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Brit Awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead the way as nominations revealed – Sky News, Sky.com


             

Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead the Brit Awards shortlists for 6845, with four nominations each.

Stormzy, Mabel, Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, Harry Styles andColdplayare also among the acts to receive a nod for this year awards, which will be the th major Brits show.

Both Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi and London rapper Dave are up for new artist of the year, and despite their relative infancy in the industry are also up for the big awards of best male solo artist, best album and song of the year, thanks to chart-topping debuts in the past 12 months.

  

      Image:        Stormzy and Harry Styles (below) are also up for several awards       

  

  

The past months have been hugely successful for both artists, with Dave’s album Psychodramawinning the Mercury Prize, Capaldi topping the singles chart for seven weeks with Someone You Loved, and both playing bit sets atGlastonbury.

Male solo artists dominate this year Brit Awards, with the line-up for best album mirroring that for best male artist, with Capaldi and Dave up against Harry Styles, Michael Kiwanuka and Stormzy in both categories.

Charli XCX, FKA Twigs, Freya Ridings, Mabel and Mahalia are all nominated for best female artist, while Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Coldplay D Block Europe and Foals are up for best group.

And joining Capaldi and Dave on the new artist of the year shortlist are Aitch, Mabel and Sam Fender – who last year was named theBrits Critics’ Choice winner as one to watch for.

International artists up for gongs include Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen, Lizzo and Billie Eilish.

This year ceremony takes place on Tuesday February, with the number of categories reduced to nine from 17 this year to make the show more about the performances.

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“This year, we’ll be letting the artists fully take the reins by encouraging them to create and curate performances unique to them, which will guarantee memorable and showstopping moments in the show, “organisers said in a statement released last year.

The Brits Rising Star award (previously the Critics’ Choice) is announced prior to the show, with newcomer Celeste bagging the trophy this year after being shortlisted alongside fellow female artists Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes.

Last year, organizers of the awards said they would be(reviewing the way prizes are distributed for, following reports that gendered awards were being axed to accommodate non-binary artists, who do not identify as either male or female.

However, male and female awards categories remain for (************************************************************************.

Here is the full list of nominees:

  

      Image:        Michael Kiwanuka is up for best male solo artist as well as best album      

Male solo artist of the year

Dave

Harry Styles

Lewis Capaldi

Michael Kiwanuka

Stormzy

  

      Image:        Charlie XCX is among the female solo artist nominees      

Female solo artist of the year

Charli XCX

FKA Twigs

Freya Ridings

Mabel

Mahalia

  

Michael Kiwanuka

      Image:        Coldplay released their eighth album, Everyday Life, in 2019      

Group of the year

Bastille

Bring Me The Horizon

Coldplay

D Block Europe

Foals

  

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      Image:        Sam Fender is up for new artist of the year after breaking through with the Brits Critics’ Choice award last year      

New artist of the year

Aitch

Dave

Lewis Capaldi

Mabel

Sam Fender

  

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 7: Will Champion, Chris Martin and Guy Berryman members of the band Coldplay performs live on stage at Allianz Parque on November 7, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

      Image:        Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Nothing Breaks Like A Heart is in the running for song of the year      

Song of the year

AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove

Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’Bone Man – Giant

Dave featuring Burna Boy – Location

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care

(Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up

Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing With A Stranger

Stormzy – Vossi Bop

Tom Walker – Just You And I

  

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

      Image:         Lewis Capaldi has had a hugely successful year, topping the charts and playing Glastonbury      

Album of the year

Dave – Psychodrama

Harry Styles – Fine Line

Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

  

Lewis Capaldi during the Q Awards 2019 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London.

      Image:        Bruce Springsteen is one of the acts nominated for best international male solo artist

      

International male solo artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna Boy

Dermot Kennedy

Post Malone

Tyler, The Creator

  

Bruce Springsteen

      Image:        Lizzo is among the acts up for best international female artist      

International female solo artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Camila Cabello

Lana Del Ray

Lizzo

    Lewis Capaldi during the Q Awards 2019 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London.Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart                               ******************************** Read More (****************************************

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