The nominations for the Brit Awards have been announced. Ed Sheeran leads with 4 nominations. The ceremony will be held on February 21 at London’s O2 arena.
Sheeran, who topped the U.K. album charts last year with his debut studio set “+” is nominated in the categories of Best Male, Breakthrough Act, Album of the Year and Best Single for his U.K. top 5 hit “The A Team.
Adele and Jessie J both received three nominations each. Adele for Best Female, Album of the Year and Best Single for “Someone Like You”.
Jessie J is up for Best Female, Breakthrough Act and Best Single for “Price Tag” featuring B.o.B
The nominations were announced at London’s Savoy hotel, where it was confirmed that the Feb. 21 ceremony will see Adele make her first U.K. (and first officially confirmed) live performance since recovering from throat surgery.
Florence and the Machine and Coldplay also received two nomination a piece. Florence is nominated in the categories of British Female Solo Artist and Album of the Year for her sophomore album “Ceremonials”.
Coldplay are up for British Group and Album of the Year for “Mylo Xyloto”.
U.K. rock pop band Blur is set to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award and will be performing at the event, while Scottish artist Emeli Sandé will be honored with the Critics Choice award.
The full list of nominees:
British Male Solo Artist
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
British Female Solo Artist
Florence & the Machine
Mastercard British Album of the Year
Adele – 21
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran – +
Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
British Breakthrough Act
Chase & Status
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob – Price Tag
JLS ft. Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Jay Z/ Kanye West
International Breakthrough Act
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Outstanding Contribution to Music
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka
For more information on the show, please visit: http://www.brits.co.uk/