Disclosure, James Blake, Lorde Nominated for 2014 Brit Awards

Just after the Grammys air in less than two weeks, the UK’s version of the Grammys aptly titled the Brit Awards follow suit at the start of February. And today the nominees for the Britain’s highest music awards were announced with electronic duo Disclosure coming up big with four nominations, including British Group, British Breakthrough Act, British Album of the Year, and British Single of the Year for “White Noise” featuring AlunaGeorge. Rudimental and Ellie Goulding weren’t far behind each nabbing three nominations. And having recently won the highly coveted Mercury Prize, James Blake seems a shoe-in for British Male Solo Artist—though he is up against David Bowie.

While the awards are meant to honor British artists, it does celebrate the year’s best international artists as well. Picking up their first ever Brit nominations, both Lorde and Drake are up for International Female and Male Solo Artist, respectively. Arcade Fire, HAIM, and Daft Punk each were nominated for International Group.

One award has actually already been given out with Sam Smith awarded the Critics Choice award earlier tonight in London beating out Ella Eyre and Chlöe Howl.

The Brits air Wednesday, February 19 on ITV. See the full list of nominees below.


MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home

British Single of the Year
Bastille – “Pompei”
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Disclosure – “White Noise”
Ellie Goulding – “Burn”
John Newman – “Love Me Again”
Naughty Boy – “La, La, La”
Olly Murs – “Dear Darlin'”
One Direction – “One Way or Another”
Passenger – “Let Her Go”
Rudimental – “Waiting All Night”

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist
Birdy
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Bastille
Disclosure
One Direction
Rudimental

British Breakthrough Act
London Grammar
Bastille
Disclosure
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

Best Producer
Ethan Johns
Flood & Alan Moulder
Paul Epworth


International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars
Drake
Eminem
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lorde
Pink

International Group
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Haim
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

WHO WILL BE THE NEXT FOREIGN ACT TO BREAK IN THE U.S.?

  • Logic

    the nominees here are far better than the Grammys imo