Male artists lead BRIT Award nominations

Rapper Dave and singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi lead the nominations with four nods each, in an overarchingly male-dominated list.

The 2020 BRIT awards announcement revealed that only one British woman – Mabel – was nominated across 25 slots in mixed-gender categories.

There is no female representation in either the Best Group or Mastercard Album of the Year categories.

She and Stormzy have three nominations each, including for Best Male and Best Female Solo Artist.

Meanwhile, Harry Styles has received his first solo nomination for Mastercard Album of the Year, for his second album Fine Line.

Michael Kiwanuka has also been recognised in the same category for his third album, Kiwanuka.

In a set of nominations slim on female talent, Celeste was previously announced as the winner of the Rising Star Award alongside topping the BBC Sound of 2020 poll last week.

The 40th edition of the BRIT Awards takes place at London’s O2 Arena on 18 February and will be screened live on ITV.

Comedian Jack Whitehall will host the ceremony for the third year running.

See the nominations in full below:

Male Solo Artist
Dave
Harry Styles
Lewis Capaldi
Michael Kiwanuka
Stormzy

Female Solo Artist
Charli XCX
FKA twigs
Freya Ridings
Mabel
Mahalia

Best Group
Bastille
Bring Me the Horizon
Coldplay
D-Block Europe
Foals

Best New Artist
Aitch
Dave
Lewis Capaldi
Mabel
Sam Fender

Rising Star
Celeste (winner, previously announced)

Song of the Year (
AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant
Dave and Burna Boy –Location
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Lewis Capaldi  –Someone You Loved
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With a Stranger
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Tom Walker – Just You and I

Mastercard Album of the Year
Dave – Psychodrama
Harry Styles – Fine Line
Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
Stormzy – Heavy is the Head

International Male Solo Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Burna Boy
Dermot Kennedy
Post Malone
Tyler, the Creator

International Female Solo Artist
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish
Camila Cabello
Lana Del Rey
Lizzo

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