Little Mix, Skepta Among Nominees For 2017 Brit Awards


LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Little Mix, Rihanna and Skepta lead the pack with nominations each when the U.K. recording industry announced its picks for the 2017 Brit Awards.

Little Mix picked up nods for British Group, British Single and British Video, Skepta earned nominations for British Male Solo, British Breakthrough Act and British Album while Rihanna is in contention for British Single, British Video and International Female Solo Artist.

British rock legend David Bowie and Canadian rapper Drake were close behind, earning two nominations each — British Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for Bowie and International Solo and Group Artist for Drake.

Rag 'N' Bone Man, who performed during the nomination ceremony, was presented with the Critics Choice Award and Robbie Williams was named as the recipient for the Brits Icon Award.

Canadian singer Michael Bublé had been previously announced to host the awards show, but his continued participation remains unclear. Bublé announced in November that he was cancelling all public commitments after his son was diagnosed with cancer.

With, or without Bublé, the awards gala will be held on held Feb. 22nd at London's O2 Arena.

Brit Awards Nominations 2017

British Male Solo Artist
Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta


British Female Solo Artist

Anohni
Ellie Goulding
Emeli Sandé
Lianne La Havas
Nao


British Group

The 1975
Bastille
Biffy Clyro
Little Mix
Radiohead


British Breakthrough Act

Anne-Marie
Blossoms
Rag’n’Bone Man
Skepta
Stormzy


British Single

Alan Walker – Faded
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go
Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car
Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Zayn – Pillowtalk


Mastercard British Album Of The Year

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep For You Are Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
David Bowie – Blackstar
Kano – Made In the Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Skepta – Konnichiwa


British Artist Video Of The Year

Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
James Arthur – Say You Won't Let Go
Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car
Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – Hair
One Direction – History
Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – Girls Like
Zayn – Pillowtalk


International Male Solo Artist

Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
Drake
Leonard Cohen
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist

Beyoncé
Christine and the Queens
Rihanna
Sia
Solange

International Group

A Tribe Called Quest
Drake & Future
Kings of Leon
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Twenty One Pilots