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Adele set to dominate the 2016 Brit Awards

Full list of nominees below

Adele will also perform at the awards ceremony as part of a star-studded line-up of performers including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Little Mix, James Bay, The Weeknd, Jess Glynne and Rihanna.

She also leads the nominations for the 2016 event, with nods in four categories: British artist video of the year, British female solo artist, British album of the year and British single of the year.

James Bay and Years & Years also have four nominations each.

Coldplay could make Brit Awards history if they are successful in the categories for which they have been nominated, with the most ever wins for British group and British album.

The band, who have just returned with their album A Head Full Of Dreams, won British group in 2012, 2003 and 2001, as well as British album in 2006, 2003 and 2001.

They will be up against Adele's record-breaking 25 in the album category, as well as albums by Florence + The Machine, Jamie XX and Bay.

Amy Winehouse has been nominated posthumously for a Brit Award, in the British female solo artist category alongside Adele, Glynne, Florence Welch, and Laura Marling.

The late singer qualified for a nomination because the soundtrack British documentary film Amy was released and hit the Top 40 during the required dates for the award category.

Although Taylor Swift won last year in the international female artist category and picked up an armful of awards at the Grammys, she was not nominated this year.

However, her boyfriend DJ Calvin Harris has three nominations - for British male solo artist, British single of the year, and British artist video of the year.

Eagles Of Death Metal, whose concert was targeted during the Paris attacks, are up against Irish band U2 in the international group category.

The show will feature a special tribute to David Bowie, who died of cancer just days after celebrating his 69th birthday.

He was named best British male twice - in 1984 and 2014 - and received the outstanding contribution to British music award in 1996.

The ceremony, shown live on ITV, will be hosted by Ant and Dec.

:: The Brit Awards 2016 with MasterCard will take place on February 24 at the 02 Arena in London.


The full list of 2016 Brit Awards nominees:

:: 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 And The Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

:: British single

Adele: Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples: How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran and 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 And The Calm

Jamie xx: In Colour

:: British producer of the year

Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

:: British artist video of the year

Adele: Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples: How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran: Photograph

Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do

Jessie J: Flashlight

Little Mix: Black Magic

Naughty Boy featuring Beyonce and 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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