Full list of 2017 brit awards nominees and a preview.
byNaija Blog Queen Olofofo-
The 2017 Brit Awards take place on February 22 and it promises to be another great night of music.Among what could be expected on the night is a David Bowie posthumous Award as best British male solo artist after being shortlisted for next month's ceremony.But acts like Craig David, Michael Kiwanuka and Mercury Prize winner Skepta will be trying their best to stop that happening.
Anonhni, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Lianne La Havas and Nao will compete for the best British female artist.
Zayn Malik the former One Direction has been nominated for best British single with his track, Pillowtalk,he will be battling against Little Mix with Shout Out To My Ex as well as James Arthur with Say You Won't Let Go.
The other acts in the category are Alan Walker's Faded Calum Scott track Dancing On My Own, Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna on This Is What You Came For, Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie for Rockabye, Coldplay with Hymn For The Weekend, Jonas Blue ft. Dakota for Fast Car and Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson with Girls Like.
Craig David, Christine And The Queens and Calum Scott as well as Brits Critics' Choice winner Rag'n'Bone Man are all performing during tonight's event in a live tv show.
Little Mix are also up for best British group, this time going against Radiohead, The 1975, Bastille and Biffy Clyro.
Skepta who has had a good year will be vieing for best British breakthrough act along with, Anne-Marie, Blossoms, Critics' Choice winner Rag'n'Bone Man and Stormzy.
Zayn will be battling it out with his former group One Direction for British artist video of the year - the former for Pillowtalk and the latter for History.
Some more exciting other British single contestants to look out for includes other Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna on This Is What You Came For, Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie for Rockabye, James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go, Jonas Blue ft. Dakota with Fast Car and Tinie Tempah ft. Zara Larsson for Girls Like.
Best video nominees are Adele for Send My Love (To Your New Lover) and Little Mix again, this time featuring Sean Paul on the track Hair.
International male solo artists includes my favourite of all,Bruno Mars along with Bon Iver, Drake, Leonard Cohen and The Weeknd.
Sisters will be doing it for themselves literally when Beyonce goes head long with her sister Solange for the International female solo gong.They will be competing with Christine And The Queens, Rihanna and Sia.
The international group nominees are Kings Of Leon, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, A Tribe Called Quest, Drake & Future and Twenty One Pilots.
See the full list of Brit awards nominees below…
British Male Solo Artist David Bowie Craig David Kano Michael Kiwanuka Skepta
British Female Solo Artist Anohni Ellie Goulding Lianne La Havas Nao Emeli Sande
British Group The 1975 Bastillle Biffy Clyro Little Mix Radiohead
British Breakthrough Act Anne-Marie Blossoms Rag ‘N’ Bone Man Skepta Stormzy
Critics’ Choice Rag ‘N’ Bone Man - winner Anne-Marie Dua Lipa
British Single James Arthur - ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ Clean Bandit - ‘Rockabye’ Coldplay - ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ Jonas Blue ft Dakota - ‘Fast Car’ Calvin Harris ft Rihanna - ‘This Is What You Came For’ Little Mix - ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ Callum Scott - ‘Dancing On My Own’ Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson - ‘Girls Like’ Alan Walker - ‘Faded’ Zayn - ‘Pillowtalk’
British Album Of The Year The 1975 - ‘I Like It When You Sleep...’ David Bowie - ‘Blackstar’ Kano - ‘Made In The Manor’ Michael Kiwanuka - ‘Love and Hate’ Skepta - ‘Konnichiwa’
British Artist Video Of The Year Adele - ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ James Arthur - ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ Clean Bandit - ‘Rockabye’ Jonas Blue ft Dakota - ‘Fast Car’ Coldplay - ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ Calvin Harris ft Rihanna - ‘This Is What You Came For’ Little Mix - ‘Hair’ One Direction - ‘History’ Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson - ‘Girls Like’ Zayn - ‘Pillowtalk’
International Male Solo Artist Bon Iver Leonard Cohen Drake Bruno Mars The Weeknd
International Female Solo Artist Beyonce Christine and the Queens Rihanna Sia Solange
International Group A Tribe Called Quest Drake and Future Kings of Leon Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Twenty-One Pilots