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Adele & More Among Mastercard British Awards Nominees; Full List

The BRIT Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year is hotly contested each year and 2016 is no different. Adele, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine, James Bay and Jamie xx go head-to-head for arguably the biggest award of the night.

Since winning the BRITs Critics' Choice Award last year, James Bay's album 'Chaos and the Calm' hit the top spot in the UK album charts. At BRITs 2016, James Bay has a total of four nominations, a feat that leaves him tied with Adele and Years & Years for the greatest number of nominations at The BRIT AWARDS 2016.

Adele broke her four year silence and released her third album '25' in November. It has since spent seven weeks at No. 1 in the UK album chart. Adele won the trophy for MasterCard British Album in 2012 for her second album, '21'. That same year, she also won British Female Solo Artist and went on to win British Single in 2013 for 'Skyfall'. Of course, Adele was the very first winner of the BRITs Critics' Choice Award, way back in 2008.

The last (but not least) previous BRITs Critics' Choice Award winner in this year's MasterCard British Album of the Year category is Florence + the Machine for 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'. She won the accolade in 2009 and went on to win MasterCard British Album the following year for her debut album, 'Lungs'.

Coldplay's nomination for their 2015 release, 'A Head Full of Dreams' marks their 23rd BRITs nomination! Over the years, they've won eight BRIT trophies, including three British Album wins, for 'Parachutes', 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' and 'X & Y'.

At the other end of the scale, this is Jamie xx's first ever BRIT nomination as a solo artist. Although, in 2011 he was nominated for three awards (including MasterCard British Album) as part of his band, The xx.

The full list of nominees follows:

British Male Solo Artist
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX?
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Florence & the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group
One Direction
Years & Years

Catfish & the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics' Choice
Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu

British Single
Adele, "Hello"
Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, "Bloodstream"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"
James Bay, "Hold Back the River"
Jess Glynne, "Hold My Hand"
Little Mix, "Black Magic
Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato, "Up"
Philip George, "Wish You Were Mine"
Years & Years, "King"

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Adele, 25
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay, Chaos & the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year
Adele, "Hello"
Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"
Jessie J, "Flashlight"
Little Mix, "Black Magic"
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, ARROW Benjamin, "Runnin (Lose It All)"
One Direction, "Drag Me Down"
Sam Smith, "Writing's on the Wall"
Years & Years, "King"

International Male Solo Artist
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar?
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer
Tame Impala

Source & Image: Brit Awards

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