BRIT Awards nominees announced

Skepta Konnichiwa

Skepta, Kano and Christine and the Queens are among the shortlisted artists for The BRITs 2017.

The nominations were unveiled as part of a televised launch event on ITV on Saturday 14 January.

The list is notably more diverse than previous years with grime artists Skepta and Kano both against each other as British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year.

This follows an overhaul of the BRITS Voting Academy to promote greater diversity among the experts selecting the award winners.

Jason Iley, BRITs chairman said: ‘The 2017 BRIT nominations reflect a diverse and rich year in music both in the UK and internationally.

‘Huge artists from the past, present and future are represented. From pop, to indie, to grime, to rock; it’s a brilliant and varied roll call of talent – a fantastic showcase for what’s happening in music right now.’

Newcomer Rag’N’Bone Man has already been announced as the winners of the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award. He was one of the highlights from the series of PRS Presents gigs at the PRS for Music offices in 2016. Watch our live session here.

The ceremony itself will take place on 22 February in London at the O2 Arena.

The full list of nominated acts is below:

British Male Solo Artist 
Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

British Female Solo Artist
Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Emeli Sandé
Lianne La Havas
Nao

British Group
The 1975
Bastille
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead

British Breakthrough Act
Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag’N’Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy

Critics’ Choice
Rag’N’Bone Man (Winner)
Anne-Marie
Dua Lipa.

British Single 
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

British Album Of The Year
The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So 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 
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Drake
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist 
Beyoncé
Christine And The Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

International Group 
A Tribe Called Quest
Drake & Future
Kings Of Leon
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Twenty One Pilots

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