Royal Blood, Black Keys & Hozier All Nominated For Brit Awards 2015

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The nominations have been announced for the annual Brit Awards featuring the likes of Coldplay, Alt-J, The Black Keys and Royal Blood.

The celebrations will take place at London’s O2 Arena on February 25th and will be broadcast live on ITV.

Leading this year’s nominations is singer-songwriter Sam Smith with five, he’s up for best ‘British Breakthrough Act’, ‘British Single’ for the song ‘Stay With Me’, British Male Solo Artist, ‘British Video’ and ‘British Album Of The Year’.

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Ed Sheeran has four including ‘British Male Solo Artist’, ‘British Album Of The Year’, and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is in the running for both best ‘British Single & Video’.

Royal Blood are up for three awards, the rock duo have been nominated for ‘British Album Of The Year’. Their self-titled debut went straight into the number 1 spot and the group also achieved the fastest-selling rock debut in three years.

Other acts nominated are Damon Albarn for ‘British Male Solo Artist’, Coldplay for ‘British Group’ and Alt-J for ‘Briths Album Of The Year’.

As for the international artists nominated for the Brit Awards, Bray’s answer to Jeff Buckley, Hozier, is nominated for best ‘International Male Solo Artist’ along with Beck and Jack White.

While the category of best ‘International Group’ is a very tough one to pick. The Black Keys, The War On Drugs and Foo Fighters are all fighting it out to win.

Check out the full list of nominees for the Brit Awards 2015 below.

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Damon Albarn, Paolo Nutini

British Female Solo Artist
Ella Henderson, FKA Twigs, Jessie Ware, Lily Allen, Paloma Faith

British Group
Coldplay, Alt-J, One Direction, Clean Bandit, Royal Blood

British Breakthrough Act
George Ezra, Royal Blood, Sam Smith, Chvrches, FKA Twigs

British Single
Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – ‘Rather Be’
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – ‘I Got U’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Ella Henderson – ‘Ghost’
George Ezra – ‘Budapest’
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – ‘My Love’
Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
Sigma – ‘Nobody To Love’

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Sam Smith, Royal Blood, George Ezra, Alt-J, Ed Sheeran

British Video
Calvin Harris – Summer
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – I Got U
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
One Direction – You and I
Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – My Love
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sigma – Nobody To Love

International Male Solo Artist
Hozier, Beck, Jack White, John Legend, Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist
Sia, St. Vincent, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift

International Group
The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, 5 Seconds of Summer, First Aid Kit, The War On Drugs