In what looks set to be another big year for British music, the BRIT Awards 2016 are next month celebrating some of the biggest talent from last year, with the nominations for the annual event revealed yesterday evening (January 14).

Could Coldplay scoop a prize or two?

Could Coldplay scoop a prize or two?

Whilst James Bay, Calvin Harris, Jamie xx, Mark Ronson and Aphex Twin battle it out in the British Male Solo Artist category, Adele takes on Amy Winehouse, Florence + the Machine, Laura Marling and Jess Glynne for British Female Solo Artist.

British Group is dominated by men this year with Little Mix surprisingly missing out on a nomination. Instead, one of Years & Years, Blur, Foals, Coldplay and One Direction will take home the prize.

MasterCard British Album of the Year is a hotly contended group of nominations. Adele's '25' is of course in the running, up against Florence + the Machine's 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful', Coldplay's 'A Head Full of Dreams', James Bay's 'Chaos and the Calm' and Jamie xx's 'In Colour'.

In the International Solo Artist categories, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Father John Misty and Justin Bieber do battle in the men's category, whilst Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, Meghan Trainor, Courtney Barnett and Bjork compete for the women.

Alabama Shakes, Eagles of Death Metal, Major Lazer, Tame Impala and U2 do battle for International Group.

Check out the full list of nominations for the BRIT Awards 2016 below:

British Male Solo Artist

  • Aphex Twin
  • Calvin Harris
  • James Bay
  • Jamie xx
  • Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist

  • Adele
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Jess Glynne
  • Laura Marling

British Group

  • Blur
  • Coldplay
  • Foals
  • One Direction
  • Years & Years

British Producer Of The Year

  • Charlie Andrew
  • Mark Ronson
  • Mike Crossey
  • Tom Dalgety

British Single

  • Adele - 'Hello'
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples - 'How Deep Is Your Love'
  • Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - 'Bloodstream'
  • Ellie Goulding - 'Love Me Like You Do'
  • James Bay - 'Hold Back The River'
  • Jess Glynne - 'Hold My Hand'
  • Little Mix - 'Black Magic'
  • Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato - 'Up'
  • Philip George - 'Wish You Were Mine'
  • Years & Years - 'King'

MasterCard British Album Of The Year

  • Adele - '25'
  • Coldplay - 'A Head Full of Dreams'
  • Florence + the Machine - 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'
  • James Bay - 'Chaos and the Calm'
  • Jamie xx - 'In Colour'

International Male Solo Artist

  • Drake
  • Father John Misty
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bjork
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Meghan Trainor

International Group

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • Major Lazer
  • Tame Impala
  • U2

British Artist Video

  • Adele - 'Hello'
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples - 'How Deep Is Your Love'
  • Ed Sheeran - 'Photograph'
  • Ellie Goulding - 'Love Me Like You Do'
  • Jessie J - 'Flashlight'
  • Little Mix - 'Black Magic'
  • Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin - 'Runnin' (Lose It All)'
  • One Direction - 'Drag Me Down'
  • Sam Smith - 'Writing's On The Wall'
  • Years & Years - 'King'

British Breakthrough Act

  • Catfish And The Bottlemen
  • James Bay
  • Jess Glynne
  • Wolf Alice
  • Years & Years

Jack Garrett was also presented with the BRITs Critics Choice Award at the nominations event.

BRITs Chairman Max Lousada said: "The nominations show what a great year it's been for British talent at all levels, from record-breaking previous BRIT Award winners to newer acts celebrating stellar debuts. Home-grown artists have not only dominated our own charts this year, they've won legions of fans the world over by representing British music at its best. We can look forward to a fantastic and hotly-contested Awards show this year."

The BRIT Awards broadcast live on ITV at 8pm, taking place on February 24 at The O2 Arena in London with hosts Ant & Dec.

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