Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran lead Brit Award 2015 nominations

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Sam Smith has received the most nominations for the Brit Awards 2015.

The 'Stay With Me' singer, 22, was recognised in a massive five categories, making him the most-nominated artist at this year's music ceremony.

Sam Smith performing 'Stay With Me' on the final of 'The X Factor'. Shown on ITV1 HD.

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He'll compete for awards in categories including 'British Male Solo Artist', 'Breakthrough Artist', 'British Single' for 'Stay With Me' and 'Mastercard British Album of the Year' for debut offering In The Lonely Hour.


Following hot on his heels ara Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, who each received four nominations, and Royal Blood, with three nominations.

Ed Sheeran, BBC Music Awards held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, 11 December 2014

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Ed Sheeran has four nominations.

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Beyonce has one nomination.

Other artists recognised this year include One Direction and Coldplay in 'Best British Group, Taylor Swift and Beyonce in the 'Best International Female' category, 5 Seconds of Summer in the 'Best International Group' category, and Pharrell Williams in 'Best International Male'.

Former X Factor star Ella Henderson has also won herself nominations for 'British Female Solo Artist' and 'British Single' for 'Ghost'.

The Brit Awards 2015 take place 25 February.

British Male Solo Artist

Damon Albarn
Ed Sheeran
George Ezra
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

British Female Solo Artist

Ella Henderson
FKA Twigs
Jessie Ware
Lily Allen
Paloma Faith

British Group
Clean Bandit
One Direction
Royal Blood

British Breakthrough

FKA Twigs
George Ezra
Royal Blood
Sam Smith

Mastercard British Album of the Year

Alt-J - This Is All Yours
Ed Sheeran - X
George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

British Single

Calvin Harris - Summer
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson - Ghost
George Ezra - Budapest
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Route 94 ft Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigma - Nobody to Love

British Video of the Year

Calvin Harris - Summer
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones - I Got U
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
One Direction - You and I
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Route 94 ft Jess Glynne - My Love
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigma - Nobody to Love

International Female Solo Artist

Lana Del Rey
St Vincent
Taylor Swift

International Male Solo Artist

Jack White
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

International Group

5 Seconds of Summer
The Black Keys
First Aid Kit
Foo Fighters
The War On Drugs


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