Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran lead race for Brit Music Awards

2015-01-16 14:32

London – Man of the moment Sam Smith leads the nominations for Britain’s most prestigious music awards, the Brits.

The soulful 22-year-old Stay With Me singer was nominated for five awards yesterday, including best album and best male artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-5XG-DbAA

It was a good year for male British singer-songwriters, as Ed Sheeran and George Ezra each received four nominations.

British rock duo Royal Blood is up for three awards, and female British contenders include FKA Twigs and Ella Henderson. International nominees include US band The War On Drugs, Swedish duo First Aid Kit and solo artists Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Beck.

The winners will be announced during a concert-style ceremony at London’s 02 Arena on February 25.

Most winners are decided by a ballot of music-industry members, with some chosen by public vote.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA

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