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Brit Awards 2016: Full list of 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 honour 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 Colour

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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