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
Female Solo Artist
Bring Me the Horizon
Best New Artist
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
Tyler, the Creator
International Female Solo Artist
Lana Del Rey