Brit Awards 2016: Adele, Years & Years And James Bay Top Nominations List, While Amy Winehouse Bags Posthumous Nod (FULL LIST)

The Brit Award Nominations Are HERE!

The nominations for this year’s Brit Awards have now been revealed, with some of the biggest names in British music, including Adele, Jess Glynne, Sam Smith and Little Mix all up for awards.

Stars from across the pond have also received nods, with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar all in the running to add to their ever-crowded awards cabinet, while Amy Winehouse has been honoured with a posthumous nomination, thanks to her appearance on the ‘Amy’ documentary soundtrack.

There’s no prizes for guessing that Adele has garnered the most nominations, with four to her name this year, as do Years & Years and 2015’s Critics’ Choice winner James Bay, while Jess Glynne and Calvin Harris both have three.

Check out 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 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 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 Artist 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’

1D - Drag Me Down

Sam Smith - Writing’s On The Wall

Years & Years - King

International Male Solo Artist


Father John Misty

Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar

The Weeknd

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


This year’s Brit Awards will be held on 24 February at London’s O2 Arena, with Ant and Dec returning to host, after winning praise for their efforts last year.

Adele was the first act confirmed to be performing, five years after storming the stage at the Brits in 2011 with her show-stopping rendition of ‘Someone Like You’, while Justin Bieber and Coldplay were announced shortly afterwards.

Since then, a host of stars, including Little Mix and The Weeknd, have also been revealed to be taking to the stage, with a special tribute to three-time Brit Award winner David Bowie also making up part of the evening.

Jack Garratt has also been confirmed to have won the 2016 Critics’ Choice Award, following in the footsteps of past winners, including Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, and Jessie J.

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