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PopWrapped | Music

Sam Smith And Ed Sheeran Dominate Brit Awards 2015 Nominations

Bradleigh-Ann Walker | PopWrapped Author

Bradleigh-Ann Walker

Updated 03/20/2015 3:26pm
Sam Smith And Ed Sheeran Dominate Brit Awards 2015 Nominations | Brit Awards
Media Courtesy of brits.co.uk
The Brit Award nominations were announced earlier this week, with Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran leading the pack with five and four nominations, respectively. No surprise there, since both men have been ruling the charts both on their home turf and overseas for the past couple of years. Two of music’s leading ladies, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, are also on the list. Newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer had a phenomenal 2014 with several award nominations across different countries. They’ve scored a Brit nomination for Best International Group. Two categories are decided through fan voting: Best British Video and Best Breakthrough Act.

British Video

Calvin Harris – “Summer” Charli XCX – “Boom Clap” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” One Direction – “You And I” Rita Ora – “I Will Never Let You Down” Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” Sigma – “Nobody To Love”

Breakthrough Act

CHVRCHES FKA Twigs George Ezra Royal Blood Sam Smith Voting for Best Video ends on Friday, Jan. 23, and voting for Breakthrough Act ends on the day of the Brit Awards. Check out the complete list of nominees below.

Best British Album

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 Female Solo Artist

Ella Henderson FKA Twigs Jessie Ware Lily Allen Paloma Faith

British Male Solo Artist

Damon Albarn Ed Sheeran George Ezra Paolo Nutini Sam Smith

British Group

Alt-J Clean Bandit Coldplay One Direction Royal Blood

International Male Solo Artist

Beck Hozier Jack White John Legend Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist

Beyonce Taylor Swift Lana Del Rey Sia St. Vincent

International Group

The War On Drugs 5 Seconds Of Summer The Black Keys First Aid Kit Foo Fighters

Critics’ Choice Award

James Bay George The Poet Years & Years

British Producer

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory Flood Jake Gosling Paul Epworth

British Single

Calvin Harris – “Summer” Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne – “Rather Be” Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones – “I Got U” Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” Ella Henderson – “Ghost” George Ezra – “Budapest” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne – “My Love” Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” Sigma – “Nobody To Love”

The Brit Awards will air in the UK on Wednesday, Feb. 25 on ITV, live from the O2 arena in London.

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