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2014 Brit Award Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 2014 Brit Awards have been revealed, lead by Bastille and Disclosure who have four nominations each
Sam Smith has been named Critic's Choice for the 2014 Brit Awards
The nominees for the 2014 Brit Awards have been revealed, lead by Bastille and Disclosure who have four nominations each.

London band Bastille and duo of brothers Disclosure are leading the nominations for the 2014 Brit awards with four nominations each in the British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single and British Album of the Year categories.

David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys are up for two awards each, with Bowie's Best Male nomination coming 30 years after he last won the prize in 1984.

The Critic's Choice Award winner is Sam Smith, also the winner of the BBC Sound of 2014, which predicts which artists are headed for big things in the coming months. International nominees include Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Janelle Monae and Drake.

Full list of nominations:

British Male Solo Artist

David Bowie, Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman, Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist

Birdy, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula

British Breakthrough Act

Bastille, Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar, Tom Odell

British Group

Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Disclosure, One Direction, Rudimental

British Single

Bastille - Pompeii, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love, Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge - White Noise, Ellie Gouldng - Burn, John Newman - Love Me Again, Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith - La La La, Olly Murs - Dear Darling, One Direction - One Way Or Another, Passenger - Let Her Go, Rudimental ft Ella Eyre - Waiting All Night

British Album of the Year

Arctic Monkeys - AM, Bastille - Bad Blood, David Bowie - The Next Day, Disclosure - Settle, Rudimental - Home

International Male Solo Artist

Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem, John Grant, Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist

Janelle Monae, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Pink

International Group

Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Haim, Kings of Leon, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

British Producer

Ethan Johns, Flood and Alan Moulder, Paul Epworth

The awards will be broadcast on Wednesday 19th February. Follow Gear4music.com on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest product launches, music news and offers.

By Alice Thomson

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 09:18 to category : Music News

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