Brit Awards 2015 nominations

Congratulations Lily Allen!


The nominations for this year’s Brit Awards have been announced and amongst them, a handful of former ELLE cover stars; Lily Allen is up for ‘British Solo Female’, Pharrell for ‘International Male Solo’, and Rita Ora for ‘Best artist video of the year’.

Other exciting nominations come in the form of newcomer (and one of this year’s Victoria’s Secret performers), Hozier, nominated for ‘International Male Solo’. Breakout artist, FKA Twigs garnered nominations for ‘British Solo Female’ and ‘British Breakthrough Act’, and it’s not surprising to see why, considering the unanimous acclaim of her debut album, LP1.


The artist released her new self-directed music video yesterday, for single Pendulum, which sees her bound by her own hair and suspended mid-air. Watch it below:

See the full list of Brit nominees below:

Best British Solo Male:

Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Paulo Nutini, Sam Smith

British Solo Female:

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 winner:

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)

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:

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory, Flood, Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth

British artist video of the year: 

Calvin Harris (Summer), Charlie 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 & I), Rita Ora (I Will Never Let You Down),R oute 94 ft Jess Glynne (My Love), Sam Smith (Stay With Me), Sigma (Nobody To Love)

International Male Solo:

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

International Female Solo:

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

The Brit Awards 2015 are on 25 February.

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