Sam Smith Leads Brit Awards Nominations

Sam Smith Leads Brit Awards Nominations

The nominees list for the 2015 Brit Awards have been announced. Sam Smith is leading the awards with five nominations and fellow singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, isn’t far behind with four nominations. Both are nominated for Album of the Year award, as well as British Male Solo Artist and British Single.

The 2015 Brit Awards air on Wednesday Feb. 25. Here is the complete list of nominees:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Damon Albarn Parlophone
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

BRITISH GROUP
Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Chvrches
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

CRITICS’ CHOICE
James Bay (Winner)
George the Poet
Years & Years

BRITISH SINGLE
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’

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters
The War On Drugs
Secretly Canadian

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 ft Jess Glynne — ‘My Love’
Sam Smith — ‘Stay With Me’
Sigma — ‘Nobody to Love’

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Beyoncé
Lana Del Rey
Sia Monkey
St Vincent
Taylor Swift