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Sam Smith leads this year’s BRITs with five nominations

Sam Smith leads this year’s BRITs with five nominations

The nominations for the BRIT Awards 2015 are out and Sam Smith leads the way with nominations in five categories.

Smith is a contender for British Male Solo Artist, British Single, British Artist Video Of The Year, British Breakthrough Act and the MasterCard British Album trophy for his album In The Lonely Hour.

The gay 2014 Critics Choice winner has gone from strength to strength since winning his first BRIT, with a string of hit singles including Stay With Me and I’m Not The Only One.

This year Smith will join Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift performing at the 2015 awards at London’s O2 academy.

Sheeran has also featured well in the nominations appearing in the British Male Solo Artist, British Single, British video and the MasterCard Album of the Year categories.

Other artists included are Jess Glynne who has secured three nominations as a featured artist, while Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Sia, St Vincent and Taylor Swift are all in nominated for Best International Female.

For the Best International Male category Beck, Hozier, Jack White, John Legend and Pharrell Williams will compete for the award and there is good news for newcomer James Bay who has already been confirmed as the recipient of this year’s Critics’ Choice award.

Ant and Dec will host this year’s Brit Awards on 25 February, which will be broadcasted on ITV.

For the full list see below:

British Male Solo Artist

Damon Albarn

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

George The Poet

James Bay -WINNER

Years & Years

British Single

Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’

Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – ‘Rather Be’

Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones – ‘I Got U’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Ella Henderson – ‘Ghost’

George Ezra – ‘Budapest’

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne – ‘My Love’

Sam Smith – ‘Stay with Me’

Sigma – ‘Nobody to Love’

British Video

Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’

Charli XCX – ‘Boom Clap’

Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones – ‘I Got U’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

One Direction – ‘You and I’

Rita Ora – ‘I Will Never Let You Down’

Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne – ‘My Love’

Sam Smith – ‘Stay with Me’

Sigma – ‘Nobody to Love’

MasterCard 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

Flood

Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory

Jake Gosling

Paul Epworth

International Male Solo Artist

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce

Lana Del Rey

Sia

St Vincent

Taylor Swift

International Group

5 Seconds of Summer

The Black Keys

First Aid Kit

Foo Fighters

The War on Drugs