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The nominees for this year’s Brit Awards were announced on Saturday night on ITV. The special ‘Brits Are Coming’ show also featured performances by Craig David, Christine and the Queens, Calum Scott and Rag’n’Bone Man, who were all nominated. 

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Mercury Prize-winning artist Skepta and Little Mix are on the lead, scoring three nominations, while David Bowie, the 1975, and Coldplay nabbed two. Leonard Cohen also received a posthumous nomination in the Best International Male Artist category, alongside Bon Iver, Drake, and Bruno Mars. Radiohead earned a nomination for Best British Group, while A Tribe Called Quest and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are among the nominees for Best International Group. The race seems to be tight in the Best International Female Artist category, with breakthrough artist Christine and the Queens competing against Beyonce, Solange, Rihanna and Sia. 

The awards will take place at the O2 Arena in London on 22 February and will be hosted by Canadian singer Michael Bublé. 

Here is the full list of nominees:

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

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

British Group 
The 1975
Bastillle
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
James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
Clean Bandit – ‘Rockabye’
Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
Jonas Blue ft Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
Callum Scott – ‘Dancing On My Own’
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
Alan Walker – ‘Faded’
Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

British Album Of The Year
The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep…’
David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’
Kano – ‘Made In The Manor’
Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love and Hate’
Skepta – ‘Konnichiwa’

British Artist Video Of The Year
Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
Clean Bandit – ‘Rockabye’
Jonas Blue ft Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
Little Mix – ‘Hair’
One Direction – ‘History’
Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

International Male Solo Artist
Bon Iver
Leonard Cohen
Drake
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Beyonce
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

International Group
A Tribe Called Quest
Drake and Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Twenty-One Pilots

Brit Awards 2017 nominations have been announced

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