Adele and Ed Sheeran Top the 2022 Brit Awards Nominations

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    The list of nominees for the upcoming Brit Awards is in and includes some of the artists we’ve been listening to all year long. Adele and Ed Sheeran are leading the way with four nominations each, with the British rappers Dave and Little Simz keeping them company.

    These four artists will clash in two of the night’s leading categories—the artists of the year and album of the year—where they’ll be joined by Sam Fender. Adele is in the running with her fourth studio album 30, while Sheeran scored his nod with his latest LP Equals.

    Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” and Adele’s “Easy on Me” are also in the running for the song of the year award, but it won’t be an easy fight. This category includes a total of 15 contenders, including “Cold Heart” by Elton John and Dua Lipa and “Clash” by Dave and Stormzy.

    When it comes to the international categories, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, and Olivia Rodrigo are leading the way with two nominations each, including the international artist of the year and best international song.

    The Brit Awards are coming back to London’s O2 Arena on February 8th, 2022, with Mo Gilligan serving as a host. This marks the first ceremony to take place after the Brits announced the introduction of gender-neutral categories last year.


    Album of the year

    Adele – 30

    Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together

    Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

    Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

    Artist of the Year



    Ed Sheeran

    Little Simz

    Sam Fender

    Best group


    D-Block Europe

    Little Mix

    London Grammar

    Wolf Alice

    Song of the Year

    A1 & J1 – Latest Trends

    Adele – Easy On Me

    Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play

    Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember

    Central Cee – Obsessed With You

    Dave ft Stormzy – Clash

    Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits

    Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Mix)

    Glass Animals – Heat Waves

    Joel Corry, Raye & David Guetta – Bed

    KSI – Holiday

    Nathan & 220Kid & Billen Ted – Wellerman

    Riton, Nightcrawlers & Mufasa – Friday

    Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body

    Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love

    Best new artist

    Central Cee


    Joy Crookes

    Little Simz

    Self Esteem

    Best international artist

    Billie Eilish

    Doja Cat

    Lil Nas X

    Olivia Rodrigo

    Taylor Swift

    Best international group




    Silk Sonic

    War On Drugs

    Best international song

    ATB / Topic / A7S – Your Love (9PM)

    Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

    Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)

    Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More

    Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls

    Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem

    Jonasu – Black Magic

    Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay

    Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

    Lil TJ & 6lack – Calling My Phone

    Maneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave

    Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4U

    Polo G – Rapstar

    Tiesto – The Business

    The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

    Brits Rising Star

    Holly Humberstone – Winner

    Bree Runway

    Lola Young

    Best dance

    Becky Hill

    Calvin Harris

    Fred Again

    Joel Corry


    Best rock/alternative


    Glass Animals

    Sam Fender

    Tom Grennan

    Wolf Alice

    Best pop/R&B


    Dua Lipa

    Ed Sheeran


    Joy Crookes

    Best hip-hop/grime/rap

    AJ Tracey

    Central Cee



    Little Simz