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​the brits: and the nominees are…

Homegrown stars fly the flag for Britain with Sam Smith wiping the board with five nominations, Ed Sheeran with four and FKA Twigs with two.

by i-D Team
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Jan 16 2015, 11:31am

The UK's most prestigious music awards have rolled round again and the nominees are in. Last year's Critics' Choice winner, 22-year-old Sam Smith's is the name on everyone's lips once more, up for five awards including British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist, which he'll be battling it out against Ed Sheeran for. The girls are by no means falling short either, with FKA Twigs nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act (up against CHVRCHES, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Sam Smith), and Charli XCX for British Artist Video of the Year. All will be revealed on 25th February at the BRIT Awards 2015, hosted by Ant & Dec and broadcast live on ITV.

This year you can vote for your fave British Video and your standout British Breakthrough Act here, from the nominees:

British Video
Calvin Harris - Summer
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Duke Dumont Ft Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
One Direction - You And I
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 Ft Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigma - Nobody To Love

British Breakthrough Act
CHVRCHES
FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

And the rest of the nominees are…

Mastercard British Album
Alt-J - This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran - X
George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

British Female Solo Artist
Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

British Male Solo Artist
Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

British Group
Alt-J
Clean Bandit
Coldplay
One Direction
Royal Blood

International Male Solo Artist
Beck
Hozier
Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

International Female Solo Artist
Beyonce
Taylor Swift
Lana Del Rey
Sia
St. Vincent

International Group
The War On Drugs
5 Seconds Of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters

Critics' Choice Award
James Bay
George The Poet
Years & Years

British Producer
Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory
Flood
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

British Single
Calvin Harris - Summer
Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Duke Dumont Ft Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson - Ghost
George Ezra - Budapest
Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Route 94 Ft Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigma - Nobody To Love

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Photography Nick Dorey
Styling Hanna Kelifa