AceShowbiz - The complete nomination list for the upcoming BRIT Awards has been revealed. Dua Lipa leads the pack with five nominations this year, including British Breakthrough Act and British Album of the Year for her debut effort "Dua Lipa". Her hit song "New Rules" is in the running for British Single Award.
Additionally, the singer/model is the first female artist to receive five nominations in a single year. "Lol how is this real?" Lipa tweeted shortly after the announcement was made. Trailing behind the songstress is Ed Sheeran, who receives four nominations this year. The "Shape of You" hitmaker is vying for the prize in British Male Solo Artist category, where he's pitted against the likes of Liam Gallagher, Loyle Carner and Stormzy.
Lol how is this real— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) 13 Januari 2018
Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, on the other hand, are also going up against each other for the first time. Payne's "Strip That Down" featuring Quavo is nominated for British Artist Video of the Year along with Styles' "Sign of the Times" and Malik's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" featuring Taylor Swift.
"Thank you so much, you guys are great. I can't believe it I'm so happy," Payne said of the nominations. "It's crazy. I just can't believe it. I have the need to say fantastic. I say that quite a lot. The song's done extremely well, I am extremely happy with the success so far.. We just reached a billion streams. I have never written down that number, I have never had the need."
In International Female Solo Artist category, Alicia Keys is pitted against the likes of Lorde, Pink and Taylor. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar is nominated in International Male Artist category along with Childish Gambino a.k.a Donald Glover, DJ Khaled and Drake.
The winners from all categories will be announced at the ceremony on February 21 at London's O2 Arena. Lipa and Sheeran are included in the list of performers together with Sam Smith and Foo Fighters.
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