David Bowie, the 1975, Rihanna Lead Brit Awards Nominees
Zayn, Coldplay, Drake and Skepta also receive multiple nominations ahead of February 22nd award show
David Bowie, the 1975 and Rihanna each scored multiple nominations for this year’s Brit Awards, which honors music released both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Little Mix and Mercury Prize-winning grime artist Skepta lead the field with three nominations apiece.
In the British Album of the Year category, Bowie’s Blackstar, the 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep for You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It and Skepta’s Konnichiwa will face Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate and Kano’s Made in the Manor.
Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” and Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” were among the songs to earn nominations in both the Best British Single and British Artist Video of the Year categories.
Bowie, who was honored at the 2016 Brit Awards with a tribute featuring Lorde’s rendition of “Life on Mars,” is also up for the British Male Solo Artist award against Skepta, Kiwanuka, Kano and Craig David.
Radiohead earned a nomination for the British Group against the 1975, Bastille, Biffy Clyro and Little Mix. Anohni (Best Female Solo Artist), Adele (British Video of the Year for “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” and One Direction (Video of the Year for “History”) also nabbed one nomination.
On the international side of the Brit Awards, Leonard Cohen posthumously scored a nomination for International Male Solo Artist alongside Bon Iver, Drake, Bruno Mars and the Weeknd.
The Knowles sisters, BeyoncÃ© and Solange, will each face off against Christine and the Queens, Rihanna and Sia for the International Female Solo Artist prize. A Tribe Called Quest, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kings of Leon, Twenty One Pilots and Drake & Future will compete for International Group.
Voting for select Brit Awards is now open at the ceremony’s site. The 2017 Brit Awards, hosted by Michael Buble, will take place at London’s the O2 on February 22nd.
The Telegraph UK reports that this year’s Brit Awards will likely feature a tribute to some of the many artists that died in the past year, including Leonard Cohen, George Michael and Beatles producer George Martin.
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Lianne La Havas
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
WINNER: Rag’n’Bone Man
Alan Walker – “Faded”
Calum Scott – “Dancing On My Own”
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – “Rockabye”
Coldplay – “Hymn for the Weekend”
James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Jonas Blue ft Dakota – “Fast Car”
Little Mix – “Shout Out to My Ex”
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – “Girls Like”
Zayn – “Pillowtalk”
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep for You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
David Bowie – Blackstar
Kano – Made in the Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele ”“ “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna ”“ “This Is What You Came For”
Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie ”“ “Rockabye”
Coldplay ”“ “Hymn for the Weekend”
James Arthur ”“ “Say You Won’t Let Go”
Jonas Blue ft Dakota ”“ “Fast Car”
Little Mix ft Sean Paul ”“ “Hair”
One Direction ”“ “History”
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson ”“ “Girls Like”
Zayn ”“ “Pillowtalk”
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Christine and the Queens
A Tribe Called Quest
Drake & Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Twenty One Pilots