years now, will host next year's ceremony, a full 14 years after they lasted hosted the event in 2001. 

Actor James Corden has hosted the event for the last four years, but made it clear at last year's event that he would not be returning in 2015. 

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