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Skepta, Kano, Bon Iver, Solange, Anohni, and more up for BRIT Awards

15 January 2017, 10:00 | Written by Laurence Day

This year's BRIT Award nominations are in, with Skepta leading the way on three - British Male Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, and British Album of the Year.

Little Mix are also on three - they're nominated for British Group, British Single, and British Artist Video Of The Year. David Bowie and Leonard Cohen receive posthumous nominations.

Performers at this year's ceremony include The 1975, Little Mix, and Emile Sandé.

Last year the BRITs confirmed that there'd be major changes for the 2017 awards following criticism and threads of a boycott in the wake of the #BritsSoWhite controversy - there's definitely been a change this year, with BAME artists nominated in almost every category. Last year there were no BAME artists outside of the international categories.

"The 2017 BRIT nominations reflect a diverse and rich year in music both in the UK and internationally," says BRITs chairman Jason Iley. "Huge artists from the past, present, and future are represented. From pop, to indie, to grime, to rock; it’s a brilliant and varied roll call of talent - a fantastic showcase for what’s happening in music right now.”

The trophies for the 2017 BRIT Awards are designed by late architect Zaha Hadid. Check 'em out.

Check out the full list of nominations:

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

  • Craig David
  • David Bowie
  • Kano
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skepta

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

  • Anohni
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Nao

BRITISH GROUP

  • The 1975
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • Radiohead

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

  • Anne-Marie
  • Blossoms
  • Rag’n’Bone Man
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

CRITICS’ CHOICE

BRITISH SINGLE

  • Alan Walker - "Faded"
  • Calum Scott - "Dancing On My Own"
  • Calvin Harris - "This Is What You Came For" (ft. Rihanna)
  • Clean Bandit - "Tears" (ft. Louisa Johnson)
  • Coldplay - "Hymn For The Weekend"
  • James Arthur - "Say You Won't Let Go"
  • Jonas Blue and Dakota - "Fast Car"
  • Little Mix - "Shout Out To My Ex"
  • Tinie Tempah - "Girls Like" (ft. Zara Larsson)
  • Zayn - "Pillowtalk"

BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Adele - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
  • Calvin Harris - "This Is What You Came For" (ft. Rihanna)
  • Clean Bandit - "Rockabye" (ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
  • Coldplay - "Hymn For The Weekend"
  • James Arthur - "Say You Won't Let Go"
  • Jonas Blue and Dakota - "Fast Car"
  • Little Mix - "Hair" (ft. Sean Paul)
  • One Direction - "History"
  • Tinie Tempah - "Girls Like" (ft. Zara Larsson)
  • Zayn - "Pillowtalk"

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Weeknd

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

  • Beyoncé
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Solange

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Drake and Future
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Twenty One Pilots
The BRIT Awards 2017 (with MasterCard) are set to take place on 22 February 2017 at London’s O2 Arena. They'll be televised on ITV as usual, with Ant & Dec replaced as hosts by Michael Bublé.
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