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Adele leads BRIT Award nominations

Adele and James Bay will lead the way at the 2016 BRIT Awards after landing four nominations apiece.

The soulful superstar's comeback hit Hello will compete for British Single and British Artist Video of the Year, while her record-breaking 25 release is in the running for British Album of the Year.


Her fourth nod is for Best Female Solo Artist, in which she will face off against Florence + The Machine, Jess Glynne, Laura Marling, and the late Amy Winehouse.


James Bay will fight for the Best Male Solo Artist honor against Mark Ronson, Jamie XX, Calvin Harris, and Aphex Twin, while he is also up for British Breakthrough Act, and will challenge Adele for British Single and British Album of the Year for Hold Back the River and Chaos & the Calm, respectively.


Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne also look set to celebrate a big night after scoring a total of three nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Drake, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, U2, and Eagles of Death Metal have all earned nods in the international categories.


The Brit Awards 2016 will take place at London's O2 Arena on 24 February (16).


The full list of nominees is:

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 & the Bottlemen


James Bay


Jess Glynne


Wolf Alice


Years & Years

Critics' Choice:


Jack Garratt


Izzy Bizu


Frances

British Single:


Adele, Hello


Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love


Ed Sheeran & 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 featuring Demi Lovato, Up


Philip George, Wish You Were Mine


Years & Years, King

MasterCard British Album of the Year:


Adele, 25


Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams


Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful


James Bay, Chaos & the Calm


Jamie XX, In Color

British Producer of the Year:


Charlie Andrew


Mark Ronson


Mike Crossey


Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year:


Adele, Hello


Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love


Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do


Jessie J, Flashlight


Little Mix, Black Magic


Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, Runnin (Lose It All)


One Direction, 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