The BRIT Awards 2018 nominations have been revealed and Dua Lipa leads with five nods, while Sam Smith has been snubbed completely.
In the best British female solo artist category, Dua Lipa will face competition from 2015 winner Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware, Kate Tempest, and Laura Marling.
Meanwhile, she’s also been nominated for British Album of the Year, Single of the Year, British Video of the Year and British Breakthrough.
Ed Sheeran came close with three nominations, including best British male solo artist, alongside four artists who released their debut solo albums last year.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, south London rapper Loyle Carner, grime star Stormzy and singer Rag’N’Bone Man join Ed on the shortlist for the prize which was posthumously won by David Bowie in 2017.
The public will be able to vote in the Best British Single category, as ever – which is usually made up of the best-selling releases from the past year.
Some BRIT Awards categories have already had their winners announced, as Jorja Smith has won Critics’ Choice, while Steve Mac has been named the Producer of the Year.
One Direction stars Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson also failed to get a nod – while their ex-bandmates Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles are up for a gong.
They will all be going up against each other in the Video Of The Year category, which was decided by the number of YouTube/Vevo views.
The full list of nominations are here:
British Album of the Year
Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran – Divide
J Hus – Common Sense
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Humour
- Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer.
British Male Solo Artist
- Ed Sheeran
- Liam Gallagher
- Loyle Carner
- Rag’n’Bone Man
British Female Solo Artist
- Paloma Faith
- Kate Tempest
- Jessie Ware
- Laura Marling
- Dua Lipa
- Wolf Alice
- London Grammar
- The XX
- Royal Blood
- Dua Lipa
- J Hus
- Loyle Carner
Critics’ Choice Award
- Jorja Smith – WINNER!
- Stefflon Don
British Single of the Year
- Liam Payne – ‘Strip That Down’ featuring Quavo
- Jax Jones feat. Raye – ‘You Don’t Know Me’
- Clean Bandit – ‘Symphony’ featuring Zara Larsson
- Rag’n’Bone Man – ‘Human’
- J HUS – ‘Did You See’
- Calvin Harris – ‘Feels’ featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
- Dua Lipa – ‘New Rules’
- Ed Sheeran – ‘Shape of You’
- Jonas Blue – ‘Mama’ featuring William Singe
- Little Mix – ‘Touch’
International Female Solo Artist
- Taylor Swift
- Alicia Keys
International Male Solo Artist
- Kendrick Lemar
- Childish Gambino
- Foo Fighters
- Arcade Fire
- LCD Soundsystem
- The Killers
British Artist Video of the Year
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – Feels
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson – Symphony
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe – Mama
Liam Payne Ft Quavo – Strip That Down
Little Mix – Touch
ZAYN and Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever