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2016 Brit Awards Nominations Revealed: Adele, James Bay, Years & Years Dominate

Photo of Adele performing on 'Saturday Night Live,' by Dana Edelson

The 2016 Brit Awards nominations were revealed Thursday, with Adele sharing the lead with newcomers James Bay and Years & Years.

With four nods a piece, they are ahead of a group of nominees which also includes Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, Foals, Ellie Goulding, Wolf Alice and Sam Smith.

In the running for International Male Solo Artist are Kendrick Lamar, TheWeeknd, Justin Bieber, Father John Misty and Drake. The nominees for International Female Solo Artist are Lana Del Rey, Courtney Barnett, Bjork, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor. Meanwhile, International Group nominees include U2, Tame Impala, Major Lazer, Eagles of Death Metal and Alabama Shakes.

This year's Brits are set for Feb. 24 at London's O2 Arena.

See the full list of nominees below.

British Male Solo Artist

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

James Bay

Jamie XX​

Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist


Amy Winehouse

Florence & the Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

British Group




One Direction

Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act

Catfish & the Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years

Critics' Choice Award

Jack Garratt

Izzy Bizu


British Single

Adele, "Hello"

Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"

Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, "Bloodstream"

Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

James Bay, "Hold Back the River"

Jess Glynne, "Hold My Hand"

Little Mix, "Black Magic

Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato, "Up"

Philip George, "Wish You Were Mine"

Years & Years, "King"

MasterCard British Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams

Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful

James Bay, Chaos & the Calm

Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year

Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year

Adele, "Hello"

Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"

Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

Jessie J, "Flashlight"

Little Mix, "Black Magic"

Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, "Runnin (Lose It All)"

One Direction, "Drag Me Down"

Sam Smith, "Writing's on the Wall"

Years & Years, "King"

International Male Solo Artist


Father John Misty

Justin Bieber

Kendrick LamarTheWeeknd

International Female Solo Artist

Ariana Grande


Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor

International Group

Alabama Shakes

Eagles of Death Metal

Major Lazer

Tame Impala