British music legend David Bowie is up for two Brit awards, it was announced today. He is nominated for best British male and best album while Indie darlings Arctic Monkeys also got two nods and will open the awards ceremony broadcast on February 19.
New comers London Grammar, John Newman, Lorde, Drake and Haim all received their first nominations while Pop acts Bastille and Disclosure lead all nominees with four nominations a piece.
London quartet Bastille are up for best single, best British group, breakthrough artist and best album for their debut Bad Blood. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, who make up Disclosure, are nominated in the same four categories.
Ellie Goulding, who won the Critics Choice award in 2010, is nominated twice in the best single category, for the dance-pop anthem Burn and her collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, I Need Your Love.
She’ll also go head to head with Birdy , Jessie J , Laura Marling and Laura Mvula for the best female solo artist award.
British Female Solo Artist
British Breakthrough Act
British Single of the Year
Bastille – Pompei
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – I need your love
Disclosure – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love me again
Naughty Boy – La, La, La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way or Another
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental – Waiting All Night
MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Kanye West and Beyonce (although Beyonce’s latest album was released too late)
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus twerked their way out of a nod it seems….