London artists recognised with Brit nominations

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2018

Ed Sheeran, pictured here performing at Glastonbury Festival, has been nominated for four Brit Awards.

Singer-songwriter Sheeran, whose "Divide" was the fastest-selling album ever for a male solo artist in Britain, is nominated in the best solo artist and best album categories for the February 21 awards.

With 5 million sales worldwide from her one studio album, Dua Lipa is dubbed the next star to hail from the United Kingdom, as the only female British national to achieve a No 1 in the country since Adele in 2015. She's received five nominations - including best album, best female and best video.


The south London musician - who frequently references his mum, Jean, on his debut album - was shortlisted in the best British solo male and best breakthrough artist categories.

Rag'N'Bone Man took a different tack, tweeting he was "rooting" for Liam Gallagher in the best British male artist prize for which they are both nominated.

The best British band nominees are Gorillaz, London Grammar, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and The xx.


Dua Lipa's eponymous debut release and afrobeats rapper J Hus's Common Sense are also up for the prestigious prize which was won posthumously by David Bowie at last year's ceremony.

Foo Fighters - who will perform at the 38th Brits next month - are nominated for best worldwide group alongside fellow U.S. acts Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Canadian group Arcade Fire.

Taylor Swift, Lorde, Bjork, Pink and Alicia Keys are up for best worldwide female, while Childish Gambino, Beck, DJ Khaled, Drake and Kendrick Lamar are up for best global male.


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