The countdown to the biggest night in British music is officially on.
On Saturday, the Brit Awards announced the nominees for next year’s awards ceremony, with some of the most popular British acts in the industry competing for the night’s best prizes.
It’s probably no surprise that Adele is among the top nominees this time around, with Ed Sheeran, Dave, and Little Simz joining her with four nods each.
All four of these artists are in the running for the coveted album of the year award and were nominated in the first “Best British Artist” category after organizers cut gender awards prior to the 2022 ceremony.
In the meantime, what the organizers have described as another step towards inclusivity, new genre-specific categories have been introduced for acts representing pop / R&B, alternative / rock, hip-hop / grime / rap act and dance music.
Sam Fender and Little Simz are among the top nominees of the year
Other British acts in the running are Sam Fender, Little Mix, Dua Lipa and Coldplay, who each have two nominations, while international acts like Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Central Cee, David Guetta and reigning Eurovision winner Måneskin also compete for multiple awards .
Here is the full list of nominees …
Dave – Together we are all alone
Little Simz – Sometimes I may be an introvert
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
A1 x J1 – Latest trends
Anne Marie x KSI x Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play
Becky Hill and David Guetta – Remember
Central Cee – Obsessed with you
Dave and Stormzy – Clash
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)
Glass animals – heat wave
Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta – bed
Nathan Evans, 220 Kid, and Billen Ted-Wllerman
Riton x Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday
Russ Million x Tion Wayne – Body
Tom Grennan – A little love
INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR
ATB x Thema x A7S – your love (9 p.m.)
Billie Eilish – happier than ever
Doja Cat and SZA – kiss me more
Drake and Lil Baby – girls want girls
Galantis, Little Mix and David Guetta – Heartbreak Anthem
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call me by your name)
Lil Tjay and 6lack – Call my phone
Måneskin – I want to be your slave
Olivia Rodrigo – a good 4 u
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay
The weekend – save your tears
Holly Humberstone (already announced as winner)
The 2022 Brit Awards will be broadcast live from London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday 8 February, with comedian Mo Gilligan taking over for the first time.