Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

Pop artist Dua Lipa has beaten Ed Sheeran for most nominations at this year's Brit Awards.

A number of other nominated stars including frontrunners Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran also could not make the launch but shared their delight at being nominated on social media.

Dua Lipa is also among four artists whose first full-length studio albums have been nominated. 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.

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

And her competition in the breakthrough act category includes J Hus, Loyle Carner, Sampha and Santan Dave.


In the worldwide categories, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Drake, LCD Soundsystem, HAIM, Arcade Fire, Alice Wolf, The Killers, and Alicia Keys have been nominated.

The singer-songwriter is also up for best single of the year as well as best British male solo artist alongside four artists who released their debut solo albums in 2017 - Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Loyle Carner and Rag'N'Bone Man.

Liam Payne, who was nominated for best British single and best video for Strip That Down, has hailed the power of British music.

Taylor Swift, Lorde, Bjork, Pink and Alicia Keys are all nominated for best worldwide female while actor Donald Glover's musical alter-ego, Childish Gambino, earns a nod in the best global male category.

At the ceremony to announce the nominations, Jorja Smith was also revealed as the victor of the 2018 critics' choice BRIT Award.

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