Brit Awards Nominations: All The Goss

The Brits are coming! The 37th Brit Awards take place in London’s O2 Arena on 22 February and we have just find out what celebs will be in the audience, waiting nervously to see if they’ve won. This is because the nominations were read out by Emma Willis at the weekend in a star-studded show that was like a mini-Brit Awards.

You could see everything live on ITV as Emma Willis read out the names and there were performances by Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Calum Scott and Christine and the Queens.

Emma looked stunning in a sequin jacket and a black jumpsuit, which was gorgeous to look at but still comfortable enough to run around the stage in so she could do her hosting duties. She’s used to wearing heels and going up and down stairs on the Big Brother set so she kept up the glamour with a lovely pair of classic black court shoes. Stunning!

Emeli Sande presented an award to Rag’n’Bone Man – the Critic’s Choice Awards. She’s a previous winner along with Sam Smith and Adele and the group of them have had incredible success with Bond film soundtracks, No.1 singles and albums and global stardom. Watch out for Rag’n’Bone Man!

What did you think of Emeli’s green coat? Green is a lovely colour for spring and even winter when it’s dark outside to remind us that Spring is coming. You can wear anything underneath and it will still look like you’ve made an effort in a green coat like this.

One of the most energetic live performances was by Christine and The Queens, who is nominated for Best International Female Solo Act going up against Beyonce. What an honour! However, there’s no mistaking that she’s an individual in her own right, keeping her own tomboy-ish sense of style so that her music takes centre stage. She wore the ultimate rock chick outfit of a black t-shirt and black skinny jeans – I admire her attitude!

So let’s get straight to the nominations. This is the list of potential Brit Award 2016 winners:

Best British male solo artist:

  • Craig David
  • David Bowie
  • Kano
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Skepta

Best British female solo artist:

  • Anonhni
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Emeli Sande
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Nao

Best British group:

  • The 1975
  • Bastille
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Little Mix
  • Radiohead

Best international female solo artist:

  • Beyonce
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Solange

Best International male solo artist:

  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Weekend

Best British single nominations:

    • Alan Walker – ‘Faded’
    • Calum Scott – ‘Dancing On My Own’
    • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
    • Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie – Rockabye
    • Coldplay – ‘Hymn For The Weekend’
    • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
    • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
    • Little Mix – ‘Shout Out To My Ex’
    • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
    • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’


Best international group:

  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Drake & Future
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Twenty One Pilots

Mastercard British album of the year:

  • The 1975 – i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
  • Davie Bowie – Blackstar
  • Kano – Made In The Manor
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
  • Skepta – Konnichiwa

Best British artist video:

  • Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
  • Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – ‘Rockabye’
  • Coldplay – ‘Hymn for the Weekend’
  • James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’
  • Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – ‘Fast Car’
  • Little Mix feat. Sean Paul – ‘Hair’
  • One Direction – ‘History’
  • Tinie Tempah feat. Zara Larsson – ‘Girls Like’
  • Zayn – ‘Pillowtalk’

Best British breakthrough act:

  • Anne-Marie (above)
  • Blossoms
  • Rag’N’Bone Man
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

Who do you want to win? Make sure you tune into the real thing, which will be live on ITV on 22 February. We’ll be there and have all the gossip afterwards!

Love Zoex

16th January 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin