The Brit Awards see the biggest names in the UK receive honours for their work. The stars will be lining the red carpet to receive their awards, while international stars will also be lauded for their work in music over 2019. But who will be crowned the winners? Nominations are in, and here is the FULL LIST of nominees for the Brit Awards 2020.
Lewis Capaldi is the biggest name on the bill for the Brit Awards with four nominations.
He leads nominations with Dave, the London rapper, who also has four nominations.
The pair will be battling it out for coveted awards: Male Solo Artist, Best New Artist, Song of the Year and the prestigious Mastercard Album of the Year.
Alongside them are Mabel and Stormzy, both of whom are following these two with three nominations each.
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Dave and Lewis Capaldi lead nominations for the 2020 Brit Awards
Harry Styles and Michael Kiwanuka, both of whom are following with two awards come next in the pecking order, while other artists such as Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Charlie XCX, Coldplay, Billie Eilish and FKA Twigs.
Other artists with nominations are Foals, Calvin Harris, Freya Ridings, Tyler the Creator, Sam Smith and Bastille.
There has already been some controversy over the nominations, given few women have been included in some of the non-gender specific categories.
The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis wrote: “It’s clear there’s a wider issue here. One that involves the British music industry’s ability or otherwise to sign and develop female artists [and] to turn them into lasting success stories.”
Here are the nominations and categories in full:
Best British female
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Best British male
Stormzy has been nominated for three gongs at the Brit Awards 2020
Best British group
Bring Me The Horizon
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Best new artist
Ariana Grande has been nominated for International Female
Billie Eilish has been nominated for a Brit Award
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
Calvin Harris ft Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – Giant
Dave ft Burna Boy – Location
Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Tom Walker – Just You And I
Sam Smith ft Normani – Dancing With A Stranger
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
When are the BRITs on TV? Can I watch it live?
The Brit Awards take place on February 18 at 8pm and are being held at The O2 Arena.
The whole event will be shown on ITV1 from 8pm, usually finishing around 10pm.
On ITV2 Alice Levine and Clara Amfo will be on the red carpet from 7pm until 8pm.
At present, the only confirmed artist to be performing is Celeste – the winner of the Rising Star award – as her win is the only one to be released before the ceremony starts.
Soul singer Celeste Waite, 25, described the prize as “a huge honour,” after beating fellow nominees Beadadoobee, a solo indie artist, and jazzy singer-songwriter Joy Crookes, to the award.
The award, which was previously named the critics’ choice award, has been given to performers such as Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, Adele and Sam Fender in the past, showing how much of a difference it can make to a performer.
The event is usually star-studded and it is likely some of the other British nominees will take to the stage – if not some of the international ones as well.
However, music fans will have to wait and see the confirmed artists closer to the time – though there will also likely be some surprises.
The BRIT Awards take place on February 18 and can be watched live on ITV1 or streamed via te ITV Hub from 8pm