Little Mix and Skepta lead 2017 Brit Award nominations
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The British girl band who shot to fame after winning The X Factor scored three nominations in key categories of British Group, British single and British artist video of the year.
Mercury Prize 2016 winner Skepta also bagged three nominations, including British male solo artist, British breakthrough act and British album of the year for Konnichiwa.
X Factor alumnus James Arthur and former One Direction member Zayn Malik‘s receive two nominations.
Mailk’s former One Direction bandmates have one nomination for their last track History in the British artist video of the year category.
Adele, who in 2016 set a Brits record after winning four awards, also received just one nomination in the same category for Send My Love (To Your New Lover).
Fighting it out for the award for The International Female Solo Artist are Rihanna who receives her sixth nomination, while sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles go head-to-head for the top prize.
There are also posthumous nominations for David Bowie and Leonard Cohen. Bowie, who died in January 2016, receives two nominations – in the British male solo artist and British album of the year for his Blackstar album – while Cohen is nominated in the International male solo artist category.
Featuring live performances from Little Mix, Emeli Sande and The 1975 t he event will als o pay tribute to the music stars we lost in 2016 including David Bowie, George Michael and late Beatles producer George Martin, The Telegraph reports.
Robbie Williams is to follow in the footsteps of Elton John and David Bowie to be honoured with The Brits Icon Award. The former Take That star has 17 Brit awards to date.
Hosted by Michael Buble The Brit Awards 2017 takes place at The O2 in London on February 22 and will be broadcast live on ITV at 8pm.
Some Top Nominations:
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
· Michael Kiwanuka
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
· The 1975