The prestigious award ceremony honours British talent in the music industry, with this year’s show taking place on Wednesday 21st February at the O2 Arena. Jack Whitehall will present.
Leading the nominees is 22-year-old Dua Lipa, who will contend for five awards; Best Solo Female, British Breakthrough Act, Best Single and Best Music Video (both for ‘New Rules’), and the biggest honour of the night – Best Album.
Unsurprisingly, Sheeran is also nominated for Best Male, Best Single (for ‘Shape of You’), and Best Music Video.
The pre-show ceremony, which aired on ITV this evening, also gave out the first Brit of 2018, awarding Jorja Smith with the honour of Critics Choice Award – tipping her as a big thing for the upcoming year.
The Brits will air on ITV, live from the O2, on Wednesday 21st February. Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Sam Smith are amongst those performing on the night. Check out the full list of nominees below.
- Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Divide)
- Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
- Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
- Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
- J-Hus – Common Sense
International Female Solo Artist
International Male Solo Artist
British Single of the Year
- Dua Lipa – ‘New Rules’
- Ed Sheeran – ‘Shape of You’
- Jonas Blue – ‘Mama’ featuring William Singe
- Little Mix – ‘Touch’
- Liam Payne – ‘Strip That Down’ featuring Quavo
- Jax Jones – ‘You Don’t Know Me’ featuring Raye
- Clean Bandit – ‘Symphony’ featuring Zara Larsson
- Rag’n’Bone Man – ‘Human’
- J HUS – ‘Did You See’
- Calvin Harris – ‘Feels’ featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean