Dua Lipa Leads Brit Nominations

BRIT Award 2018 nominations: Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa and Little Mix among hopefuls

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa leads the BRITs nominations with five, while Ed Sheeran follows with nods in four categories.

Liam Gallagher has received his first solo BRIT Awards nomination, while his older brother Noel Gallagher was snubbed.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa, 22, has five nominations including best British female solo artist, where she will battle it out against 2015 victor Paloma Faith, rapper-poet Kate Tempest, Jessie Ware and Laura Marling.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at "The BRITs Are Coming", Liam - who has son Bear with Cheryl, 34, - said: "I built this little bar, well I bought the tools, I imagined this bar area in our house with all of our awards on the wall".

And he's no doubt hoping to add the awards for Best British Artist Video of the Year and British Single of the Year to the display, as he admitted that he's pretty chuffed to be nominated so early into his solo career. "This is where I am from so it it's extra special".

Dua Lipa is also among four artists whose first full-length studio albums have been nominated.

The former One Direction star is nominated for best single and best artist video for Strip That Down, which features rapper Quavo.

J Hus and Rag'n'Bone Man have three each, while there are two nominations each for Stormzy, Loyle Carner, Little Mix and Clean Bandit.

He said: "It's fantastic".

'We all needed a break, it got a bit insane at one point.

Jason Iley, BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland said: "This year's nominations, as well as the incredible performances on our launch show tonight, are representative of an exciting, genre spanning and vibrant year in British music with a strong mix of established acts alongside new and emerging artists who are set to become the big names of the future". "I don't think it's really my time".

At the ceremony to announce the nominations, Jorja Smith was also revealed as the victor of the 2018 critics' choice BRIT Award.

Dua Lipa arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London February 22, 2017.

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