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2016 Brit Awards Nominations: Adele, Jamie xx, Years & Years Lead Nominees

by Ryan Middleton   Jan 14, 2016 15:31 PM EST

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The 2016 Brit Award nominations have been announced and some of the names you might expect lead the way. Celebrating the very best in British music over the past year, artists like Adele, Jamie xx, Years & Years, Coldplay and Mark Ronson lead the way multiple nominations.

The British best male solo artist leans heavily on electronic acts like Aphex Twin, Jamie xx and Calvin Harris, with James Bay being the only non-DJ or producer in the category.

Adele and Florence + the Machine lead the best British female category with a posthumous nod to Amy Winehouse.

Breakthrough groups include Years & Years, Jess Glynne and James Bay, while album selections come from Adele, Jamie xx, Florence, James Bay and Coldplay.

The focus is on homegrown talent, but there is an international component, with Drake, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd picking up nominations for best solo male act, while Lana Del Rey, Courtney Barnett and Ariana Grande getting best female solo acts. U2, Major Lazer and Eagles of Death Metal are among the international groups.

The 2016 Brit Awards will take place at London's O2 Arena on Feb. 24, being broadcasted live on ITV.

The list of performers continues to grow with Adele, James Bay, The Weekend, Little Mix, Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Jess Glynne all gearing up for a performance.

British Male Solo Artist:

Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist:

Adele
Amy Winehouse
Florence + the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group:

Blur
Coldplay
Foals
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act:

Catfish and Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

British Single:

Adele - Hello
Calvin Harris and 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/Demi Lovato - Up
Phillip George - Wish You Were Mine
Years & Years - King

Mastercard British Album of Year

Adele - 25
Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay - Chaos and Calm
Jamie xx - In Colour

British Producer of Year:

Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Video of the Year:

Adele - Hello
Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Jessie J - Flashlight
Little Mix - Black Magic
Naughty Boy ft Beyonce - Runnin'
One Direction - Drag Me Down
Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall
Years & Years - King

International Male Solo Artist:

Drake
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist:

Ariana Grande
Bjork
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group:

Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala
U2

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