Brit Awards 2015: Royal Blood, Damon Albarn, Alt-J, Lana Del Rey nominated

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St Vincent, Chvrches, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Beck have also been shortlisted for gongs

This year’s Brit Award nominations have been announced at a ceremony in London.

In the British Group category Coldplay are up against Alt-J , One Direction, Clean Bandit and Royal Blood, while Alt-J and Royal Blood also feature in the Mastercard British Album Of The Year category, where they compete with Sam Smith, George Ezra and Ed Sheeran.

Album nominees Sheeran and Ezra are also up for British Male Solo Artist, alongside Sam Smith and Damon Albarn. FKA Twigs scores her first Brits nominations in the British Female Solo Artist category alongside Jessie Ware and Lily Allen as well as in British Breakthrough Act, where she’s up against George Ezra, Royal Blood, Sam Smith and Chvrches.

Jack White and Beck have both made the International Male Solo Artist shortlist, and Lana Del Rey and St Vincent the International Female Solo Artist category. International Group features The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, 5 Seconds of Summer, First Aid Kit and The War On Drugs. For a full list of nominations, see below.

The Brit Awards 2015 will take place at London’s O2 Arena on 25 February and be broadcast live on ITV.

The nominations for the Brit Awards 2015 are:

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Damon Albarn, Paolo Nutini

British Female Solo Artist
Ella Henderson, FKA Twigs, Jessie Ware, Lily Allen, Paloma Faith

British Group
Coldplay, Alt-J, One Direction, Clean Bandit, Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act
George Ezra, Royal Blood, Sam Smith, Chvrches, FKA Twigs

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’

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Sam Smith, Royal Blood, George Ezra, Alt-J, Ed Sheeran

British Video
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
Hozier, Beck, Jack White, John Legend, Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist
Sia, St. Vincent, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift

International Group
The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, 5 Seconds of Summer, First Aid Kit, The War On Drugs
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