Brit Awards 2015: The Nominations Are In

Brit Awards 2015: The Nominations Are In

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by Sarah Fitzmaurice |
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Update: Monday 19th January

The full line up of performers have been announced and Take That (now a trio) have been added to the list. They join the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Royal Blood on the stage. Hoorah!

Friday 16th January

It's the biggest event in the British music calendar and last night Grazia was invited to join in the party at the 2015 Brits nominations.

We were treated to performances from the likes of Jessie Ware, FKA twigs, who is ridiculously softly spoken, Clean Bandit and Critics' Choice winner James Bay - who, quite frankly, is a bit of a charmer fyi.

twigs said she was 'really excited' to be nominated - she was listed in the Best Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act categories - and said it was nice to be back on home soil after a tour of America. And twigs embarrassed host Reggie Yates when he wished her a happy birthday and she replied: 'It's not my birthday tomorrow. Wikipedia gets things wrong.' Awks.

Back to the nominations, and Sam Smith leads the way with five nods that include Best male, Best album and Best Newcomer. He will also be performing at the ceremony as will International Female nominee Taylor Swift. Hoorah!

Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, follow Sam closely with four nominations apiece, while Royal Blood have three.

On the night Brit Award winners will be honoured with a trophy designed by Tracy Emin and Ant and Dec are replacing James Corden as hosts of the show. Thank god James won't be doing his Pharrel hat gag again.

In addition, Raymond Weil are celebrating its 10 year anniversary of sponsoring the BRIT Awards timepieces that will be given to nominees, presenters and performers backstage. Lucky them!

We can't wait!

And the nominees are...

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: James Bay

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

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 ft Jax Jones - I Got U, Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud, Mark Ronson ft 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: 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

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