Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne and Stormzy among Brits nominees

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

Little Mix, Clean Bandit, Jonas Blue, Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man, J Hus, Jax Jones, Liam Payne and Dua Lipa also join Ed in the British Single category.

The UK songstress, who is the most streamed female artist on Spotify in 2017 in UK, will perform hits from her Gold selling first album at the du Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, February 24, presented by du LIVE! and brought to you by FLASH Entertainment.

Sheeran has also received a nomination for best British single with "Shape of You", alongside Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson with "Symphony", Liam Payne with "Strip That Down", Calvin Harris with "Feels", J Hus with "Did You See" and with "Touch".

In the best British group category, The xx face competition from Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood and Wolf Alice.

In the worldwide categories, Foo Fighters, Haim, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire are up for best group.

Former One Direction star Liam Payne is nominated for best single and video for "Strip That Down", which has now been a hit in the UK, Australia and US.

Alicia Keys, Björk, Lorde, Pink and Taylor Swift are up for International Female, while Beck, Childish Gambino, DJ Khaled, Drake and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for International Male.

"I love solo life. There is always time for us to come back, we have that". "I don't think we will win this year because of the contenders also nominated". "I don't think it's really my time". The Brits Are Coming also featured performances from previously announced Critics' Choice victor Jorja Smith, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, J Hus and Liam Payne.

"To be one of the people who are mentioned among these names..."

Other successful acts last year who failed to get recognised by the BRITs Voting Academy include Take That, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Rita Ora, while Decca's Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are expected to target categories at the Classic BRIT Awards later this year.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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