Nominations for the 2014 Brit awards have been revealed in London with English electro duo Disclosure and pop rock outfit Bastille topping the nominations list with four nods apiece. They are followed closely by pop singer Ellie Goulding and dance collective Rudimental, who each scored three nominations.
Other acts up for the prestigious music award are British indie darlings Arctic Monkeys who will fight it out against Bastille, Disclosure, Rudimental and boy band wonders One Direction for Best British Group. Indie pop act London Grammar received their first nomination, landing on the Breakthrough Act list while Lorde surprised no-one with her nomination for International Female Artist.
This year’s nominations are dominated by new acts with breakthrough newcomers Jake Bugg, James Blake, John Newman and Tom Odell all up against the legendary David Bowie for the Male Solo Artist award. Haim, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been nominated for the International Group award, facing Kings of Leon, Daft Punk and Arcade Fire in the category.
Arctic Monkeys are set to open the February 19 ceremony which will also feature performances by Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, Bastille and Rudimental. It will be held at London’s O2 arena with comedian James Corden as host.
The Brit Awards 2014 nominations
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Sam Smith (Winner)
Bastille – Pompeii
Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love Me Again
Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith – La La La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental ft Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night
MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home
BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Flood (Mark Ellis) & Alan Moulder
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Kings of Leon
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis