Friday, 10 January 2014

BRIT Awards 2014 nominations revealed

Bastille and electro brothers Disclosure lead the way at the Brit Awards with four nominations each and Ellie Goulding also picked up three nods at Thursday's nominations event - for best British female and twice for best single. She is nominated for her songs Burn, and I Need Your Love. Electronic music is also represented by drum and bass quartet Rudimental, who equal Goulding with three nods. David Bowie pocks up two nomination including best album alongside records by Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Disclosure and Rudimental.

Best Producer
Ethan Johns / Flood & Alan Moulder / Paul Epworth

British Breakthrough Act
Bastille / Disclosure / Laura Mvula / London Grammar / Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist
Birdy / Ellie Goulding / Jessie J / Laura Marling /Laura Mvula

Arctic Monkeys
British Group
Arctic Monkeys / Bastille / Disclosure / One Direction / Rudimental

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie / Jake Bugg / James Blake / John Newman / Tom Odell

British Single (based on sales)
Bastille / Calvin Harris / Disclosure / Ellie Goulding / John Newman / Naughty Boy / Olly Murs / One Direction / Passenger / Rudimental

Critics' Choice Award
Chlöe Howl / Ella Eyre / and won by Sam Smith 

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monáe / Katy Perry / Lady Gaga / Lorde / Pink

International Group
Arcade Fire / Daft Punk / Haim / Kings Of Leon / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars / Drake/ Eminem / John Grant / Justin Timberlake

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys / Bastille / David Bowie / Disclosure / Rudimental

Sam Smith has also been chosen as the BBC's Sound Of 2014.  The complete Sound Of 2014 top five is as follows:

1. Sam Smith
2. Ella Eyre
3. Banks
4. Sampha
5. George Ezra

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