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BRIT Awards 2016 Nominations: Aphex Twin, Florence + the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, More

Years & Years scored the most nominations of artists including Calvin Harris, Blur, and Mark Ronson

The 2016 BRIT Awards nominations have been announced, and Olly Alexander’s synth-pop project Years & Years leads the pack with four nods. Among the nominees are SPIN’s 2015 Producer of the Year, Jamie xx, SPIN’s 2015 Artist of the Year, Drizzy Drake, and Kendrick Lamar, whose masterful To Pimp a Butterfly was SPIN’s best album of 2015. Find the rest of the nominees — including Aphex Twin, perennial festival queen Florence + the Machine, and Ed Sheeran — below. Perhaps this year will see another stunning performance from Kanye West of an as-yet-unknown SWISH track…

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 Breakthrough Act
Catfish and Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

British Single (sales success – voting starts tonight)
Adele, “Hello”
Calvin Harris and Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
Ed Sheeran and 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 and Demi Lovato, “Up”
Phillip George, “Wish You Were Mine”
Years & Years, “King”

Mastercard British Album of Year
Adele, 25
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay, Chaos and Calm
Jamie xx, In Colour

British Producer of Year
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year (Top Ten by YouTube views)
Adele, “Hello”
Calvin Harris and 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 feat. Beyoncé, “Runnin’”
1D, “Drag Me Down”
Sam Smith, “Writing’s On The Wall”
Years & Years, “King”

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