The 2018 Brit Awards will be held on Feb. 21, with the London-based ceremony set to commemorate the standout British and international artists of the year.
Dua Lipa leads the nomination circle with five nominations for British Artist Video Of The Year, British Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album Of The Year, British Single, and British Female Solo Artist. The “New Rules” vocalist notably made history via nomination count alone — no British female artist has ever received five nominations in a one-year period. Ed Sheeran trails Dua Lipa with four nominations.
On the electronic end, Björk and LCD Soundsystem earn nominations for International Female Solo Artist and International Group, respectively. The xx and Gorillaz too make an appearance, both nominated for British Group.
A series of hip-hop artists are additionally up for awards, with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Quavo, and Childish Gambino all receiving nominations.
Sam Smith’s album, The Thrill Of It All, received no nominations, despite being the third largest seller of the year. The album, however, will remain available for nomination next year, given its November release date. Smith will perform at the awards ceremony on Feb. 21, joined by Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, and Ran’n’Bone Man.
View the full list of nominees here.
H/T: The Guardian
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