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Brits nominations revealed: Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead shortlists

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Brits nominations revealed: Lewis Capaldi and Dave lead shortlists

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Lewis Capaldi and Dave top the Brit Awards 2020 finalist lists with four nominations each.

Stormzy, Mabel, Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, Harry Styles and Coldplay are also among the performers to receive a nod at this year's awards, which will be the 40th British show.

Both Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi and London rapper Dave are running for the new artist of the year and, despite their relative childhood in the industry, are also competing for the best male solo artist, best album and song awards of the year thanks to their debut. at the top of the charts in the last 12 months.

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Stormzy and Harry Styles (below) will also compete for several awards

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The last 12 months have been extremely successful for both artists, with Dave's Psychodrama album winning the Mercury Prize, Capaldi leading the seven-week singles chart with Someone You Loved and the two playing at Glastonbury.

Male solo artists dominate this year's Brit Awards, with best album lineup mirroring best male artist, with Capaldi and Dave against Harry Styles, Michael Kiwanuka and Stormzy in both categories.

Charli XCX, FKA Twigs, Freya Ridings, Mabel and Mahalia are nominated for best female artist, while Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Coldplay D Block Europe and Foals are in the best group.

And joining Capaldi and Dave on the new artist list of the year are Aitch, Mabel and Sam Fender – who last year was named Brits Critics' Choice winner as one of the ones to watch in 2020.

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International artists who like gongs include Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen, Lizzo and Billie Eilish.

Dave was ecstatic with his nominations, writing: "Four Britons ?! No way !!! What an honor and what a way to end the most amazing year. I'm very grateful. Thank you, thank you!"

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 08: Swedish-English singer-songwriter Mabel attends & # 39; Los40 music awards 2019 & # 39; photocall at the Wizink Center on November 8, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mariano Regidor / WireImage)
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Mabel received three nominations

Mabel was one of the few women who made several appearances outside the category of best female artist, with nominations for best new artist and best music.

She said, "It's really surreal to be nominated for three awards this year!

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"It seems like yesterday I was nominated for the British Critics' Choice Award and my journey since then has been a dream come true!

"Third consecutive year to be nominated, so fingers crossed is the third time I'm lucky and can take one home this year."

AJ Tracey said he "was nominated for my first Briton!" for their single Ladbroke Grove.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Camila Cabello performs on stage during iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019, presented by Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo / Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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Camila Ceballo thanked UK fans

American singer Camila Cabello thanked her British fans after being named best female international solo artist.

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"I am very honored to be nominated for international women in the British. My UK fans are very supportive and I can't wait to see them soon!"

This year's ceremony takes place on Tuesday, February 18, with the number of categories reduced to nine of this year's 11 to make the show more about the performances.

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"This year, we will let the artists take the reins completely, encouraging them to create and heal their own unique performances, which will ensure memorable and memorable moments at the 2020 show," organizers said in a statement issued last year.

The Brits Rising Star Award (formerly Critics & # 39; Choice) is announced before the show, with newcomer Celeste winning the trophy this year after being chosen alongside other female artists Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes.

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Last year, award organizers said they would review how awards are distributed for 2021, following reports that genre awards were being submitted to accommodate non-binary artists who do not identify themselves as male or female.

However, the male and female prize categories remain for 2020.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Michael Kiwanuka
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Michael Kiwanuka is the best male solo artist and also the best album

Male Solo Artist of the Year

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Dave

Harry styles

Lewis Capaldi

Michael Kiwanuka

Stormzy

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Charlie XCX
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Charlie XCX is among the solo artist candidates

Female Solo Artist of the Year

Charli XCX

FKA Twigs

Freya Ridings

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Mabel

Mahalia

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 7: Will Champion, Chris Martin and Guy Berryman Coldplay band members perform live on stage at Allianz Parque on November 7, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana / Getty Images)
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Coldplay released their eighth album Everyday Life in 2019

Group of the year

Bastille

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Bring me the HORIZON

Cold play

D Block Europe

Foals

Sam Fender, winner of British critics & # 39; 2019 Choice Award
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Sam Fender is the new artist of the year after breaking out of the Brits Critics' Choice Award last year.

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New artist of the year

Aitch

Dave

Lewis Capaldi

Mabel

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Sam fender

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
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Mark Ronson and Nothing Breaks Like A Heart by Miley Cyrus are up for the song of the year

Song of the year

AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove

Calvin Harris and Rag & # 39; B & # 39; Bone Man – Giant

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Dave featuring Burna Boy – Location

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – I Don't Care

Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

Mabel – Don't call me

Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

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Sam Smith and Normani – Dancing with a Stranger

Stormzy – Vossi Bop

Tom Walker – Just You and Me

Lewis Capaldi during the Q Awards 2019 in association with Absolute Radio at Camden Roundhouse, London.
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Lewis Capaldi had a hugely successful year leading the charts and playing Glastonbury

Album of the year

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Dave – Psychodrama

Harry Styles – Fine Line

Lewis Capaldi – Divinely uninspired to an infernal extent

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka

Stormzy – Heavy is the Head

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Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen is one of the nominees for best male international solo artist.

Male International Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen

Burna boy

Dermot kennedy

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Post malone

Tyler the Creator

Lizzo at the Maerican Music Awards
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Lizzo is among the nominees for best international female artist

International female solo artist

Ariana Grande

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Billie Eilish

Camila Cabello

Lana del ray

Lizzo

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