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Adele leads BRIT Award nominations

Adele and James Bay will lead the way at the 2016 BRIT Awards after landing four nominations apiece.

The soulful superstar's comeback hit Hello will compete for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year, while her record-breaking 25 release is in the running for British Album of the Year.

Her fourth nod is for Best Female Solo Artist, in which she will face off against Florence + The Machine, Jess Glynne, Laura Marling, and the late Amy Winehouse.

James Bay will fight for the Best Male Solo Artist honor against Mark Ronson, Jamie XX, Calvin Harris, and Aphex Twin, while he is also up for British Breakthrough Act, and will challenge Adele for British Single and British Album of the Year for Hold Back the River and Chaos & the Calm, respectively.

Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne also look set to celebrate a big night after scoring a total of three nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, U2, and Eagles of Death Metal have all earned nods in the international categories.

The Brit Awards 2016 will take place at London's O2 Arena on 24 February (16).

The full list of nominees is:

British Male Solo Artist:

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

James Bay

Jamie XX​

Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:


Amy Winehouse

Florence & the Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

British Group:




One Direction

Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:

Catfish & the Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

Critics' Choice:

Jack Garratt

Izzy Bizu


British Single:

Adele, Hello

Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, Bloodstream

Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do

James Bay, Hold Back the River

Jess Glynne, Hold My Hand

Little Mix, Black Magic

Olly Murs featuring Demi Lovato, Up

Philip George, Wish You Were Mine

Years & Years, King

MasterCard British Album of the Year:

Adele, 25

Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams

Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful

James Bay, Chaos & the Calm

Jamie XX, In Color

British Producer of the Year:

Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year:

Adele, Hello

Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love

Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do

Jessie J, Flashlight

Little Mix, Black Magic

Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, Runnin (Lose It All)

One Direction, Drag Me Down

Sam Smith, Writing's on the Wall

Years & Years, King

International Male Solo Artist:


Father John Misty

Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar​

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:

Ariana Grande


Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor

International Group:

Alabama Shakes

Eagles of Death Metal

Major Lazer

Tame Impala


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