Staff WriterThe nominees for the 2014 Brit Awards were announced in London on January 9. At first glance, it’s clear that Bastille and Disclosure, who both earned tremendous success in the UK this year, are dominating the lists of artists with a total of four nominations each. The 2014 Brit Awards will take place in London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday February 19 and will be broadcasted live on ITV. You can check out the list of the top nominations below.
British Male Solo Artist:David Bowie Jake Bugg James Blake John Newman Tom Odell
British Female Solo Artist:Birdy Ellie Goulding Jessie J Laura Marling Laura Mvula British Group: Arctic Monkeys Bastille Disclosure One Direction Rudimental
British Breakthrough Act:Bastille Disclosure Laura Mvula London Grammar Tom Odell
Critics' Choice:Sam Smith (already chosen as winner) Chlöe Howl Ella Eyre
British Single:Bastille - 'Pompeii' Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding - 'I Need Your Love' Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge - 'White Noise' Ellie Goulding - 'Burn' John Newman - 'Love Me Again' Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith - 'La La La' Olly Murs - 'Dear Darlin'' One Direction - 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' Passenger - 'Let Her Go' Rudimental ft Ella Eyre - 'Waiting All Night'